Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina & CookieBar Manila

There are so many small restaurants in the Kapitolyo area that I still have to try but I had a hankering for nachos so I went to Silantro.  

 I almost missed Silantro which had a small sign near a tree. I went there on a weekday afternoon for a late, late lunch.

The outdoor seating area seemed bigger than the cramped interiors. 





Nachos are my most favorite Mexican food. I can probably eat nachos everyday if it weren’t so fattening. Each time I try a new Mexican restaurant I always order nachos and judge the place based on how good or bad the nachos are. 

When my beef nachos arrived I couldn’t believe that an order cost only P180. I was so sure I wouldn’t be able to finish the entire mound of tortilla chips and toppings. 

Silantro - beef nachos P180-001
beef nachos P180


Yes it was afternoon but I couldn’t resist ordering a mojito. The mint leaves were crushed into the drink which was served with a straw. I made a mistake of drinking too fast too much and the booze went straight to my head. It was pretty good mojito for only P90. The next time I go back with more friends in tow I will definitely order the unlit mojito for P250.

Silantro- mojito P90
mojito P90


There were three sauces that came with the nachos and I didn’t use any of it. The spicy sauce was crazy hot and the two others were just not necessary.

The nachos looked simple enough but when I took my first bite I swear the people around me heard me moan. I can’t believe how good it was. The little chunks of beef were very well seasoned and tasted like small nuggets of steak. The beef with the cheese, spices and whatever else they put on top was just freakin’ delicious. The tortilla chips were thin and super crispy too.

Silantro - beef nachos P180-002

I used my fingers and ate almost everything save for the few pieces of tortilla chips that were oily and soggy. This was one of the best nachos I’ve eaten in Manila!! I was told their caliente wings and lamb chops shouldn’t be missed. I will most definitely be back. 

Silantro - beef nachos P180-003


Going to Silantro I happened to see the sign of CookieBar which was nearby.  I took a chance and texted them if they had stock of the cookie cups I’ve been seeing in Instagram.  


I ended up with a box of classic cookie cups and a free sample of cookie bon bon. 


A box contained 12 cookie cups with toppings like chocolate chips, chocolate fudge, caramel, peanut butter and mini marshmallows. 

CookieBar- classic cookie cups P180:box
classic cookie cups P180/box

I was delighted with the cookie bon bon which was a cookie cup topped with mini marshmallows and enrobed in chocolate. It was chewy, gooey and chocolatey yet not too sweet. 

CookieBar- cookie bon bon
cookie bon bon


The next I tried was the peanut butter. It was good too but I missed the chocolate of the bon bon. I thought the cookie base would have chocolate chips too. 

CookieBar- peanut butter cookie cup
peanut butter cookie cup


Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina
75 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City, 1603 Pasig
telephone: (02) 654 9657

CookieBar Manila
83 Unit-I East Capitol Drive Brgy. Kapitolyo, 1603 Pasig
mobile phone: 0917-5551228

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