It’s always interesting to find out the back stories of the different restaurants that we try. As we get to learn how passionate the owners are in putting up something out of their love for a certain cuisine or tradition. In this edition of EATSplorations, we will be sharing about our recent EATsperience at one of BGC’s newest restaurants. Conceptualized by a husband and wife tandem, having their love for the country Mexico and its food as an inspiration, Hacienda Comida y Cocteles was born. Join us as we talk about Mexican Food and Cocktails at Hacienda in BGC. Enjoy!
Welcome to Hacienda!
Located in Taguig City, Hacienda is one of the many restaurants in Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle. Its orange walls and wooden windows will already give you a vibe of how dining in Mexican restaurant feels like.
Hacienda Comida y Cocteles is a small restaurant that can accommodate around 30-40 diners. The place is really cozy and homey. Most of the colorful decors and some furniture were handpicked by the owners and imported from Mexico which give diners the authentic feel of being in a legit Mexican restaurant. Make sure to check out the various details put together by the owners. If you wanna know more about them, just talk to Steve and he will gladly tell you about each and every piece of decor they have at Hacienda.
Mexican food always has that colorful sight that makes it really interesting to eat. Hacienda’s Pico de Gallo was oozing with freshness with a little bit of kick. It definitely goes so well with their freshly made corn tortilla chips.
Hacienda’s Guacamole tasted really good! Creamy, refreshing, and sweet. If you want to make things a little bit hotter, check out some of their imported and house made hot sauces to kick things up a notch.
One of our favorites! Melted blend of Monterey Jack Cheese with chorizo with some crunchy chips. It was cheese overload, and we loved it! Really creamy and savory plate of queso. Make sure to eat it while its hot.
Another starter that we liked! Juicy shrimps tossed in Mexican Guajillo paste, spiced-garlic butter and Mexican spices. Very aromatic. It had great balance of sweet and savory flavors from the shrimps and the spices. Baby Eats enjoyed this as well!
After some light and refreshing starters, we then moved on to have some Tacos. Carnitas (pulled pork), Tinga de Pollo (hand-pulled chicken), and Pescado (fish). Our personal favorite was the Carnitas! The tender pulled pork gave lots of flavor with refreshing notes from the salsa.
Delicate white fish baked in a traditional way with Mexican herbs and spices. The fish was originally brought to our table wrapped in foil. When the server opened the foil, the steam from having it baked and the aroma from the herbs was so inviting. Very light in flavor and the Mexican rice complemented the fish really well. If you want a more filling dish to fill-up your tummy, order this.
We were already so stuffed with all the dishes that we have tried, so when this bowl of Mexican style baked pasta with chorizo made its way to our table, we were surprised, but of course, we couldn’t resist. Angel hair noodles, with Mexican herbs and spices, made even more flavorful by the chorizo. Another must-try dish!
Saving room for dessert has always and will always be part of our meal routine. Glad we still had some room left! Because Hacienda’s Tres Leches Cake is the bomb! We kid you not! Chiffon cake soaked in creamy milk, topped with smooth and rich custard and pieces of strawberries. Definitely lip-smackin’ after every spoonful of it. Mrs. Eats can surely finish a whole slice the next time we come back here. As for their Donas, which was Baby Eats’ favorite, it is their “Mexican” version of donuts served with house made chocolate sauce and dulce de leche.
Both of us has already passed the stage of unwinding or sulking ourselves with alcoholic beverages. Yup, that’s how Tito and Tita we are. But we just had to try one of the signature drinks here, personally mixed and prepared by one of the owners. Jalisco Margarita consists of reposado tequila, triple sec lemon juice, spiced with tajin lime salt and habanero bitters. If you want a drink that’s sweet, salty, spicy, and so much more, you will surely love this one!
We had a great time at Hacienda Comida y Cocteles. We had fun learning how this restaurant came about and how the owners thought of sharing their love for Mexican culture through food. Great food, great ambiance, with great company! A new spot for an after work night out or just simply for lunch or dinner, if you are in the area or if you are looking for something new. Dine here and let us know what you think. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations, ’till next time!
Hacienda Comida y Cocteles
Forbes Retail, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
+632 625 4727
11:00am to 11:00pm (Sun-Thu)
11:00am to 2:00am (Fri-Sat)
Budget: 1200 php for two