Saturday, November 29, 2014


Last weekend, Dane and I went to Angeles, Pampanga for one reason- TO EAT. Our buddy Angelo owns a hotel called Lewis Grand and a Taqueria along Walking Street right outside High Society,  so we decided to get out of the city- something we've been needing to do for months now- and head north to the food capital of the Philippines.

No this was not a food tour. This was solely to visit Taqueria Real, a small after hours joint that serves authentic Mexican street tacos and look they even sell Jarritos (I love the sickeningly sweet pineapple one!) Unlike a lot of establishments who's owners leave their staff to their own devices, you will most likely find Angelo here most nights making sure the food is on point and everything is going smoothly.

Don't: Expect anything fancy. This is a STREET taco place. There are a few stools to sit on but you are really meant to eat standing up or on the go. Don't expect a place setting or for someone to put a napkin on your lap.

Do: Expect nice, messy food. The kind that will have you licking your fingers after and chugging down their horchata. They also have a salsa bar where you can add your own toppings to your tacos and nachos.

What to eat: They have rice plates, quesadillas and burritos, but I say go for the tacos! My favorites were the Beef Barbacoa and Tinga de Pollo, but also try the Carne Asada and Angelo's favorite Al Pastor. For a Pinoy and Kapampangan twist- get the Fried Carnitas- aka SISIG TACOS!

What to drink: Jarritos if you like diabetes sweet soda (and hey we all do sometimes) or Horchata if you are like me and love that stuff!

What else to do: People Watch! You are on Walking Street in Angeles, Pampanga- you know what to expect! :) If you feel like working off all the calories, Angelo's club High Society is just a few steps away.

Why you should be happy: Taqueria Real has a one day only pop up at Brgr Project along Jupiter street, makati. TOMORROW, November 30, 2014 so head over and get a chance to pig out the way we did last weekend. I'll probably see you there!

Taqueria Real is located along Walking Street, Angeles Pampanga. Follow them on Instagram: @taqueriarealph

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