Yes indeed, I have to offer a sincere salute to Army Navy Burger and Burrito. Army Navy is a Philippine fast food chain that combines great hamburgers and also burritos and a few other Mexican food items.
For a number of years, I had heard about Army Navy, but over most of that time, they had locations only in the Metro Manila area, which is very far from where I live, so I had to do without. Some months ago, I heard that they had opened a branch in Davao City, though, at Abreeza Mall, which is about a year and a half old now. As soon as I heard about Army Navy being opened in Davao, I headed to Abreeza to have lunch that day! I was headed there for a good hamburger, and really didn’t even know that Army Navy also sold burritos and other Mexican dishes, so I was in for a surprise.
My intention when I originally went to Army Navy was to pick up a few different sandwiches and such, and bring it all home to sample it and share it with my wife and my son. So, when I saw that Army Navy sold Mexican food in addition to burgers, I was really happy. On that visit, I picked up a burrito, a double cheeseburger, a Starving Sailor Sandwich (somewhat akin to a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich). I took the food home, and we dug in! We were all very impressed with the flavor and quality of each of the sandwiches.
Over the months since my first visit to Army Navy, I have been back a number of times. I find that my main attraction at Army Navy is the burritos. They have 4 different types of burritos:
- Carnitas (pork)
Well, I am no vegetarian, so I have not tried that one, but I can say that the 3 meat based burritos are excellent. It is hard to find Mexican food in the Philippines, and when you do find it, it is more a Filipino flavor than an authentic Mexican flavor. I must say, though, that I have found the Mexican dishes at Army Navy to have a genuine Mexican flavor to them, particularly the Burritos. Another thing about the Burritos is that they are huge! In fact, I often share my burrito with my wife, as it is more than I usually eat at a meal.
Another thing that I really enjoy at Army Navy is the Onion Rings. They are nice and crispy, thinly cut, and really hit the spot!
If you are in Davao, or any other area where Army Navy has a location, I recommend giving them a try! I think you will like them. I know that I do!