There’s a colorful Mexican restaurant/café in Bacolod that serves Mexican favorites and fusion Bacolod specialties at an affordable price—Mooon Café. Yes, it’s spelled with a triple “o,” which I take as an emphatic tribute to the Mexican Moon—either that or the owners are fans of alternative band Concrete Blonde.
Our orders: fish tacos for P120—two pieces of soft tacos stuffed with fried breaded fish fillet, grated cheese, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, and sour cream; chicken mozzarella melt for P175—a bowl of fried breaded chicken fillet heftily sprinkled with mozzarella cheese, sautéed chopped tomatoes and a siding of white rice; and fresh fruit shakes for P65 each.
Although it took longer than usual for our food to arrive, it was worth the wait. Biting into the warm, cheesy goodness of Mooon’s Mexican comfort food was a good way to end Day 1 of our Bacolod trip. Coming from Manila, we’re used to getting a bill of P700 to 1,000 for a good meal for two at a mall restaurant, but this time our total bill was only P425.
If you’re visiting the resto, other dishes you may want to try are the chimichanga, P95, burrito pescado, P110, and chicken flautas, P130. Notice the budget-friendly price tags. I also got a good laugh when I read this witty copy of their P168 Bacolod offering:
“Bulaklak na Chicharon. Cholesterol free! Sa Bisaya pa, libre ang cholesterol!”
Translation for my readers who don’t speak Tagalog: “Floral-shaped chicharon. Cholesterol free! For Visayans, cholesterol is free!”
You gotta love Bacolod.
Mooon Café is located at The Central Citywalk, Robinsons Place
Lacson St. Mandalagan, Bacolod City
Mooon Café has other branches in Iloilo City.
Tel. no. +6332-416-1122