EL CHUPACABRA: Yummy Street Tacos and the "Goat Sucker" Reinvention of @Mexicali!
EL CHUPACABRA is the hottest street tacos hang-out place in Makati conceptualized by Dixie Mabanta of Mexicali, Cafe Mediterranean, Fishbar Boracay fame. It is located in the current commisary of Mexicali which turned into a street tacos resto with a Mission St. Sanfo vibe.
It is named after the legendary crypid El Chupacabra which literally means Sucker (Chupa) + Goat (cabra) that sucks blood out of livestock, especially goats.
We love the tacos and the whole streetfood with an expat hangout vibe. Check out El Chupacabra:
(Note: This Street is a popular shortcut route if you want to go from Makati to Rockwell bypassing P.Burgos Street.)
Foodies go here to eat the tacos and enjoy it with relatively cheap beer.
I like the chorizo which is like longganisa wrapped in soft tacos with potatoes to balance the taste.
If you like a bite-size steak meal, go for the Carne Asada. A bit bitin lang...
The fish tacos are not bad either and made yummier because of their sweet secret sauce.
For tourists and expats, this is a good taco to try to introduce them to our national dish.
The best for me is the shrimp tacos with the right spice and big shrimps.
The margarita is diluted :( Best to go with local beers to pair with the tacos.
The drinks are relatively affordable with Sangria at P110, and Beer at P45.
TIP: Don't put the extra sauces anymore to appreciate the flavor of the tacos fully.
It's packed at night and hard to get a seat, specially on weekends. Best to go before dinner time, and avoid it when it rains. Budget about P200/person.
5782 Felipe St. cor. Polaris St., Makati City
Telephone Number: +632 895-1919
Sunday to Wednesdays - 11.00am to 12mn,
Thursdays to Saturday - 11.00am to 3am
★ - Highly Recommended
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P.S. Heckle & Jeckle relocated in front of El Chupacabra and it started to give a Malate Vibe together with El Chupacabra with the expat and cool crowd at night.