We went to meet a friend for lunch at Tacos ni Toti – a Mexican restaurant in Bacolod City!
Tacos ni Toti is located at the Vintage Garage Car Wash compound on Buri Road, Mandalagan Bacolod City. It had been raining all week and we were glad to have the chance to stretch our legs and dine out for a change.
It was pretty easy to find Tacos ni Toti since there were several signs at the entrance of the Vintage Carwash.
The Vintage Carwash compound is enormous! There are several places to eat here. There’s even a laundry shop. It’s nice to eat somewhere where you can have some nice fresh air.
If you’re wondering why the place is called Vintage Car wash, it’s because there’s an old vintage car somewhere in the back that you can view and take pictures with.
The Tacos ni Toti shop is located in a kubo or wooden hut. There’s plenty of seating and there’s a small tree nearby that gives some shade over some of the tables. Very cute and simple place.
Here’s the current menu of Tacos ni Toti. Most of the tacos are in the 100 peso to 120 peso range. They have Tenderloin, chicken, chorizo, Fish, Calamares and Sisig Tacos. For sidings you can have nachos, chili con carne and rice toppings. Very affordable!
We ordered several things to try from Tacos ni Toti. We got the all meat carnitas (120 php). The carnitas came on a bed of chopped onions and tomatoes and was garnished with cilantro and lime. The tacos were surprisingly of the soft flour variety (which we prefer) and not the hard shell ones. Very nice and addicting.
Tacos ni Toti is the only place in Bacolod that serves seafood tacos and we are glad that they have both fish and squid (calamares) tacos on the menu.
The Calamares or squid taco is somewhat odd for our tastes. For starters there was too much mayo-ketchup sauce and the strips of cucumber were a bit too thick. Next time when we order this again we will ask the cook to reduce the sauce or even omit it entirely.
Beef Burritos! This came with a nice, delicious mexican sauce and lime wedges. It is stuffed to the brim.
The Chili is the one thing that we absolutely didn’t like at Tacos ni Toti. It was too watery. We couldn’t even manage to eat 2-3 spoonfuls of the stuff before we gave up and ate our other orders. Some might like it but we say “pass” on this one and try something else.
Another great item on Tacos ni Toti’s menu is the “El Dinamita” or Spicy taco. The concept and execution is great. A spicy chili pepper is wrapped in a roll and deep fried, placed on top of ground beef, tomatoes and onions and slathered with a cheese sauce. Tasty and the pepper has a bit of a kick to it.
Tacos ni Toti also has cocktails and mixed drinks! We ordered a margarita to go with all the food that we ordered.
Tacos ni Toti is a great place for open air dining and mexican food. They’re also available on Grab Food for delivery orders! Check them out! They’re constantly adding new things to the menu too!
Tacos ni Toti is located at Vintage Car Wash Compound, Buri Road cor. Purok Santol, Mandalagan 6100 Bacolod CIty, Philippines
Opening hours: 11:15 AM to 10:00 PM
Telephone number 0939 461 2792
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tacosnitotibcd
The Bacolod Food Hunters did not accept any freebies, incentives or money for this article. We paid for our own food. We practice ethical blogging.