New Restaurant Alert: Su Casa Mexican Grill at Multinational Village, Paranaque
A disgruntled Mexican food lover decides to start his own Mexican restaurant
Su Casa Mexican Grill
La Huerta Village Center, Multinational Avenue, Multinational Village, Parañaque City
Open daily from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Leaving Manila and heading over to Mexico
(SPOT.ph) As the age-old adage goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” and Chicago-bred entrepreneur Richard New found that authentic Mexican food is something we need more of in Manila. When he flew back to the Philippines a couple of years ago to help with his father’s business, Richard found himself frequenting places in Makati in search for the tacos and burritos he was accustomed to in the U.S. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, he opened Su Casa as a way of sharing his love for great Mexican fare.
This restaurant is wearing a sombrero and serape.
“I wanted to provide something new and exciting here in Multinational,” he says. “It’s more experimental for me—finding out what’s good, what works.” Without any background in restaurant management, he's driven only by pure passion and love for food.
A photo wall keeps it personal
The Supreme Nachos (P250) is generous and rewarding, heavily laden with huge slices of jalapeños, fresh salsa, and a motherlode of cheese. “Everything is homemade, except the chips, which we fry before serving,” he explains. If he could have his way, Richard would actually want to plant his own peppers. Since not all Mexican ingredients could be sourced in the Philippines, Su Casa uses those that are locally available, working them to deliver the most authentic flavor they could get.
Those who want lighter meals should definitely try their Soft Tacos (maybe around two to three orders?) and house-blended Horchata (P70). It is just the right balance of sweet and savory. (Pro tip: They offer the Horchata on the house every Tuesday—you didn't hear it from us.)
The taco you can't leave without trying is the Chicharones (P95). The pork is cooked to a great level of crispiness and tenderness, both of which add impact to every bite. While freshness takes the cake for the Camaron (P120), the humble Pollo (P95) is given a well-deserved boost. Richard uses carefully marinated chicken that's grilled with just the right smoky flavor.
Su Casa's Barbacoa Burrito (P185) ranked No. 2 on SPOT.ph's Top 10 Burritos (2016 Edition). Perfectly seasoned barbacoa is paired with creamy guacamole and only the freshest house-made pico de gallo. Enjoy this with their extensive beer and cocktail menu for a guaranteed homerun.
Su Casa doesn't hold anything back with their Pollo Enchilada (P220). They put everything you love—sinful cheese, loaded chicken stuffing, good ol’ Mexican veggies, and more—in this fully loaded wrap.
Bananas in Rhum Sauce
So far, there's only one dessert on the menu. The Caramelized Banana with Rhum Sauce (P110) is a warm dessert made with ripe bananas, cinnamon-infused cream, topped with a decadent brown butter rhum sauce. Though still nameless, Su Casa regulars have already made it their own, requestion the dessert à la mode.
Su Casa also serves Quesadillas (starts at P125), Chimichanga (starts at P170), Fajitas (starts at P320), and—because Richard just can't help himself—a wildcard offering of Baby Back Ribs (P400/half slab, P700/full slab).
Photos by Mario T. Dagdag