Monday, March 1, 2010

BAJA MEXICAN CANTINA at Greenbelt 3, Makati

We have started experiencing our daily brownouts today . As usual we were not informed as to what time our " rotating " brownouts of 2 hours will be..  it has caught me off guard.... I was not able to  prepare dinner early. At least Iggy and his  family were at home when it happened.. we decided to go and have dinner at Greenbelt instead of sweating it out at home -- waiting for the lights to come back on.

While deciding where and what food to eat... Iggy told me that Tom ( my other son ) mentioned that there was a mexican restaurant in Greenbelt .. called BAJA MEXICAN CANTINA located at the third floor of Greenbelt 3 Mall. Tom said it was good.... so... Iggy, Cris, little Una and I decided to  have an early dinner at BAJA MEXICAN CANTINA at Greenbelt 3. I like Mexican food and have tried some of the Mexican restaurants here in Manila.  There was one particular Mexican restaurant that served good Mexican food before called NINA'S PAPAGAYO.. I remember it  was a quaint, dim-lit Mexican Restaurant somewhere in Makati Avenue.  I have been trying to find out if that restaurant still exists but so far I was not lucky...Today-- most of the restaurants that served Mexican food are more of TEX - MEX... not the authentic Mexican food that I had eaten before. I wondered if the food here at BAJA MEXICAN CANTINA would be as good as NINA'S...  My favorite restaurant that serves  TEX  - MEX food so far is Chili's..... But trying not to play favorites on the places I go for lunch/ dinner..... I decided to give BAJA a try......

Here is what we ordered:

Cheese Quesadilla ( 175 PHP )..
 I played safe and ordered Cheese Quesadilla. This was good. But I had to ask the waitress to bring me some guacamole ( their guacamole is yummy ) and sour cream.

I ordered the WET BURRITO (  275 PHP )..
It was okay but they had placed too much rice in it. You had a choice of chicken or beef in the filling. I chose beef. It was served with their SALSA.. but their burrito lack the spiciness I was looking for.

Iggy and Cris shared the Chicken Enchillada ( 280 PHP ).

Overall, I would give this place a  satisfaction rating of 2 out of 5. Though I should say that their staff is very friendly and the service was fast.... we only waited for 15 minutes for all our orders to be served. The pricing on their food is low considering they are in Greenbelt 3.


Greenbelt 3, Third Floor
Ayala Center, Makati


  1. Una is soooo cute in that picture!!

  2. Thanks CHA... nagmana sa LOLA.. hahahah!