Mexican restaurants back in 2010 in Cebu City were very scarce. This reason inspired current Pueblo Manager, Enzo Nable, to open a Burrito Bar, a small kiosk in Banilad Town Center, because of his cravings for tacos and burritos which he would eat on a weekly basis.
Now, the small Burrito Bar is turned into a casual dining restaurant named Pueblo Mexicano that opened in 2013. Pueblo’s ambiance transports you to a cozy home of a Mexican grandmother with folkloric tapestries drape from multicolored walls. Pueblo boasts of their authentic Mexican dishes because they entirely create them from scratch using herbs straight from the garden.
Pueblo Mexicano Food Selections
Mexican cuisine is combination of indigenous (Indian) and Spanish influences. In Pueblo, you’re going to savor on elegant tamales, or steamed corn masa dumplings stuffed with lechon carnitas and cheese. From their appetizers to desserts, we’ve come up with our top 5 favorites.
Their Garlic Cream Scallops and Pueblo’s Nacho Grande are part of the top 5 favorites. Their scallops truly has a creamy flavor because of its garlic butter, cheese, béchamel, and fresh epazote. The epazote gives off the minty taste of the scallops.
The Pueblo’s Nacho Grande was the highlight for the appetizers. It is made of Pueblo’s signature nachos which is home-made, tortilla chips, lechon carnitas, cheese, refried beans, jalapenos, chopped onion, sour cream, pico de gallo and chicharrone. The lechon carnitas explodes the overall taste and flavor of the Nacho Grande.
Pollo a la Brasa and Pueblo’s Smokehouse Ribs for the entrée are a stand out. The Pollo a la Brasa is truly flavorful to the bones. This is a Peruvian-style roasted chicken that is slow-roasted overnight. The cilantro cream sauce adds a tangy and spicy flavor to the roasted chicken.
Pueblo’s Smokehouse Ribs is the star in the varied selections in Pueblo Mexicano. The meat literally falls off the bones and has a sweet flavor and a roasted smell. The ribs are slow-roasted with a tangy Latin BBQ sauce (four types of sugar are used) green beans and corn kernels.
The dessert that made it to the top 5 favorites is their Torrija. Their Torrija is a Spanish bread pudding served with dulce de leche and vanilla ice cream. The texture is similar to a cream brulee that has the right sweetness.
Pueblo Mexicano is open from 11AM – 11PM every Sundays to Thursdays and 11AM – 1AM every Fridays and Saturdays. You may contact them at (32) 239 – 6649 or (32) 511 – 4028. You may check the full menu at Zomato.com