Chain serving Mexican food with a Filipino twist expands to Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS — Southern California’s Sayulitas Mexican Food will unveil its Filipino-infused, fast-casual Mexican menu on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Launched in 2015, the family-owned taco shop chain known for its big portions now operates five San Diego County restaurants.
The Filipino twist on its counter-service menu includes Spamsilog, pork longanisa, and quesa lumpia burritos, and Spam and tocino fries. Also on its menu are Hot Cheetos, stuffed burrito, breakfast plates, tortas, tacos, chimichangas, bacon-wrapped burritos, and seafood such as fried tilapia and shrimp cocktail.
Chef-owner Tania Guerrero grew up in San Diego, California where she worked at her parents’ family restaurant. She is helping grow Sayulitas Mexican Food franchise their restaurants.
“Our vision is to be traditional and unique quick service restaurant, to represent our Mexican/Filipino heritage and community,” she told Las Vegas Eater. “(It’s) a place where you can get traditional Mexican food with a Filipino twist.