Señor Sisig might not be new to the Bay Area but surprisingly I had never tried their Filipino-Mexican fusion food before.
The team behind Señor Sisig are childhood friends, Gil and Evan, who started the company with a food truck in 2010. Now they have numerous food trucks, a brick and mortar restaurant in San Francisco, and a food stand in Oakland. After watching an episode of Munchies and learning their story, I definitely wanted to try their food especially since there’s a location in my hood now.
Their speciality is sisig, a traditional Filipino pork dish made with pig’s face and belly seasoned with various spices. They use pork shoulder to make their version of sisig for a meatier texture. The menu is pretty straight forward with tacos, burritos, fries, nachos, rice plates, and salads (different locations might have other specials-I think the brick and mortar has the most selection). You can choose your choice of protein (pork, chicken, or tofu) for any of the dishes and add an array of toppings as well.
I was beyond pleasantly surprised on how bomb my crunch-a-dilla was. So much flavor! The normal crunch-a-dilla comes with Monterey Jack cheese, pico de gallo, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, tostada, all wrapped in a flour tortilla with your choice of protein. Of course I had to try the pork and I made it a combo with sisig and tocino (sweet cured pork) and also added adobo rice and pinto beans. It really hit the spot especially with the spicy nacho cheese and pickled jalapeños. The fries were fine, nothing revolutionary but I think if I got the loaded fries with a bunch of toppings, it would have been fire (they also have loaded nachos). I love alfajores cookies but I wasn’t crazy about their chocolate cookie as it had a crumbly texture and the dulce de leche filling wasn’t as prominent as I would have liked.
I would definitely come back to sample their other savory items such as their tacos, burritos, or other specials as the pork sisig is the star without a doubt. Therefore, my rating is a 8-8.5/10.