Nestled in the heart of Mandaluyong City, Puebla La Cantina is a Latin-American restaurant that promises a delightful fusion of flavors, a lively ambiance, and a unique twist that sets it apart from similar eateries in the metro.
Located atop the popular AutoBites Carwash x Chill, this vibrant culinary gem offers foodies the opportunity to indulge in Mexican-inspired cuisine while pampering their beloved vehicles.
Ambiance and Atmosphere
Puebla La Cantina is an unassuming but charming eatery with a casual and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant boasts an industrial feel, perfectly complemented by colorful and festive Latin American decor. The open kitchen concept allows guests to witness the preparation of mouthwatering dishes from scratch.
For those seeking an al fresco experience, the restaurant offers a charming outdoor dining area, ideal for summer nights or a leisurely gathering with good friends while enjoying good food.
Mexican-Inspired Culinary Delights
Puebla La Cantina’s menu showcases a diverse range of Mexican-inspired dishes tailored to suit the discerning Pinoy palate. Let your taste buds dance with delight with these delectable offerings.
Quesadilla (Php180). Tortilla warmed on a griddle with chedar cheese, chopped onions and roasted red peppers
Pollo Taco (Php170). Shredded grilled chicken served in two warm tortillas, topped with salsa, housemade Puebla sauce and cilantro.
Carnitas Taco (Php190). Shredded roasted pork served in two warm tortillas, topped with salsa, housemade Puebla sauce and cilantro
Nacho Puebla (Php350). Fresh and crispy nacho chips loaded with Carne Asada, shredded grilled chicken, beans, cilantro and onions, topped with housemade smokey cheese sauce with a sie of salsa and garlic sauce.
Birria Quesa Taco (Php300). Beef slow-cooked in Ancho, Guajilla and Arbol Chile served with mozzarella in a soft tortilla topped with mozzarella, onions and cilantro, then partnered with consomme.
Chili con Carne Bowl (Php280). Ground beef slow-cooked in Mexican spices served with Nacho chips and tortilla.
Buffalo Chicken (Php350). Crunchy chicken wings and pieces tossed in classic tangy buffalo sauce.
Garlic Parmesan Chicken (Php350). Crunchy chicken wings and pieces tossed in parmesan cheese, garlic and Italian herbs.
Umbria Pasta (Php250). Thick and creamy linguini tossed with Mexican sausage and herb, topped with grilled chicken.
Shrimp Diablo (Php295). Pasta tossed with spicy and buttery shrimp in tomato cream sauce.
Pork Burrito Platter (Php260). Tortilla-less version of the burrito with smokey grilled pork over Mexican rice topped with tangy salsa.
Easy Chops (Php280). Boneless pork loin marinated in special herbs then pan-grilled to perfection and served on a bed of Mexican rice with a side of gravy.
With an array of flavorsome choices, Puebla La Cantina ensures that there’s something for everyone.
Refreshing Drinks to Complement Your Meal
No dining experience is complete without delightful beverages, and Puebla La Cantina has you covered. Pair your Mexican-inspired feast with their refreshing House Blend Iced Tea, a perfectly balanced and invigorating beverage that complements the bold flavors of the cuisine.
And of course, what’s a visit to a Mexican restaurant without enjoying a classic Margarita? Sip on this, and let the vibrant flavors transport you to the sunny beaches of Mexico.
Affordability and Value
One of the highlights of Puebla La Cantina is its commitment to providing affordable dining options without compromising on quality and taste. With reasonable prices, visitors can savor an authentic Mexican culinary experience without breaking the bank.
Puebla La Cantina also loves to delight its customers with special promotions and events. Currently, they are running an exciting contest where five lucky winners have a chance to win P1,000 worth of gift certificates. By liking their Facebook page, following their Instagram account, and participating in the contest, guests can become a part of the Puebla La Cantina experience and potentially enjoy a free dining adventure. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to explore their flavors!
A Story of Passion and Identity
Puebla La Cantina is the brainchild of husband and wife team RJ and Wel Guanlao. Passionate about delivering an exceptional dining experience, they decided to rebrand their previous establishment, Ole Nacho Bar, and give it a distinct Latin American identity. Through their culinary expertise and unwavering dedication, they have successfully transformed Puebla La Cantina into a vibrant and beloved dining destination.
Convenient Location and Unforgettable Experiences
Strategically situated on top of AutoBites Carwash x Chill, Puebla La Cantina offers a unique advantage to its customers. Guests can treat themselves to mouthwatering dishes while simultaneously pampering their vehicles. As you relish the vibrant flavors of Mexico, take a moment to admire the bustling carwash below, creating a dynamic experience that merges the worlds of gastronomy and automotive care.
Puebla La Cantina is still culinary gem but promises an unforgettable dining adventure. Embrace the flavors and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, and make memories with your friends and family here.
Puebla La Cantina is located at 732 Sgt. Bumatay Street, Barangay Plainview, Mandaluyong City, open Sundays, Tuesdays to Thursdays from 4pm to 12 midnight and Fridays to Saturdays from 4pm to 2am. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 917 5660619.
Disclosure: I attended a food tasting held at this restaurant with my fellow foodies. Food items mentioned here were served at no cost to the attendees in exchange for honest reviews.