TACLINGS: Bite-Sized Tacos Hit @MercatoCentrale

Text by Nikka Sarthou and Photos by Michael Angelo Chua


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Tacos are tasty treats but I veer away from eating it because of the likely mess it would make. There’s a high probability that the hard tortilla shell would crumble with each bite. Luckily, Michelle Turabin thought of creating custom-made bite-sized taco shells. Thus, the birth of Taclings.

Her frustration with this messy Mexican street fare and her love for experimentation inspired this tiny treat. She tried to make smaller servings of tacos in her own kitchen and brought them to her office as sort of a taste test, which produced positive feedback. That was three years ago. Now, she and her husband, Frederick, have gone full-time with this food business. 

Flavors of Mercato Series 2:

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The husband and wife team joined various bazaars and night markets to peddle their products. Taclings only has two variants—Taco Beef and Tuna Mushroom. The first is the original flavor that is made with 100% homemade ground beef, which is served with fresh salsa and special garlic sauce. While the tuna variant has a hint of curry, which gives it some kick. Don’t worry, it’s not at all spicy. The interesting thing about it is that it comes in a green taco shell that is flavored with malunggay (moringa). I like how this is more guilt-free because of the addition of the healthy ingredient.

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A single serving consists of six pieces and costs only P70, while a double serving has 12 pieces and is just P120. Although best eaten when freshly made, foodies may bring home these treats by ordering a party pack that contains beef, salsa, garlic sauce, shells and tray, which you can assemble yourself at home. The pack has a total of six order and costs P350. It’s a nice treat to bring in parties and get-togethers. 

Even if Taclings only has two variants, it has become a hit already, as the brand is about to go into franchising.

Thanks to Taclings, I can now satisfy my taco cravings minus the mess and fuss.

Fwd: Mercato Centrale website: Taclings 

Telephone number: (+63 2) 623-1012
Mobile number: (+63 917) 563-9145 
Email: taclings@yahoo.com.ph
Facebook: www.facebook.com/taclings
Twitter: @taclings

Available at Midnight Mercato, Mezza Norte and Levante:

Address: Corner of 34th & 8th avenue (near MC Home Depot), BGC , Taguig
Telephone number: (02) 812-0102
Mobile number: (+63 917) 840-1152 
Email: admin@mercatocentrale.ph or mercatocentraleph@gmail.com
Operating hours: Every Friday and Saturday, 10pm-3am 

Address: Trinoma’s Mindanao open parking lot, corner of Mindanao and North Ave., Quezon City
Telephone number: (02) 812-0102
Mobile number: (+63 917) 840-1152 
Email: admin@mercatonorth.com
Operating hours: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4pm-3am 

Address: Eastwood Citywalk 2 (in front of Café Bene and CBTL, near the cinema)
Telephone number: (02) 812-0102
Mobile number: (+63 917) 840-1152 
Email: admin@levanteeastwood.com
Operating hours: Every Friday, 6pm-3am

Flavors of Mercato Series 1:

Flavors of Mercato Series 2:

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