Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina

2/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina
4.2
4.0 Stars

84 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 39
  • 4 stars 30
  • 3 stars 7
  • 2 stars 7
  • 1 star 1
  • 103 Reviews
  • 165 Recommend
  • 84 Reviewers
Category:
Mexican

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Kris Y.
4.0 Stars

I was so surprised by the huge number of people dining in. We've waited for 2 hrs. (Yep, that long) to get our orders! Gaaad. Your patience will be tested here. Hahaha. But the good news is, food was so delicious! We've ordered beef nachos and calliente wings. It was the best nachos I've tasted so far! Plus it has a big serving. Yummy. Even if it took us so long to sit on our chairs, it was all worth it. Will definitely go back here next time! :)

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Kat M.
2.0 Stars

Had dinner at Silantro with friends, or rather, attempted to have dinner at Silantro. There was already a waiting list and since we were 5th in the line, we endured the wait. When we were finally seated we ordered Beef Nachos, Salpicado, Completo Tacos, and the Paella Fajita and some beers.

There is only one photo in this review: and that is the beef nachos, because THAT IS THE ONLY FOOD THAT ARRIVED ON OUR TABLE!!! The nachos arrived just a few minutes after we were seated. At 180 pesos, it is incredibly cheap and super duper sulit. They are generous with their servings of cheese and beef. But then again, that’s the only thing we had on the table huhu. When we asked the first waiter to follow up, he said he will, went to ask the other waiters, then proceeded as if nothing happened AND THIS HAPPENED TO ANOTHER WAITER AS WELL! Incredible!!! My friend had to stand up and walk to the counter area to ask what the heck was going on. Apparently, the orders did not arrive in the kitchen and they even haven’t started to make our dishes yet!!! 128561128530128545 Perhaps they were scared to tell us, but never have I experience this unprofessionalism of staff before. After the confrontation, we paid for the nachos and the drinks and walked out very hangry. We know that Silantro is famous and always crowded but that is not an excuse to be incredibly inefficient.

I’m still giving two stars because of the good quality of the food though.

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Leslie Ann B.
5.0 Stars
6

Been wanting to eat here and finally when we were in the area, we decided to try it out finally. There was a long queue and we waited for almost 45 minutes to get a slot, no regrets though.128076 The food was delicious! We had an all meat dinner, it was like a carnivore night! 128046

✔ Beef Nachos
✅ Mexican Rib-eye
✔ Macho Lucha Steak
✅ Calliente Wings

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
4

It's pretty difficult to get a table, most especially during peak hours. Luckily, we got one for lunch last Wednesday.

I order their Silantro Burrito (180PHp) it was huge and filled with generous serving of beef, salsa and other ingredients. Then my friends ordered Grilled Porkchop (210PHp) and Salpicado (160PHp) which I got to taste and liked it as well.

They say the one in Kapitolyo is better but since I don't have any comparison. For me their food is still good.

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Tim E.
4.0 Stars
8

197, that was our queuing number, and they were serving number 156 when we got there. Needless to say, Silantro was nothing short of amazing. Hyped or not, the experience was worthwhile.

We got there at around 7pm and we got seated by 8pm-ish. Tired and hungry, I was gradually losing my patience – and I told myself, this better be good! And it was. It is.

Before getting seated, the staff already took our orders, so they could prepare it in advance. We ordered their most famous Beef Nachos (180php), Calliente Wings (180php), Lamb Chop (350php) with a glass of Mojito (90php) and a glass of Margarita (120php) on the side. I even ordered some extra rice thinking that our food is not enought to satisfy my deep hunger. I've never been so wrong in my life.

The food:

✔ BEEF NACHOS -- wouldn't be their bestseller for nothing. It was the bomb!! And when they say beef, they don't mean the usual petty ground beef. They mean chunks and chunks of cubed beef. I couldn't handle myself when it was served before us. I was spazztic!!! LOL Together with the beef, it was topped with loads of fresh tomatoes and lots of melted cheese. I KNOOOOOW, MELTED CHEESE. 128149 What surprised me a bit is there was even avocado in it!! Which my friend super liked. But I was not a fan of it. I don't like avocados haha (don't judge me pls lol) But avocados or not, it's still good. The nacho chips were good as well, crispy and not so salty. 128076

✔ CALLIENTE WINGS -- was considered an appetizer. It is not. I tell you, it is a meal on its own!!! 6 above averaged-sized chicken wings drenched in bbq sauce and topped with shredded greens. Who would've they could go together so perfectly? This is actually my favorite. The bbq sauce was sweet and has a little spice on it. Perfectly balanced flavors. Pair it with their special ranch dressing and you are good to go! Best eaten with bare hands! 128076 (I ate 4 pieces!!! Haha)

✔ LAMB CHOP -- My friend is the one who ordered this. She was seriously craving for some lamb chops before we even got there. Luckily for her, Silantro's Lamb Chops were nothing short of good. We ordered it medium-well. It was really tasty. Served with mashed potatoes on the side, this showstopper is definitely a must try! (Although, the lamb chop we got was still a bit hard and rubbery on some parts. 128532)

✔ DRINKS -- the drinks were okay, I guess, if you like it strong. We asked for extra ice to put on our drinks to water it downs. I did not even finish my Mojito. Sad. 128532128532128532

Overall, the food experience was so good! I will definitely go back and try the other food on their menu (I heard, the quesadilla is a must try as well!). The staff were nice and accomodating too! The place is nice and vibey. The price is super worth it because of their large servings!!!128076128076128076

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Livid G.
5.0 Stars

Went at around 6.30pm on a Friday payday. Will take around 30mins to get seated so get queued up and you may also order ahead.

Beef Nachos - 180php
Trio soft tacos (triple lamb) - 110php
Salad - 65 php
Trio soft tacos (pork,chicken,lamb)

There's usually a long line outside and once you start eating, you will know why. Nachos pinakasulit! They torch the beef and cheese on top! It can be your main course if mabilis Ka mabusog! May beef pa na super lambot at super sarap! The beef is not your cookie cutter ground beef but strands of beef steak haha! #win

Soft shell tacos are winners as well! Would always want to go here everytime I'm at uptown.

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Daylight M.
5.0 Stars
6

all we ordered were great!
they have generous servings, good for 2-3 peeps.
the nachos have the right crisps with beef, lotsa cheese and the salsa is great! yum 128523 (i think this one's their best seller.. every table has it! 9996🏻️)
the rib finger... medium rare and all went well! 128076🏻
the skewers 127842 and the burrito is filling-ly good! as i said, generous serving, so we were all very very full!
they have good value for money too, everything we ate for only 800+
and the staffs/crew were all nice and attentive! will come back to eat some more! hahaha!

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Marianne P.
5.0 Stars

Always be my number one mexican resto128536 beef nachos and beef quesadillas 🤗 anything here is so great!!!!

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Pauie P.
5.0 Stars
2

Death by Silantro hahaha.
Ate dinner here 2 days in a row with the same orders. Wednesday, with my dad and brother before the last full show of Train to Busan. Thursday, my friend treat me for dinner again since she was having a bad day and wanted something good to eat. Hahaha.

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Denise Hanna F.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Alexandra N.
5.0 Stars
3

Silantro's quesadilla, wings and burrito 10084

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Nikki C.
5.0 Stars
5

At 5:30pm, I can't believe that Silantro is already packed! 128561

This is another biglaang yayaan with A for food exploring 128521 #biglaangyayaanisstillthebest A craved for Silantro's spicy wings and I was just happy to get to eat good food and tag along 128513

🔸Calliente Wings (180php) -- 11088110881108811088️🌶🌶🌶

🔸Beef Nachos (180php) -- 1108811088110881108811088️ generous cheese servings. Super sarap!! 128525

🔸Lamb Ligero (75php) -- 1108811088110881108811088️ I love this!! Lamb omg 128525128525 the meat was very tender, it was very filling and affordable 10084

🔸Mojito 127864(90php) -- 11088110881108811088️ very refreshing

This place is very affordable and the food is just soooo yum! 10084️ Service is excellent. I can't really say what time is best to come coz I went there on a weekday, a Tuesday and it was still early, yet the place is already packed.

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Tenten C.
4.0 Stars
7

I've been eyeing this place ever since I started going to UP Town Center. But its always packed with people and lining up seems impossible.

Alas, waited it out and finally dined last night!!

Ordered Beef Nachos (P180) -- which for me was a steal!!! All those beeeeeffyy goodness and cheese and tomatoes? yum!!! Plus the serving is HUGE!! Good for 1-2 hungry people and great for 2-3 should they just opt for a lite snack. #chefrecommends

Grilled Lamb Chops (P350) -- meh. 128529 this one? I had high hopes for this one. Although its good with mash potatoes and gravy served on a sizzling plate, i feel like you're paying more for the bones rather than the meat. All it has are lamb bones, so no, steer away from this one. Not worth the money. 128531

Skewers (P220) - this one is okay, served with grilled tomatoes and their guac sauce. I love this with their garlic sauce and a squeeze of lemon to balance the richness. This one is worth the money. Its a skewer or meat and chicken with tomatoes. Also served with corn and green onions rice. (Which I wasn't able to try)

Fresh Dalandan Juice (P90) this one I enjoyed. Tangy for my taste and balances all the rich and fatty food I just ate. Refreshing too. This is what their server Pauie recommend for our beverage.

Service - 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻 servers like Pauie and Angelo are very attentive to guests needs. Accommodating too!

Ambiance and Interiors are okay. Since its a mexican cantina type, so designs are a bit rugged and simple. I like it though. Goes well with the theme and vibe.

Overall? I would definitely go back to try their other menu offerings. Would probably call for reservations beforehand just to make life easier and less waiting I guess. 128517

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Abbey A.
5.0 Stars

It's always full here!! So thankfully there was one more table left when we came in for lunch.

I had Luchas Tacos! The only thing I ever order in the two times I've had Silantro. The first time I was overwhelmed with the 3 choices of meat for the Completo, so I had the Medio for this visit. I got the exact same choices of meat, minus the lengua, which was lamb and beef. My!!! This was amazing. I crushed the hard taco shells and mixed it all together. Just like a veggie salad but so much better!

I'm ma-rice and it means something when I could go on with a meal without thinking about ordering another dish with rice or eating another rice meal right after to satisfy my craving. Luchas Tacos makes me forget about rice! Hahaha ibang klase talaga! And for just P95, sooobrang worth it!

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Pauie P.
5.0 Stars

I brought my cousin here for lunch+merienda. I told her to order Beef Nachos and Burritos only, but she was insisting on ordering some more i just told her that the serving size is enough for us. She commended on the Beef Nachos like "Tao na ko, nakatikim na ko ng totoong nachos" and she kept saying repeatedly that she will bring her husband there.
Apologies for the photo we were really hungry. Hehe

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars
2

It was a friend's despedida and it was a friday night. I was amazed by the newly opened mall at UP town center (ateneo town center). Grabe parang several months ago wala lang yung ligar na iyon. Amazeballs parang magic nag appear napang bigla yung building.

Any way, we dined at the old UP town center. The place is still pinipilahan. We were number 208. The turn over was fast naman. The nachos was still a big hit.

128204128525 quesadilla
Super cheesy. I like it with the mushrooms. The cheese was oozing -- flowing out of the pita bread.

128204128525 seafood paella
This was moist. Malasa. There were clams, squid, fish and folded pita bread.

These two i'd like to add to my recommendations.
The service was great nakaroon lang ng koonting misunderstanding bout the take out order that my friend had.

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Marielle I.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Marie Pauline C.
3.0 Stars

Not sure if I've expected too much from them but given that a lot of my friends are talking about it, O thought their food is really good. Similar to the score I gave, it was ok. Not the type of food I will crave to go back for.

BUT maybe, I didn't try enough variety of food or maybe I just chose the wrong items in the menu? I'll give them another shot in the future so I might go back. 128521

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Charmaine L.
5.0 Stars
6

UP Town Center in Katipunan is almost on its final completion stage and the restaurant selections are getting wide. Have been around katipunan for almost 5 yrs, the place is flocking with good restaurants and food parks. One of my favorite is the Silantro Fil-Mex restaurant, if you're into a burritos nachos thing (mexican food) this is the place for you. Their price are very reasonable and it won't hurt your pocket and the food tastes good also. Their food selections aren't that wide it's okay at least you won't be getting a hard time in choosing what to order.

Just to remind also that you have to bring patience with you when visiting them because they have plenty of customers especially during lunches and dinners. They will get your orders while you are waiting and do expect a 30mins to an hour waiting time for you to be seated and served.

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May B.
4.0 Stars

My partner really wanted to try Silantro, and I did, too, because the last time I ate here (last year, I think), we left after eating nachos because they didn't tell us almost nothing else was available.

Knowing the line would be long, we arrived 11:30 and despite being #28 (and #7 was just seated), we still waited. I'd say the wait would be really long, but it didn't bother me because... Pokémon GO had just been released. Lol. Anyway, I'd say they are very systematic with their lines, I mean, they should be! After about 20 minutes, they called my name and handed me a menu so we could place our orders. Upon ordering, it probably took another 10-15 minutes before we were seated, and another 10 minutes to get our appetizer.

We ordered Beef Nachos, Silantro Quesadilla, and Silantro Burrito.

Beef Nachos - definitely a must-order! I remember the first time we were here, we were just able to eat this and I really liked it. Anyway, I still like it. It's really good, and I really love the dips!!! There were just two of us and we couldn't even finish it. Maybe if you're eating just this, it could be shared by two people, but if you're getting something else, maybe 4 people could share it.

Silantro Quesadilla - I'm not a fan of this quesadilla, but my partner liked it a lot. He said he liked it more than the burrito. Oh well. I guess I had a different expectation. :P

Silantro Burrito - because we were already half-full from the Nachos and the Quesadilla was served second, we told the waitress we'd just have to Burrito to-go. I ate it at home. It also came with the three dips! It was so weird though. I think there was rice (? I'm sorry I'm not very well-versed in food---I just eat lol) in it, and the texture was so weird to me that I removed it. But other than that, I liked it. Maybe because of the dip? Hehe.

Overall...

I liked this experience at Silantro. The long wait was a given, so if you don't like long waits, I suggest you go early. They are very systematic with their queuing system, so I wouldn't deduct points for that. But I wish they could improve by using electronic queuing (lol) because the crowd they create outside is just... I dunno. A bother to others?

If you do decide to eat here, order the Beef Nachos. That. Is. A. Must. (On second thought, can I have Beef Nachos, take-out?) For the other things to order... I don't know, check other reviews. Lol. I ordered the Quesadilla on the basis of other reviews. Haha.

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