¡Vengo!, a café-cocktails Mexican food bar, is now open in Legazpi Village, Makati.
Sibling to Taco Vengo in boho Kapitolyo, the Vengo amigos are successful in creating a community atmosphere in the bougie hood. The place is the perfect stop, day or night. The light and bright café is ideal for coffee dates, work days, and meetings. On the flipside, the bar has the perfect chilled-out and intimate ambiance perfect for barkada nights out and even romantic one-on-ones.
Constant, of course, is the food we can’t get enough of. “Some of the old favorites are there, with some new ones to try,” says Gerard Cancio, one of the owners, at the ¡Vengo! grand launch last January 27.
New must-try dishes are their Slow-cooked Lamb Taco if you want tastier fare, or the Vengo Street Corn for a new take on a local classic.
We’ve heard from the grapevine that they have a secret menu option too: the Vengo Cheesesteak. They swap the flour tortilla for one made out of griddled cheese and bacon, and inside it cradles carne asada topped with onions, cilantro, and peppers. It’s so good, you won’t believe it’s keto-friendly.
An exciting evolution for this branch is their cocktail and coffee program. Check out their Love, Rosie coffee drink — it’s made out of espresso, fresh milk on ice, rose syrup, and pearls. “It’s a friendly iced coffee drink, the rose syrup makes it interesting both visually and on the palate giving it a floral hint,” says Cancio. As for their cocktails, check out If You Like. It’s their spin on piña colada. Get it?