Why I Like Tequila Reef Cantina

  • Great Mexican food
  • Strong, frozen Margaritas
  • Friendly waitresses who provide excellent service

Those are the main points up front. If you or your Filipina aren’t into Mexican food, don’t worry. They have a full menu that includes American and Filipino food as well.

Everything on the menu is good.

Friendly Waitresses and the Service is Top Notch

At Tequila Reef, the service is on time. It’s refreshing.

The wait staff are attentive and you don’t have to chase them down just to get a drink.

Best Place to Eat in Angeles City Philippines Tequila Reef Cantina Bar and Restaurant - Beautiful Friendly Waitress
Beautiful and Friendly Waitresses – Great Service

If you want to stir up some action with the pretty waitresses, order a shaken Margarita and see what happens.

Prices?

I had two frozen Margaritas, the Nachos Grande shredded beef, and a side order of jalapeños. The bill was 645 pesos ($12.56).

Their prices are on par with any other restaurant frequented by expats and tourists.

Best Place to Eat in Angeles City Philippines Tequila Reef Cantina Bar and Restaurant - Nachos Grande Shredded Beef
Nachos Grande Shredded Beef
Best Place to Eat in Angeles City Philippines Tequila Reef Cantina Bar and Restaurant - Side of Jalapeños
Side of Jalapeños
Best Place to Eat in Angeles City Philippines Tequila Reef Cantina Bar and Restaurant - Frozen Margarita
Frozen Margarita

Try the Ribs

The ribs are a popular item on the menu. I recommend the half rack unless you’re really hungry.

Best Place to Eat in Angeles City Philippines Tequila Reef Cantina Bar and Restaurant - St Louis RibsBest Place to Eat in Angeles City Philippines Tequila Reef Cantina Bar and Restaurant - St Louis Ribs
St. Louis Ribs – Half Rack

All of the Food is Delicious

Best Place to Eat in Angeles City Philippines Tequila Reef Cantina Bar and Restaurant Mini Tacos
Mini Tacos
Best Place to Eat in Angeles City Philippines Tequila Reef Cantina Bar and Restaurant - Nachos
Nachos
Best Place to Eat in Angeles City Philippines Tequila Reef Cantina Bar and Restaurant - Great Food
Filipinas Love This Meal
Best Place to Eat in Angeles City Philippines Tequila Reef Cantina Bar and Restaurant - Excellent Food
Excellent Mexican Food

Sit Outside on the Patio and People Watch

I usually sit outside on the little patio.

Sure, you’ll get hassled by the street vendors and beggars, but that’s part of being in Angeles City.

If you need your waitress while sitting on the patio, just push the door-bell button on the wall.

Best Place to Eat in Angeles City Philippines Tequila Reef Cantina Bar and Restaurant - Drinking a Frozen Margarita
Drinking a Frozen Margarita
Best Place to Eat in Angeles City Philippines Tequila Reef Cantina Bar and Restaurant View from the Patio
View from the Patio – People Watching

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  1. I walked into Tequila Reef in Angeles City as I was planning to order an east LA burrito before I was headed home and the manager says to me that I am kicked out. I say for what reason and they say because a few nights before a guy that I know was arguing his bill because they would not allow him to put his girlfriends order(to save approximately 35 cent, wow!) onto his piatnight card which offers 5% discount for customers. If this is their policy then so be it and I see nothing wrong with letting people know about this policy as I have noticed many couples be given the discount but I guess that requires being a close friend of management. I know they are worried about abuse such as a group of guys coming in and using 1 card by putting their bill together. I never see any restaurant anywhere in Angeles city actually seperate 1 man and 1 womans bill from each other. Especially knowing that the two people involved are a couple. I had nothing to do with this argument nor do I care what happens, or the policy involved, either way for the 35 cents involved in the disagreement. I have never had a problem with this place except 9 months ago some of the waitresses would repeatedly call me cheap charlie everytime that I only left a 20 peso tip on a 152 peso bill. The were insisting 100 pesos tip and showing a very bad attitude in requesting and hustling such a tip. This had gone on for over a month, enough was enough of the incredible disrespect shown by waitresses right in front of management who did not intervene in any way, before I wrote my experience online which to Reefs credit was corrected and no more problems occurred(outside of being asked several times to remove my experience). No apology given or a let me buy you a drink or anything to say we are sorry to what had occurred towards one of our common customers in exchange for my experience being removed from an online review. Now to be accused of somehow being involved in the disagreement of someone else is just plain crazy and a poor management decision. I have a business management degree and am quite frankly shocked/disgusted that a business would employ such decision making ability. Then I find out that the girlfriend involved in the 35 cent argument was threatened at her work as a waitress by management at Margarita Station(which I believe is the same management group as Tequila Reef). They told her she was no longer ever allowed to enter Tequila Reef along with her boyfriend was also being kicked out. Wow, and this is really because Tequila Reef wants to split up items on their bill as consumed by him at 5% discount and consumed by her is no discount. Plus I got caught in the crossfire by knowing the couple involved. Who knows who else knows the couple and have been banned from Tequila Reef. What a joke that place has become since the sale of the business and new management has been installed. No more custom orders to how you like, higher prices, lower discounts and lower food and drink quality. I was still a customer even though the business had gone down in many areas but the people that know me know that I use to be a customer 15 times per week. Up to 3 times in one day. If you are looking for a place where the customer is always wrong then you have just found it.

  2. Scott,

    Kicked out of Tequila Reef??? Ha!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!

    Too damn funny. That’s a lot of drama over 35 cents. Shit! When I see you I’ll give you the 35 cents. Hell, I’ll buy you a beer at the Party One Bar and we’ll just daydream about eating nachos on the patio of Tequila Reef.

    Man, I’ve been kicked out of a lot of places in my day. I’ve been banned from many bars, several GoGo’s, and even a church or two during my world travels. But, when it comes to the taste of the food at Tequila Reef, I ain’t taking no chances. I can’t get banned from Tequila Reef. It would suck to have to pay a bar girl to go over there and order takeout for me. It’s hard to find good Mexican food outside of the State of Georgia in the U.S. Tequila Reef is the main thing I look forward to when I come to Angeles City.

    I’ve always had a wonderful dining experience at Tequila Reef. The food, Margaritas, and service have always been ON TIME for me.

    If I were you, I would apologize and throw myself at the mercy of the manager. Ask him to please allow you to eat just one LA Burrito, under his close supervision, of course. Maybe he could put you on customer probation for a couple of weeks with no Margaritas? Only food, perhaps? Then, you could go back to being a regular customer if you display some good behavior.

    Cheap Charlie? We’re all Cheap Charlies, my friend. We’re not living in Paris or New York City for a reason. We’re living in Southeast Asia on a budget. Hey, if all you’ve got to tip is 20 Pesos then drop it with pride. If a waitress wants to complain, put that 20 back in your pocket and roll out.

    I know I’m being comical and a smart ass here, but just trying to lighten the mood. They obviously pissed you off. I’ll apologize on everyone’s behalf because life is too short to live without good Mexican Food. Life is too short to stay pissed off, as well.

    Keep in touch and maybe we can get together on my next trip to AC. If you’re still banned, I’ll speak to the manager and try to get you a pass. Ha!

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