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Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunzibar Cafe - Mexican Restaurant (Tacloban, Leyte. September 2010)

Sunzibar. Tacloban, Leyte. September 2010.

We were caught by the cool name, Sunzibar. Charm saw it in the internet and thought it would be a nice resto to try. It was hard to find the resto because the resto had no sign in front of the place sporting the Sunzibar name. It was hidden beside a dental clinic and was an unlikely place for such a nice restaurant.

We finally found it around 9am, just in time for breakfast, only to find out it opens at 10:30 am Mondays -Saturdays. The facade was under construction and we thought it was temporarily closed indefinitely. We were heartbroken.

We ate at Dream Cafe (will blog about it soon) for breakfast instead, afterwhich we went to Sto. Nino Shrine of Tacloban (this one too.). By noon, we were super starving and we still couldn't get over Sunzibar being CIERADO. So we went there just to make sure that it was still closed. To our delight, it was ABIERTO!


The interior was small and had only about 9 small tables for two. It had a nice mexican rustic feel and was very detailed in the design. It smelled like paint when we came in, maybe due to the ongoing construction. Glad my asthma didn't respond to the heavy air.

I liked the lights!

I loved the wooden chairs and the scratchy floor.

Loved this frame. Was wondering where the other half was.

Little mexican painting.

It had this spanish note on the wall. Charm translated them to me and I totally can't remember a thing she said.

This is the view when you enter the resto.

Macro shot of the door sill.

We ordered 3 dishes and planned to order more if the servings weren't enough. We were supposed to order the baby back ribs meal (Rum Ribs at 335 Php), but we wanted to try more dishes. We vowed to try the ribs the next day (only to realize that they were closed on Sundays, the day we went back.). Something to try when I go back to Tacloban!

Hot beef Nachos at Php 125.

This nacho dish was divine. It had huge elongated very crunchy nachos and lots of beef. I liked the dressing they used too. The green leaves were a nice garnish for the photo.

Garlic and cheese quesadillas at Php 56.

This one was good too, but the quesadillas in Mexicali is still better for me, it had more cheese and garlic. The Sunzibar Quesadilla was more appetizing in the eye though, and the serving is way bigger. 

Chicken Burrito!

Chicken Burrito at Php 100.

I took lots of photos of this burrito because I was surprised that it had such a huge serving for only Php 100. The presentation was very colorful and did a good job, posing for my D10. Their chicken burrito is different from the one i'm used to in Mexicali. It had cabbage (like coleslaw) instead of rice. And they had no available unlimited garlic sauce and hot sauce. I liked it nonetheless, it felt healthier. :)

Charm and our yummy mexican food!

Loved this light fixture outside the resto. I wonder how it would look like at night.


If you happen to be in the area, don't miss Sunzibar. Take note to visit on Mondays to Saturdays because they are closed on Sundays. Have fun and tell me about your experience!

Food : 8/10 for the mexican food. but 10/10 for presentation and serving size.
Ambiance : 8/10 for the mexican ambiance.
Price : 60 - 250 Php per person
Plus : Inexpensive food; huge serving; fast service
Minus : no wifi; no signboard outside; closed on Sundays

Sunzibar Cafe
Ana Mae A. Wenceslao - Prop.
Unit 1 Aquitania Bldg., Burgos St.
Tacloban City. Leyte.
Contact No. : 523-4565
September 2010

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