In terms of international cuisine, Mexican is relatively under the radar compared to other go-tos. Along with the growth of Tex-Mex and Cali-Mex fast food, our knowledge of Mexican offerings may be misconstrued. Still, there’s no shame in being a burritos guy. It’s all about creamy guacamole, tangy salsa, stewed meat, and the unrivalled hot sauces wrapped into a full tortilla blanket. So whether your deal is decent fan-favourites, or their respected culinary roots, we’ve got you covered.
Sister to Lucha Loco, dishes are similarly inspired by the Loco Group’s personal travels through Mexico, kept fresh with the contemporary twist on the authentic. Start with the signature Elotes, the unique chilli mango salsa in De Baja taco, or slow-roasted Cordero Al Horno if you’re in the mood for something heavier. The Loco guys have spread the love and ethos into their designed beers—spending six months with local brewery Trouble Brewing to create four distinct flavours. Brewed naturally without preservatives, each cervezas is suited for all occasions. Pair that all with a panoramic view of Marina Bay waterfront, and you’ll have it the perfectly Loco way.
w Customs House #01-04, 70 Collyer Quay Singapore 049323
You may have tried their hugely popular dinner, so you will be happy to know that ‘Papi’ has decided to bless us with three spinoff lunch sets. Each coming with toasty chips and the refreshing Pico de Gallo, you can select your main dish from the tacos, quesadillas or the salad bowl. Then, with the saved stomach space, try the savoury Esquites as a side, or finish off the Tres Leches cake, a sinful slice of heaven frosted with a pinch of tequila.
w 39 Seah Street, Singapore 188395
VATOS Urban Tacos
Named by CNN as the “Hottest New Restaurant in Seoul”, VATOS brings us a unique take with their Korean-Mexican fusion fare. The marrying of two strong cuisines into one was conceptualised from the founders’ days in California and Texas together with the traditional Korean cooking they’ve enjoyed at home. Look forward to the likes of Cheeseburger Spring Rolls, Chorizo Kimchi Fried Rice, and Chargrilled Chicken Fajita Platter.
w 36 Beach Rd, Singapore 189766
Finally, we can’t forget the return of the OG of Mexican food in Singapore. It will be the only place where the carbo-overload is worth it. The super nachos! The extra guac! This no frills taco joint keeps the menu straightforward and the quality high, in other words, where to go for a modest burrito, taco, quesadilla or burrito bowl.
w Frasers Tower #01-01, 182 Cecil Street Singapore 069547