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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Zapata's Cantina Mexicana, Angeles City, Pampanga

Pampanga is famous in the Philippines for its cuisine. It's a stereotypical belief that people who hail from Pampanga are good cooks. I'm not sure how valid this generalization is, but many people swear that this is true. At the very least, the province is famous for its sisig (which supposedly originated from there), and people from all over the country visit the place for a taste of what they say is the real thing.

Well, I don't eat sisig (chopped pork ears and face), but the few times that I've gotten to dine in Pampanga, I haven't been disappointed. I recently went on a planning session with my officemates in Mimosa, and we decided to have dinner at a Mexican restaurant which one of my colleagues said she heard was good.

Mahimahi de Baja

After asking around, we found the restaurant, which was called Zapata's Cantina Mexicana. We were around twelve in our group, so our food took time to be served. I had their Mahimahi de Baja, which was grilled fish with garlic sauce. I enjoyed the food, and I think the amount I had to eat was just right. Some of my officemates had the combination plates and they were not able to finish them. Our group was in a bit of hurry, because there was still some work to be done in Mimosa. Because of this, I was not able to savor my meal as I usually do. I guess I just have to come back to Pampanga for another taste of Zapata's.

Zapata’s Cantina Mexicana
488 Don Jucio Avenue
Angeles City, Pampanga
Tel. No.(63)45.892.0859


Toy said...

I'm so excited to have found your blog. I decided to become a pescetarian and this will help me along the way. I'm in the weaning process now, and tomorrow will be my first meat free day. I bought salmon for dinner. How much fish can I consume in a week. Can I eat it daily or is that too much. Thanks!

Alex A. said...

Hi Toy! You can eat fish daily, but it's best to eat different kinds. There's a list of different kinds of fish and the hazards they may pose if eaten too much. I'll look for it and get back to you. Good luck with your seafood diet!