Living in the south of Metro Manila, or what you call “taga-south”, we don’t frequent the north of the city mainly because of traffic. When we do, you bet that it’s something worth the drive. This here is Comida, a Tex-Mex restaurant which started as a hole-in-the-wall in Quezon City.
Comida means “food” in Mexican. Their logo is a wrestler mask, which is an icon in the Mexican culture. The restaurant opened last 2018 as a passion project, it held its grand opening last April 2019. It was run hands-on by the couple Carl Villaflor and Melissa Ong.
Location and ambiance
Comida has a lively, creative decor with neon signs. Everything that you can see in the restaurant is DIY designed by the couple — from wall pictures, chalk drawings, lamps and seats constructed from tires, even the light assembly on the logo.
Comida’s seating capacity is 30 people. You can also rent the place for private functions for only P7500. Regular closing hour is 10PM but they extend as long as there are customers. We’re told that sometimes they are open until 2AM.
Another notable thing about the restaurant is that it’s pet-friendly. You can bring your pets with you.
Now, let’s head to the food! I’ll start with my most favorite — skewered Mexican corn (P119). It’s drizzled with butter, sour cream, parmesan and cayenne which gives it a lip-smacking flavor. When I was a kid, I used to love eating corn and then I outgrew it. Looks like this will make me crave for corn again. You really have to try it.
Their nacho overload (P179) is also a fave. It’s served with a heap of chili corn carne and other generous toppings. It’s what I look for in a nachos.
The beefy tacos (P169) is delicious too. Each serving comes in 3 pieces. You can get it in soft shell or corn taco shell.
I also had chicken quesadillas (P149), which has meat and other delicious fillings. It’s what I ate the most.
For the pasta, I had two flavors: salted egg and shrimp pasta (P169) and tuna alfredo (P139). Salted-egg lovers will definitely love the first.
Comida also offers wicked wings (P239), which are deep-fried chicken wings that come in different sauces (buffalo, garlic parmesan, salted egg, honey garlic and BBQ). I didn’t try it because I was already full, but my acquaintances were fond of it. There is also sizzling sisig (P139), although I’m not a fan of their version.
They have various drinks as well — from coffees to lattes and milkshakes.
By the way, if you’re bringing your children with you, safe assured that they also have a kid’s menu. If you’re craving for rice meals, you can check out their all-day breakfast items.
Overall, Comida is a great place to visit if you’re craving for good Tex-Mex food or simply looking for somewhere cool to hang-out at night in Quezon City.
Address: 15 Binmaka Corner Santo Domingo Street, Siena, Banawe, Quezon City
To get here:
- Take an LRT and get off at Bluementrit. From there, ride a jeep with a Munoz signboard and tell the driver to drop you off at Sienna College. Comida is just about 2 blocks walking distance from Sienna College.
- If you have a car, the parking is on the roadside, as there is limited parking in front of the restaurant.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 6PM to 10PM (up to 12 midnight on Fri and Sat)/Closed on Monday
Disclaimer: Thanks Comida for feeding us! As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Hali Navarro is a freelance 2D and 3D animator. He likes backpacking and adventure activities like cliff jumping. He claims to have a personal army of ants.