Papi Chulo’s seems like a garage that was converted in to an al fresco setup restaurant. The place is not intimidating that you want to make it a “tambayan” with your barkada. Decorated with sombreros (which you can borrow for your selfie) and colorful bandanas. The wall is painted with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) mural for that Mexican ambiance.
Papi Chulo’s is located at the busy street of Aguirre in BF Homes, Parañaque. To complete the chillax vibe, even the play list were all about Mexican hip hop song. Papi Chulo’s menu is quite playful for some Mexican offerings.
Take a peek below on what we sampled during our visit:
Elote (P185.00) an authentic mexican snack. The corn is slathered with cream, parmesan cheese and some spices. You can either have it in corn cob or corn kennels, I prefer the latter as it was easier to eat.
The 63C egg added an attraction to the Nachos (P230.00), loaded with queso, cilantro, pulled pork, pico de gallo and jalapeño. I loved that there were no overwhelming flavors and the toppings were equally distributed to the chips.
Tuna Aguachile (P210.00) fresh tuna, aguachile lime marinade, onions, peanuts, cucumber and sweet soy. The tuna is a bit tough and the marinade was too powerful, good thing it comes with a taco shells to make it more fun to eat.
Quesadillas may normally feel light but Papi Chulo’s Shredded Pork Quesadilla (P160.00) is loaded with hefty filling.
Chicharon Bulaklak Taco (P125.00), sinful yet satisfying. It’s an open-faced taco, you may want to roll it up or consume the crunchy chicharon with pickled cucumber and pico de gallo with your fork or bare hand. My favorite among the tacos.
Brisket Taco (P130.00), the pulled brisket with chamoy sauce, potato sticks and pico de gallo. The brisket was flavorful but somehow dry.
Chicken Ass Taco (P120.00) , yup that little chicken butt was fried to perfection mixed with the chamoy sauce and pickled onions. You may want to have cold beer on the side because this taco can be a great beer-match.
Al Pastor Taco (P120.00), the grilled pork butt was tender and marinated well, the pineapple bits added a light fruity taste to spicy salsa arriera and salsa ranchera. Loaded with cilantro and onions.
Chipotle Pork Belly (P245.00), the pork belly is unbelievably tender and delicious. It has the right amount of spiciness and a distinctive smoky flavor. Served with generous amount of cilantro garlic rice., pico de gallo and esquites (corn salad).
Have a Jose Cuervo Tequila (P80.00/shot) while enjoying Papi Chulo’s dishes. In case you don’t want any alcohol they have Aguas Frescas; Pineapple (P55.00), Cucumber Lemon (P65.00) and Lychees (P65.00)
Mango Pana Cotta (P130.00) was beautifully presented by adding homemade rice crispies, edible flowers and fresh mangoes. It’s silky, firm but no too rich. The red dots are the chamoy sauce, a sweet and spicy Mexican condiment.
256 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
Monday-Thursday; Sunday 4:00PM-1:00AM
Friday to Saturday 4:00PM-2:00AM