Let’s talk ‘bout tacos: Where to find ‘em in Cebu

NATIONAL Taco Day is celebrated annually on the fourth of October. What’s not to love about tacos? They’re the perfect handheld meal as they are both nutritious and delicious. Each masa vessel uses whole grain carbs, is stuffed with lean protein and topped with plant-based fixins.

There are so many types of tacos out there but we make it easier for you by listing down the ones that you might want to try in Cebu.

Al Pastor

The meat is marinated in a medley of spices and pineapple and then slow-cooked until tender.

Where: Pueblo Mexicano, Banilad Town Center.


This means slow-cooking the meat over an open flame or in an underground oven until tender and succulent.

Where: Puesto, The Greenery.


Meat from the head of the cow, usually from the cheeks, is braised to tenderness and is seasoned lightly as it is already flavorful on its own.

Where: Maya Mexican Restaurant, Crossroads.

Carne Asada

Typically refers to steak from the short loin section of a cow. It is marinated in citrus, cumin and other spices and then grilled and chopped into bits.

Where: La Lucha Taqueria, Mango Square Mall.


Minced Mexican-style chorizo—pork or a mixture of other meats seasoned with chili peppers—doesn’t require additional spices because it already packs in flavor and heat.

Where: Pueblo Mexicano, Banilad Town Center.


When done right, beef tongue is smooth and almost buttery, not chewy. It is most often braised with garlic and onions, chopped into chunks and dressed with salsa and avocado.

Where: Maya Mexican Restaurant, Crossroads.

Los Tacos Originales

Dig into crispy tacos stuffed with mouthwatering fillings: Tasty beef taco filling, iceberg lettuce, queso fundido and salsa roja.

Where: Red Lizard, Ayala Center Cebu.


Originally from Baja California in Mexico, fish tacos use fried or grilled white fish and are topped with lettuce or cabbage, salsa and sour cream.

Where: Señor Kimchi, Axis Entertainment Avenue.


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