It will be a grand buffet of earthy, zesty and spicy Mexican dishes that features such delightful gastronomic traditions as Guacamole (a dip made from a healthy mix of avocado, tomato, chipotle, white onion and spices with a squeeze of lemon juice), Ceviche Costeño (a kinilaw-type appetizer that combines shrimps and tanigue fillet), and Cochinita Pibil (a delicately prepared, slow-roasted pork dish served with a savory sauce, which guarantees to satisfy the craving of meat lovers).
Tacos are truly Mexican, and during Diamond Hotel’s Mexican Fiesta, it will come in different forms, including Taco Al Pastor (a flavor-packed taco shell loaded with seasoned pork fillets, garnished with coriander, onion, lime wedges and pineapple) and Taco De Canasta Con Frijol Y Chorizo (a crunchy corn tortilla stuffed with chorizo, white onion, garlic and black beans).
And if you think Mexican cuisine has no decent dessert to speak of, Mexican Fiesta makes you think again by ending each meal with Helado De Tequila (Tequila ice cream). Yes, Tequila ice cream!
The Mexican Fiesta lunch and dinner buffets are priced at Php2,680 nett per person.
Diners partaking of Mexican Fiesta may also wish to jazz up their evenings with an All-Out-Mexican Mix at the Diamond Hotel’s Bar 27, where they get to explore the spirit of Tequila crafted from 100% agave. Enjoy it straight, as a margarita or as other cocktail drinks. Those who like their Tequila with a twist can try the mixtos (with 51% agave).
As a special treat, Mexican nationals and Mexican Embassy employees are entitled to a discount at the dinner buffet.
(Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila. For restaurant reservations, call 528-3000 extension 1121.)