Fusion restaurants are great options for foodies who would like to explore flavorful twists from different cuisines. One fusion that caught my fancy recently is the Filipino-Mexican dishes offered by MaDeCa . Kare-Kare and Crispy Pata are my Pinoy comfort food while enchilada, quesadillas, and nachos are Mexican treats that I never refuse. So when I saw MaDeCa’s Fil-Mex signage I couldn’t help but gravitate towards it.
The brightly lit interiors of MaDeca restaurant is inviting even from afar and their showcase of mouthwatering food photos is quite irresistible. The first thing that caught my interest is their Mexikanin Meal. These are rice meal versions of their burritos and soft tacos. It has rice, your choice of chicken, sisig, salpicao, or lechon kawali, chili con carne for sidings, chips, salsa, and sour cream. My sister tried the Lechon Kawali Mexikanin (Php265) and enjoyed every morsel of it. The meat was crisp, tender and flavorful that there is no need for sauce.
I wanted to try their Mexikanin meals but I got enticed with the MaDeCa Chili Con Burger (Php195) photo on display so I just decided to go for it. You have the option to get the burger only or have it served with chips, salsa, and sour cream for Php245. The large bun is filled with thick burger topped with onions, tomatoes, and cheese. I requested them to slice it into quarters to make it easier to manage. Just like my sister, I also enjoyed my meal and even ordered extra chips for us. I washed down my meal with their Dalandan Mojito which was served in a cute jar with a colorful straw while my sister had iced tea.
Another thing that we enjoyed in the restaurant is the friendly service. The servers were also very attentive and ready for refills. We didn’t have time to get dessert anymore so we just have to save the chili chocolate cake and paletas for our next visit. There are also other interesting dishes in their meni that we have yet to try. These include the Chicken Chicharon, Sisig Nachos, Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas, Sisig Tacos, Fish Tacos, Lechon Kawali Tacos, Salpicao Tacos, and their Burritos counterparts. Those who would like to experience the Fil-Mex fusion can visit MaDeCa Restaurant at the 5th floor of the Podium.