The month of May promises exciting times worthy of calendar bookmarks. From the local music festivals in our tropical islands, to the Cinco de Mayo of Mexico, the fifth month of the year won't thwart anybody's sense of excitement.
Should you want to get that Mexican vibes, there's no need for you to fly all the way to the mystical land of Mexico because Pueblo Mexicano, a casual dining restaurant, will serve it right on your palate.
There is a healthy market for Mexican foods in Cebu replete with the constant rise of Mexican diners. However, Pueblo Mexicano is not your typical Mexican restaurant. Mention Mexican food to Cebuanos and you’ll get hard-shell tacos, bursting burritos and quesadillas dripping with cheese as their musings. Howbeit, what rolls out in Pueblo is a fiesta of foods prepared in novel ways such as the Tamales and fish Veracruzana.
two steamed corn masa dumplings stuffed with lechon carnitas , cheese & salsa rojo, wrapped in corn husk
Warm Quinoa Salad
quinoa, zucchini, bell peppers, fresh corn kernels, black beans, romaine tomatoes. tortilla crisp
Pueblo Mexicano is a brainchild of their manager Enzo Nable who opened a small kiosk called Burrito Bar in 2010. Coupled by his parents fascination on the rich Mexican cuisine and culture, the family decided to turn Burrito Bar into a full-service restaurant and bar, giving birth to Pueblo Mexicano in May 2013.
Aside from Mexican foods, dishes from the region of Latin America such as the pollo a la brasa and the steak chimichurri which features the traditional Argentinean chimichurri sauce are also available in Pueblo. The restaurant also amplified their menu by adding some Spanish favorites in it such as the callos, patatas bravas, and the irresistible torrija. Pueblo’s range of margaritas are good accompaniments to any of their gastronomical treats.
Pollo a la Brasa
Peruvian-style roasted chicken half, cilantro cream sauce
Pueblo's Smokehouse Ribs
slow roasted pork ribs, tangy Latin bbq sauce, green beans, corn kernels
Smoked Pork Tenderloin Medallions
bacon-wrapped smoked pork medallions, guava-mango chipotle glaze, mashed potato, green beans, fresh corn
pan-grilled tasik fish, tomato wedges, olives, capers, cilantro-lime rice
linguini, sauteed shrimp and garlic, chipotle marinara, grilled bollilo slice
Pueblo's Nacho Grande
Pueblo's signature nachos, corn tortilla chips, lechon carnitas, cheese, refried beans, jalapenos, chopped onion, sour cream, pico de gallo, chicharrones
Garlic Cream Scallops
scallops, garlic butter, cheese, bechamel, fresh epazote
four canape-sized corn tortillas, pan-fried, topped with chilorio pork, pico de gallo
Coconut-crusted Fried Ice Cream
a deep-fried scoop of vanilla ice cream crusted in coconut crumb, served with cinnamon sugar and dulce de leche
Spanish bread pudding served with dulce de leche and vanilla ice cream
Tarta de Natilla
a rich custard cake, topped with strawberry campote
From their vibrant walls, to their wooden furniture, Pueblo reflects the charm and artistic heritage of Mexico. In its 4th year anniversary this Cinco de Mayo, relive those vivid Mexican dreams present in the paintings of Frida Kahlo by visiting Pueblo Mexicano at Banilad Town Center in Cebu City.
Earlier today, I came across an adage which states that culture is best served on a platter. I couldn’t agree more with it upon thinking of Pueblo Mexicano.