Perhaps one of the first well-known food spots in Poblacion is El Chupacabra, which serves Mexican street tacos in a sidestreet restaurant. It was so popular that at one point, tables were set up outside and in the actual street just to serve customers. It has since expanded, but the casual and authentic feel remain the same.
Among their street tacos, the one filled with sisig (chopped pig head) is a favorite. It’s priced at PHP145 (US$2.80) and comes with two layers of corn tortillas — as it should. Their Super Pork BBQ Sticks (PHP39/US$.75) — Filipino style barbecued pork that are slightly sweet — are also popular.