Nacho Fries

Molcajete – Mexican Restaurant in Antipolo (Now in Maginawa)

Mexican Restaurant in Antipolo?

Update – December 20 2015 – Their Antipolo branch has closed and they have transferred to Maginhawa Street Quezon City. Will post another update once I’ve visited their new location.

This Mexican restaurant in Antipolo is located at the Village Corner Beverly Hills, quite near Tikling (Ortigas Ext.). I stumbled upon this place when I was setting up business in Antipolo and wanted to eat something besides fastfood. Restaurants in Antipolo are scarce, good thing I discovered Molcajete Mexican Cantina + Cerveceria.

mexican restaurant in antipolo

I’m not a fan of Mexican food. When I want a burrito, top of mind will be Breakfast Burrito (longanisa) from Army Navy. The combination of rice, meat, beans, etc. doesn’t appeal to me. But I gave Molcajete a chance and it is a win for me.

Mexican Cantina + Cerveceria

Molcajete has been my restaurant of choice for some time now, whenever I’m in Antipolo.mexican restaurant in antipolo

This particular visit, I ordered the following for two. (I mentioned burrito earlier but my appetite did not permit at the moment of my visit) –

  • Nacho Fries – P190
  • Dynamite – P90
  • Quesadilla, Pollo Pesto + Cheese – P160
  • House Blend Iced Tea – P45
  • San Miguel Beer Pale Pilsen – P50

mexican restaurant in antipolo

The Nacho Fries are crispy potato wedges with nacho toppings. The wedges are cooked in a way that the outside is crispy and the inside is moist and mushy. This is one of my favorite dishes here. The serving on this one is plenty can be consumed by 2-3 persons.

mexican restaurant in antipolo

The Dynamite – nothing special is worth mentioning but be wary that this can be a bit spicy.

mexican restaurant in antipolo

For the Quesadilla, the homerun is provided by the garlic sauce. This concoction is one of the best I’ve tasted. I’ve tried multiple times to buy this a bottle of this from them, but currently they don’t sell. Molcajete made this sauce light to the taste but still enough to complement any of the dishes in their menu. As for the quesadilla itself, I’m unsure if pesto is a staple in most Mexican restaurants, but it works. The thin tortilla mixed with the pesto, cheese and chicken, dipped in garlic sauce is a good pulutan for me. Extra garlic sauce is a must with this.

Thankfully their House Blend Iced Tea is really house blend. Most of the time, restaurants say that their iced tea is made in-house but it tastes powdered. This Mexican restaurant makes it with the right amount of tea-taste and sweetness. It’s the better-but-cheaper version of Army Navy’s Libertea.

Verdict

Price to Taste Ratio – 4/5

Budget Per Person – P250

Operating Hours

Tuesdays to Sundays – 12pm – 10pm

Friday & Saturday – 12pm – 12mn

Monday – Closed

Location

Facebook Page – Molcajete Mexican Cantina + Cerveceria

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