Mexicali – a new Bacolod restaurant – brings the flavors of a California-Mexican Kitchen Here at SM Bacolod
I love Tex-Mex food and got curious when I was invited at the opening of MEXICALI at SM City Bacolod. This new concept Bacolod restaurant is quite small with only a few tables. But you will also like dining in such a festive atmosphere. During peak hours, I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be difficult to secure a seat here, as there are just so many diners at SM Bacolod. The market is huge.
Nevertheless, Mexicali brings you some of the good things from a Mexican-California Kitchen. This new Bacolod restaurant, as long as it maintains service and quality, will surely be a hit around here.
Here are my top three (3) food picks that I thoroughly enjoyed at Mexicali.
Mexicali Carnitas with Rice
This dish was made into somewhat like pulled pork but it’s really flavorful and satisfying. I am not sure if carnitas is supposed to be prepared that way, as I have tried one that doesn’t look and taste like this, but hey, as long as it tastes good, right? It is served with salad greens, salsa, and rice. P318 this plate.
Mexicali Picadillo Quesadilla
The picadillo quesadilla is the tortilla cheese sandwich with Mexican ground beef. I like it because their beef filling is flavorful. And don’t forget to dip it in the yogurt sauce because it surely enhances the flavor some more. P180 per order (4 slices).
Mexicali Chili Con Carne with Nachos
They are serving the traditional chili con carne topped with grated cheddar cheese. The sauce is mildly spicy and the red chili beans are abundant with every spoonful. Mix it well with the cheese and top it on the nachos (or was it tortilla chips) that are served with it. A lovely snack! P129.
Of course, there are other things that you might like — I just ranked the top 3 that I liked. Of course, they have the enchilada meal, the burritos served in three ways (I had the San Diego style), and as a side dish, have some potato wedges, too. These are really good that I know both kids and young at heart will love.
Mexicali SM Bacolod is located at the ground floor, north wing, of SM City Bacolod.
Maria Sigrid D. Lo is a multi-awarded Bacolod lifestyle blogger and social media advocate. It is her desire to make the city known to the world through her online presence. She promotes Bacolod restaurants, food tourism, social media etiquette, breastfeeding, and a greener Bacolod City in her blogs and talks. She loves taking photos, mostly of her children and of food. She is a proud member of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. (NBSI) or the #NegrosBloggers.