Mexican food in Manila is popularized by taquerias with localized Mexican fare. Says Chef Josh Shin of newly-opened foodcourt stall Fat Burrito in Makati who grew up eating south-of-the-border fare from places like Los Angeles’ Chipotle, "I want to show that Mexican food can be done with a lot of flavor." A space in Philamlife’s 9th floor food court now houses Fat Burrito with his take on classic Mexican staples such as tacos, quesadillas and of course, burritos.
His foil-wrapped burritos (P210 for the chicken/ P230 for barbacoa and carnitas), as the food cart name suggests, are fat and a tasty mix of chicken, braised barbacoa or shredded carnitas with corn, lettuce, beans, rice, and fresh tomatoes. "People can actually come in and tell us what they want in their burrito; that’s part of the whole experience," Shin adds.
The Burrito Bowl (starts at P200; choice of chicken, barbacoa or carnitas), a less messy alternative to the tortilla-wrapped variety, is a filling combination of everything good in their burrito sans the tortilla because you can just scoop everything with a spoon. Even their salsa--a Mexican food staple which can make or break even a plate of nachos--are a tad more flavorful and zesty than the usual chunky tomato sauce and comes in four varieties: Fresh Tomato Salsa, Sweet Corn Salsa, Tomatillo-green Chili Salsa and the spicy Red Chili Salsa.
Shin admits that ideally, a space at the Bonifacio Global City will open up so they can build a bigger Fat Burrito, preferably a drive-thru taqueria that will be open late. "But for now, we deliver to the Makati area for anyone who has Mexican food cravings."
Call Fat Burrito at (0906)465-1691 for orders.