New Find: El Chapos at the Yard

It’s been another good old two weeks since I last updated my blog. I missed blogging big time! 😦 Maybe this year I’ll make it a point to spare a day or two to just compose and draft articles so that I would not have to contend with all my backlogs and end up procrastinating during the last minute. 

Anyway, as January comes to a close a lot of remarkable events had transpired and it looks like this year is off to a great start. Aside from me finishing off my thesis for my Graduate school and landing a new job in a reputable company. Food ventures and a lot of events had also been in the pipeline of this month so without further ado, let me tell you about my recent venture to the much talked about Food Park within the confines of Katipunan called “The Yard”

Me and one of my pretty blogger friends Via taking selfie before taking photos of the stall. 

Just 2 weeks ago my friend and our “Team Captain” the founder of “Team Aldous”,  Aldous Calubad from AldousAteTheWorld invited me over to try this new joint located in the much talked about food park along the confines of Katipunan. Since I was free that afternoon I decided to give it a go.

I have always wanted to venture off into this place since I was curious on what the hype was all about on Social Media talking about this new innovative food park however due to time constraints and since I had no one to go there with me before I decided to push back my plan of going there until the opportunity presents itself again. I guess fate sometimes has a funny way of turning things around and if it’s meant for you it will really find you 🙂 So I decided not to pass up this chance and discover the wonders of The Yard.

The owner Mark Copuyoc was very cordial and amiable towards us explaining how their place called “El Chapos” came about. Turns out the place took some inspiration from the infamous drug cartel widely known in Mexico before hence their tagline “Don’t Worry It’s Legal” fronting their stall.

He ordered us their bestsellers for us to consume and review so here goes:

Their Food Stall which is located at the ground floor of The Yard
One of my favorite appetizers from their booth. Onion rings which were fried to perfection as evidenced by its golden brown hue. It was also mouth watering to look at but more tasty to snack on.  


We tried their “Chicharitos” Lechon Sisig Taco (with sour cream and salsa verde) valued at P85 per plate. Mark said that this was one of their best sellers. It was really tasty and filling upon taking a bite from this dish.


We were also served their Cheesy Beef Salpicao Nachos valued at 160 bucks per plate. This one for me was the perfect appetizer coupled with some beers or drinks on the side. It sets the mood for an awesome night out with your fiends filled with laughter and witty banter ensuing among your crew.


Fil-Mex Style Barbecued Street Corn at P60 .

For those who has a penchant for spicy dishes this one’s for you! 🙂 To be honest I am not a really a fan of spicy food, due to my ulcer being exacerbated by spicy food. So this dish wasn’t really my cup of tea however if you are a lover of spice, I highly recommend this one. The dish will challenge your taste buds, and will probably leave you asking for more.

Overall, the cuisine in this place offers you the perfect mix of the Filipino and Mexican taste perfect for your night out with your friends wherein you just want to chill, unwind and have a good time after a long taxing week. 🙂

Check them out on:

Instagram and on Facebook or just walk in and enjoy the night away! 🙂

The Yard at Xavierville
83 Xavierville Ave. Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Open daily from 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Website, Facebook, Instagram

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