(SPOT.ph) Handy and offering an explosion of flavor, tacos are one of those eats that always satisfy. They’re especially versatile, taking well to any meat from beef to chicken to pork, and they work great both as a heavy snack or a light meal. Whether you’re looking for a taco that sticks close to Mexican tradition or are open to trying Tex-Mex, Filipino, or even Hawaiian-inspired variants, there’s a taco for you—and we’ve rounded up the must-try shops and purveyors with great-tasting tacos in Manila. All of them deliver or allow for delivery, so you don’t even have to step out of your house to get your fix.
Check out these tasty tacos and taco kits you can get delivered in Manila:
This Bruce Ricketts-helmed taqueria has must-try contemporary takes on tacos, what with variants like Carnitas (P130) with achiote pork confit, roasted pineapple, bean puree, pickled onion, chicharron, and cilantro; Lamb Barbacoa (P200) with lamb ribs, sesame leaf, feta, pickled eggplant, pickled onions, and cilantro; and Crispy Shrimp (P220) with beer-battered shrimp, lychee and cucumber pico de gallo, and Tapatio mayo. Whichever taco you pick, don’t miss their crispy tostadas—no La Chinesca meal is complete without an order (or two, let’s be real) of their Tuna Tostada (P135) with chipotle mayo, salsa fresca, lime, Maggi, orange, onion, and peanuts.
For orders from the BF Homes Parañaque branch, call 0915-292-2475 or find them on GrabFood. For orders from The Grid Food Market branch, check out The Grid Food Market’s delivery website. If you're from Makati or BGC, you can also check out this form for free delivery for preorders worth P1,000 and above. For more information, check out La Chinesca’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Al Pastor Taqueria
Build your own tacos with Al Pastor Taqueria’s all-in-one kits, which come with flour tortillas, meats, sauces, and all the other fillings you’ll need. You can’t go wrong with their Carnitas (P650/six tacos, P1,200/12 tacos, P2,100/24 tacos), a.k.a. pulled pork, or Pollo (P650/six tacos, P1,200/12 tacos, P2,100/24 tacos), a.k.a. chicken variants. But we’re especially big fans of the Birria (P700/six tacos, P1,300/12 tacos, P2,250/24 tacos), which has ultra-tender braised beef and broth on the side to dip the tortillas into before pan-frying your tacos.
Los Tacos Birria PH
As the name implies, Los Tacos Birria specializes in birria tacos—a special beef taco where the tortilla is dipped in the beef's juices, then fried and served with cilantro, onions, lime, and the birria broth. Go for the basic Tacos (P350/three pieces), or step it up with the cheese-spiked Quesabirria (P200) or birria tacos served with Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro, onions, and lime. There’s also the Mulita (P240), or the Quesabirria tacos plus pickled jalapeño peppers and sour cream, and the Tostada (P120) of beef birria with onions, cilantro, and lime. Los Tacos Birria makes everything from scratch, including the sauces.
For orders, send a message to Los Tacos Birria’s Instagram page.
Cochi Loco Manila
Cochi Loco makes great traditional tacos with fresh corn tortillas. Just some of the tacos you can get are the Barbacoa (P350/three pieces), or slow-cooked shredded beef; Baja (P350/three pieces), or fried fish; Carne Asada (P350/three pieces), or grilled steak; and more. Just send them a message on Facebook or Instagram to order, and pay via GCash or BDO, BPI, or Metrobank bank deposit. They can be the ones to book the courier for delivery for you, too!
Manila Tortilla offers kits that have everything you need to make your own at tacos at home. Their selection ranges from more the classic-leaning Carnitas Pulled Pork Tacos (P540/four tacos, P1,200/ten tacos) with pulled pork, salsa fresca, pickled onions, and lime to the snazzy Salmon Confit Tacos (P1,650/ten tacos) with salmon confit, corn fresca, pickled onions, and lime, as well as the French Duck Breast Tacos (P2,300/ten tacos) with seared duck breast, cauliflower parmesan, orange sauce, onion confit, parsley, and orange zest. You can pay for your tacos via GCash or BDO.
Tus Tacos PH
Looking for a sweet-and-smoky bite? Try Tus Tacos’ Al Pastor (P200/three tacos)—a spicy, flavorful taco with dry-rubbed and grilled pork belly paired with juicy pineapples. An umami option is the Shiitake (P200/three tacos), which highlights stir-fried mushrooms and happens to be vegan-friendly. Don’t miss their uber-juicy Carnitas, either—their pork is cooked for eight hours for maximum tenderness. Get your fix by sending them a message on their social media pages and paying via BPI bank transfer.
Casa y Birria
Casa y Birria has a short-but-sweet menu that concentrates on Birria Tacos. Get apiece for P70, two pieces for P130, or three pieces for P190—they all come with a special beef consomme sauce to dip your tacos in. Just send them a message for orders; they take payments via GCash and BPI bank deposit. Delivery is free around Katipunan, but those in other areas will have to book their own courier.
The Blue Apron PH
The Blue Apron offers what they call the Poke Taco—a cross between the Hawaiian dish of seafood and rice and tacos, with a crunchy tempura nori shell taking the place of the typical tortilla. Choose from the Sinful Salmon (P320/three, P530/five, P730/seven) with torched fresh salmon, layu garlic sauce, furikake, and tempura flakes; the Tempting Tuna (P320/three, P530/five, P730/seven) with torched fresh tuna in a soy-sesame sauce, cucumber strips, and scorched cream cheese; and the Krazy Kani (P280/three, P460/five, P650/seven) with torched fresh kani strips, crab cider sauce, mango slices, and tobiko. Check out their order form to get your fix, and pay via bank transfer, GCash, or Paymaya.
Taco Kit MNL
Ever thought of filling your tacos with sisig? Taco Kit MNL makes the unlikely pairing work with their Filipino-style taco kits. Choose from the Beef Taco Kit (P220) with Mexican rice, taco beef, and cheese sauce; or the Sisig Taco Kit (P250) with adobo rice, bagnet sisig, and cilantro aioli. Both kits come with three six-inch soft flour tortillas, a so-called “secret sauce”, pico de gallo, and lettuce. You can send them a message on Viber or on social media for orders and pay through PNB or BDO bank transfer.
Fans of the Makati taco shop, rejoice: Lagrima now delivers their signature tacos, either as ready-to-eat or DIY kit form. Choose from fillings (or in their words, “feelings”) like the Classic Carnitas, or pork shoulder confit in manteca with pickled carrot and jalapenos; the Al Pastor, or grilled shepherd’s pork marinated in achiote paste and served with pickled pineapple and jalapeno; or the Papas, or grilled sweet potato grilled in browned butter and served with refried beans and salsa.
If you prefer to nosh ASAP, go for the ready-to-eat tacos—there’s the Street Taco (P130/piece, P330/three pieces) with a soft tortilla and your choice of filling, the Gringa (P140/piece, P360/three pieces) which is griddled with cheese, or the Crunchy Taco (P160/piece, P420/three pieces) with a fried shell, refried beans, your choice of filling, shredded cabbage, salsa, crema, and cheese. You can also get their taco kits so you can to build your own at home—a kit with six tortillas and two fillings goes for P760, while a kit with a dozen tortillas and four fillings goes for P1,460. (All kits also come with salsas, pickles, cilantro, and onion).
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