Thursday, April 25, 2013

Achiote Taqueria at Rockwell

I'd always notice Achiote whenever we'd dine at Mamou and wonder what they have to offer. One Saturday, when we had to have a quick lunch at Rockwell, we finally went in to give it a try.

I loved the colours of the washed paint on wood. The ambiance suits the scorching weather well.

Since we'd been parched, we immediately went for their iced drinks. Limeade for me, Iced Tea for Nikko.

I had one sip of this potion and immediately requested to upgrade it to bottomless. I couldn't figure out how they made this, and it doesn't seem similar to the Mexican Limade recipes I've looked through. It tasted very much like Calpis Soda with lime. 
Bottomless Limade [Php 190]
We shared a bowl of Tortilla Soup to start. Avocado, Chihuahua cheese, crispy tortilla chips, cilantro and lime.  

Classic Tortilla Soup [Php 160]
Wanting something light, Nikko went for the Carne Asada Taco with salsa rojo and pico de gallo. 
Carne Asada Taco [Php 355]
I on the other hand, went for their bestseller burrito.

I couldn't believe that I'm having the Achiote Burrito all to myself!

With the mixture of chicken, lingua, Mexican chorizo bulgur, refried beans, pico de gallo, cheddar cheese mix, sour cream and lettuce, it felt like an adventure with every bite.

I also tried adding some of their hot chili sauce with some bites. (can't be having too much of them). It was a great contradiction of sour, creamy and meaty combined with the smell of fresh vegetables.

Towards the middle, the Achiote seasoned rice finally appeared with tender strips of Lingua. I appreciate how the rice isn't unfairly portioned like some Burrito cheaters out there.

What I loved with my meal the most is how it appears to change to a different flavoured meal with every few bites. I never felt bored or umay considering it was the same meal all throughout. 

When I could no longer grab hold of my burrito towards the end, I settled it down on my plate and managed to make myself a paella-looking dish. I'm proud to have wiped out this hefty serving all by myself.

Here's sharing some of their menu pages, including the cover of their make-your-own tortas, tacos, enchilada, burrito and quesadilla menu. I'm looking forward to coming back and trying more of their dishes. ❤

Related Article: Chef Robby Goco's Passion towards Food and Cooking

Achiote Taqueria
G/F Power Plant Mall, Lopez Drive
Poblacion, Makati
+63 (02) 822.1242

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