El Flaco

­­­El Flaco is a Middle Eastern foodie place open to serve Iloilo unique and original delicacies. Their mouth-watering Middle Eastern dishes is authentic enough to introduce new flavors in the Ilonggo pallet. You do not have to fly to places anymore to have a taste for their flavors. This is not the usual shawarma and kebab you can buy everywhere to satisfy your cravings. This is something to offer you exceptional food experience.

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­­­El Flaco Menu

As mentioned, this is a Middle Eastern place so the menu offers their food such as shawarma, kebab, falafels and hummus. You can order additional pita bread, hummus and their special sauces. Kindly refer to the photo for complete menu details.

El flaco menu

Their serving is huge. If you come in group, the meals are all ideal for sharing. Each serving is filling and you might not even resist to order for some takeaways for people at home.

chopped shawarma


What We Had

We had a good combination of falafels, kebabs hummus and pita breads. Sauces are too delicious that you cannot stop yourself from ordering additional plates.

el flaco falafels

Falafels is a meal which is very high in protein and fiber and El Flaco serves it with their trademark hummus dip, garlic sauce and pickled vegetables.


Kebab is probably the most popular in their menu giving us the Arabian Nights feels at every bite. This is served with two large sized pita breads and fries.



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How to Get There

El Flaco is located along Libertad Street in Jaro District. This is the street in between Jollibee (SM Savemore) and UCPB Bank near Jaro Plaza. There is no exact PUJ passing the place but you can ride any jeepney passing Jaro Plaza such as Jaro CPU, Jaro Liko Tagbak Terminal, Jaro Liko NFA and Leganes. You can drop by the mentioned corner and walk a block.

El Flaco has also opened their branch at the Food Hall area of the Festive Walk Mall Iloilo.

If you want to try something that is foreign but not samgyupsal or ramen, trying this middle eastern inspired food place is a good idea.

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