Bistro Mexicano – Robinsons mall, Talisay, Cebu, Philippines–( Mexican food in Cebu )

Bistro Mexicano Restaurant Cebu

Today I happened to be over at Robinsons and I had gone past a Mexican Bistro several times in the last month or so but generally I was either on route to somewhere or going home just grabbing groceries. But today April was off getting her haircut so decided to drop by and was lucky enough that Hans the owner was in at the same time to discuss the restaurant and food delights. The prices seemed reasonable and after discussing with Hans about the food at his restaurant it came apparent he was putting quality first. Although originally from Germany he had spent time near the Mexican border which is where he got the taste for authentic Mexican food and its also the reason he wanted to create as close to possible the same dishes here in Cebu. As you can see they are producing an impressive looking group of dishes.

Chicken EnchiladasCombo_Tray_001, Flautas, QuesadillasFish-TacosBuffalo wings

On my visit I mainly just had a coffee and  a few snacks the bistro is compact with a booth type layout giving privacy and ideal for dropping by for business lunches or family functions. I would advise dropping by and trying the food yourself as the quality is great as well as the friendly atmosphere generated by the staff and the owner. Bit of advice for any people without hot taste buds out there though is that you can ask food to be toned down a few notches so you don’t have to worry if you worry that the food will be too spicy.

Mexican Buffet - catering services in Talisay, Cebu, Philippines

Another important factor is they offer a catering service which to be honest I haven’t seen anyone else do in Cebu with Mexican food but the prices are reasonable and guaranteed to be a bit different to the usual meals you come across.

Bistro Mexicano Talisay, Cebu, PhilippinesThe restaurant itself is easy to find. When you head into Robinsons mall from the main entrance head towards the supermarket entrance and before entering turn immediately right to which you will see a pharmacy near another exit/entrance the Bistro is directly opposite the Pharmacy this offers a bit of privacy and no so much foot traffic when your trying to eat,drink or talk.

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14 comments for “Bistro Mexicano – Robinsons mall, Talisay, Cebu, Philippines–( Mexican food in Cebu )

  1. TropicalPenpals
    December 29, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    [New Post] Bistro Mexicano – Robinsons, Talisay, Cebu, Philippines–( Mexican food in Cebu ) .

  2. Bvilamos
    December 30, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Been at that place 4 times now and the only thing I can say is, I’m always full when I leave (nice size portions), the food was awesome and the prices are very reasonable, friendly service too! Worth going there

    • Tropicalpenpals
      December 30, 2010 at 5:13 am

      Agree totally.. its somewhere I will be going again straight after the new year. What I found in other locations that “claim” to do mexican food is its often too fatty and oily on the tortilla’s which ruins the taste, aswell as skimping on the spices but maybe others are toning down for local tastes?

      BUT I found with Mexicano Bistro things are like they should be and if your a lover of real food I advise dropping by. One thing I can say is Hans knows his dishes and has taken the time to research and source the right ingredients which also means he hasn’t skimped on any of it. I can see this being a hot spot in Talisay for several reasons including it being the only good Mexican dish resto in the area and obviously a lot higher grade quality than most in the area as well. Price wise its also reasonable and for those that think its a little more than other places try it first before judging you have to remember quality costs a little more but in return you get a feast you want and enjoy personally I think its well priced but I know some others may think its a little more but try it first before judging..

  3. Raymond Swarbrick
    December 30, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I wish we had any kind of mexican rest locally, mind you we have a great Thai one owned and run by a thai girl married to a local guy, naturally she gets all the right stuff from thailand, she gave me a pack of green curry paste, what a friendly place to pass time in. And naturally you get, remove fur from your tongue level or a bit milder, my daughter loves it and declines jollibee trips to go Thai!

  4. Philip Patrick
    December 30, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I always thought a taco bell would do good here..

  5. Tropicalpenpals
    December 30, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Agree Ray especially with having a good family business that is not only business but customer orintated. We actually travel into the city for Thai food literally an hour each way just for a curry so understand totally. One of the reasons I… am strongly supporting this local Mexican Bistro as we simply don’t have enough good food especially south side of Cebu city.

    I agree aswell Philip the opportunities here for taco’s would take off rather well. I know that the Shawarma sells well and its not exactly the best of food wraps so a mix of Taco’s and and things like Burittos would sell well.

    Important note I found out the other day btw :-

    When considering opening a restaurant in Ayala or SM Malls they actually want your receipes as part of the tenancy agreement which pretty much shows the mentality of these companies.. looking to exploit any situation.

  6. Raymond Swarbrick
    December 30, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Hey a chili’s would be real popular with a filipino twist, bland it down a little, it`s the American connection that sells it, i`m all for a Harry Rams bottoms chip emporium myself! The chillies place in Bahrain was mob ed with Filipinos every off day, buying merchandise etc

  7. Tropicalpenpals
    December 30, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I agree it would work also the Mexicano Bistro will actually “tone” the food down on request to peoples desired tastes.. No point opening a business and selling something nobody else has the brutal tongue to

  8. Raymond Swarbrick
    December 30, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Taco bell, Chillis, dairy queen`s have the brand, just look at kenny rogers grill places in manila, it`s so often the brand that sells stuff here. Mind you Jollibee for whatever the reason is way the most succesfull in the country, and out in some places, it fits what locals like, and the price is ok too.

    • Tropicalpenpals
      December 30, 2010 at 10:04 am

      I dont mind Jollibee but its like having a KFC when I hit the UK its the first thing I grab on a Friday the difference is amazing between here and there.. sad to leave it behind haha.. But at the same time Currys and lots of them in the UK.. even the Lidl stuff is often better due to getting good indian rice. Can get basmati here but havent had time to get over to buy a sack. Same as I brought over 10kgs of herbs.

  9. Raymond Swarbrick
    December 30, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Find out where the indian hindu temple is matt by you, the indians running 5/6 will tell you, they always have someone selling Basmatti, lentils and spices there, ours is 1 hour away and we are there a couple of times a year, jollibee is the real deal for locals though, they love it, we don`t count! Ask a Bombay!

    • Tropicalpenpals
      December 30, 2010 at 10:06 am

      there is an Indian shop in the City

  10. Rohany F Sexton
    January 1, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Hans and Janet are very nice and always welcoming to their customers… I just hope that they will retain that mexican authenticity on their menu… I always like my enchiladas with plenty of tomatoes in it which did not have any one bit.

    • Tropicalpenpals
      January 1, 2011 at 5:55 am

      Agree the big issue is people being able to understand the concept of better quality food.. I have noticed a lot here that we can cook all day i the kitchen and prepared an amazing meal and everyone still prefers just to have baboy :-/