18 Mexican food places in Singapore to try: A compilation for mi amigos!

18 Mexican food places in Singapore to try: A compilation for mi amigos!

Hola! If you've only ever tried Mexican food from Stuff'd, amigos, you are missing out. 

First up, why is Mexican food so awesome? 

Well, just check out that colour! It's vibrant, unique and super flavourful. I'm basically just laying Mexican food culture out for you. Vegetarian (or not), its dishes are always packed with a punch of spices, seasonings, often resulting in an awesome visual feast for the eyes.

Their seasonings are an awesome treat for the palate, and honestly their cuisine goes so well with a refreshing mug of beer (at least for me). 

Craving for spice? You got it. The Mexicans can do spice, lemme tell you that. 

They love their chillies, and it's prevalent in alot of their dishes. There are 64 varieties of chillies in Mexico (!). You're probably familiar with some, such as the Tabasco, habanero, Serrano and Jalapeno, which are commonly used in their dishes. 

All chillies are measured by the Scoville scale, the higher the amount of capsaicin within, the spicier it gets.  

Our local chilli padi (also known as Bird's Eye Chilli), usually measures a maximum of 250,000 on the Scoville scale, while a habanero can go a maximum 350,000 on the Scoville scale! It's the hottest chilli in Mexico.

I also love how healthy it is, because it's usually laden with healthy ingredients such as avocados, limes, beans, tomatoes. Meat and vegetables? You got it in there too. It's the perfect mixture of the necessary nutrients you probably need, which is basically protein, vitamins and minerals.
Mmm, already feel like tucking into some of the Mexican goodness? 

No need for gracias, I've pulled a list of Mexican food places in Singapore, where you can feast at with your friends, without regret! 

18 Mexican food places in Singapore to try:

1. Vatos Urban Tacos (KoMex)

36 Beach Rd, #01-03 South Beach Quarter, Singapore 189766
A fusion of Korean and Mexican, they have a nice atmosphere, and the service was friendly. However I do think that the comfort of their seats can be improved, after all people do wish to stay longer to enjoy their drinks. Overall it serves as a nice hangout place, and their happy hour (till 7pm) offers a 1-for-1 beer. 

Recommended to try:  Baja Fish Tacos, Craft Beers, Mango Shrimp Quesidilla, Kimchi Carnita Fries, Tequila Chicken Wings, Makgeolitas

2. Afterwit Mexican Taqueria (Halal)

778 North Bridge Rd, Singapore

Afterwit was inspired by an afterthought of pairing Mexican-influenced fare with an indie cafe experience. Given a dearth of halal Mexican options, Afterwit's a halal mexican place that has established itself amongst those who love spicy flavours. 

Recommended to try: Chicken & mango quesadilla, pulled beef, cod tacos, nachos

3. James’Quesadillas &brunch
Maxwell Road, 7 Amoy St, #02-79, Food Centre

Sitting in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, and located in Amoy Food Centre, they have one of the most affordable prices for Mexican food in Singapore. Yet, they manage to keep to the quality of a restaurant, so get there and get queuing, because they sport a queue. Weekends and public holidays are rest days, they open daily on weekdays (Mon to Fri), mainly in sync with the working crowd in that area. 

Recommended to try: Quesadillas, Salads bowls

4. Lower East Side Tacqueria (TexMex)

19 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428746

This Texmex restaurant is a Mexican-inspired eatery in Marine Parade, that sports a wide variety of craft beers, drafts on taps, cocktails and wines. Couple that with a laidback atmosphere with Latino beats in the background and you're up for a nice chillout session with your friends. Happy hour beer deals run all night.

Recommended to try: Tacos, Burritos, Nachos, Margarita, Craft Beers. 

5. Lucha Loco

15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598

Lucha Loco is a casual and vibrant Mexican cocina and garden bar serving contemporary Mexican food and quality tequilas, located on 15 Duxton Hill. Their menu is developed by Executive Chef Mario Malvaez in collaboration with Chef Jason Jones, co-founder of the hugely popular Mexican restaurant Mamasita in Melbourne and currently a Director of The Loco Group. Outside seats available, and highly recommended.

Recommended to try: Nachos, Tacos, black bean enchilada, Ceviche, Fried rice, chicken wings, Pisco Sour and margaritas. 

6. Café Iguana

30 Merchant Road #01-03 Riverside Point

Founded in 2000, Cafe Iguana is 20 years running and still going strong. And you know that's a good sign for a restaurant. Situated by the Singapore River, around Clarke Quay, sitting at the outdoor patio is highly recommended to soak in the atmosphere. They use only the fresh ingredients and serve a wide variety of drinks – from craft beer to agave tequila and mescal. Free flow nacho chips offered (free!) with drink orders. 

Recommended to try:  Jalapeno Poppers, Tacos. 

7. TONITO Latin American Kitchen

78 Airport Blvd, #02 - 248, Singapore 819666

Located in Changi Airport's Jewel, this restaurant sports some awesome views of the jewel falls. While it's classified a Latin American restaurant, they offer a wide selection of Mexican Tacos and Quesadillas. I also love how they cook their Chili Con Carne (Spanish, meaning Chili with meat), a popular Mexican American stew. They make it with Cotija Cheese, topped with corn. The restaurant's head chef is also Chef Daniel Chavez, the co-owner and chef of OLA Cocina del Mar and TONO Cevicheria.

Recommended to try:  Chili Con Carne, Tacos, Quesadilla

8. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill Singapore

9 Bras Basah Rd, Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill pioneered the concept of casual Mexican dining in Singapore almost 7 years ago. This eatery is fashioned as a casual dining place, and I always love to come here to get takeaways, before heading upstairs to enjoy the food in Teo Heng, where I karaoke the night away with my friends. Servings are huge, and generous. 

Recommended to try: Quesidillas, Burritos, Nachos

9. Señor Taco (Blk A)

3A River Valley Road, #01-07 Clarke Quay, Block A

It all began in Clarke Quay 2009, with Señor Taco’s signature item “Tacos al Pastor”, fresh pork marinated in a special recipe of herbs, and spices. The restaurant imports fresh ingredients and chillies from Mexico, and owns a tortilla factory in Singapore, to ensure the best fresh corn and flour tortillas in the country. Señor Taco is the first Taqueria to open in Singapore at Clarke Quay in 2009, serving Mexican-style street food such as Tacos and Quesadillas with a variety of fresh and spicy salsas. Since then, the authentic Mexican food stall has also opened a second outlet at Orchard Towers.

Recommended to try: Tacos (Fish, Pork)

10. Cha Cha Cha Mexican Restaurant

32 Lor Mambong, Singapore

Cha Cha Cha is one of Singapore's oldest Mexican restaurant serving fuss-free Mexican food in a casual family-friendly environment in the vibrant dining district of Holland Village. ​The restaurant serves up authentic Mexican food, and a nice relaxing ambience with reasonable prices. 

Recommended to try: Chimichanga, Lime Margaritas, Prawn Fajitas, Quesadillas, Nachos

11. Papi’s Tacos

39 Seah St, Singapore

Papi’s Tacos represents the long-awaited arrival of authentic, fuss-free Mexican fare in the Lion City. Diners are welcomed with heartfelt hospitality from a kitchen helmed by Head Chef and Partner, Mauricio Espinoza, who comes from Papalotla, Mexico. Papi’s Tacos is open all day, with a daily happy hour deal that goes for $9 (for selected drinks between 6-9pm)

Recommended to try: Skirt Steak, Habanero Margarita, Tacos 

12. El Patio Mexican Restaurant & Wine Bar (TexMex)

34 Lor Mambong, Singapore

Located amongst Holland Village, this TexMex restaurant is also an awesome family friendly place, and offers a kids-friendly menu. Lovely place with lots of outdoor seating. 

Recommended to try: Jalapeno Poppers, Chimichanga, Tacos, Fajitas, Chicken wings, quesadillas, Bombay Sapphire Margaritas, Don Julio, Cocktails

13. Patro's Sports Bar & Restaurant 

920 ECP, Singapore 449875
Parkland Green 

Classified as a North Indian & Mexican restaurant, this eatery is an open-air concept without air-conditioning, but often accompanied by a light sea breeze. A good variety of alcohols to go with the food offered here, although some may say it leans more toward the Indian cuisine than Mexican. 

Recomended to try: Chile Jalapeno Rellenos, Nachos, Camarones Con Hongos, Chimichanga, Enchilada, Burrito Bowl

14. Muchos

3D River Valley Rd, #01-04, Block D, Singapore

Muchos Mexican Bar and Restaurant caters classic Mexican dishes. There are two Muchos restaurants, one in Clarke Quay (riverside tables!) that caters to expatriates and tourists, while the other in Plaza Singapura which has more street food selections to cater to different target segments of the market.

Recommended to try: Muchos Platter, Stuffed Jalapeños

15. Guzman y Gomez
01-03 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Rd

Guzman y Gomez, is an Australian licensed, casual-dining restaurant chain specialising in dishes such as burritos, fries, nachos, tacos, and other specialty items. It is a franchised business with 135 restaurants in operation throughout Australia, Singapore, Japan, and the United States.

Recommended to try: Burritos, tacos, Chicken burrito bowl, corn chips

16. El Mero Mero | Cocina Mexicana

30 Victoria St, #01-20, Chijmes, Singapore

Serving up a vibrant selection of flavours from every region in Mexico, El Mero Mero (which is Mexican slang for ‘Boss of the Boss’), aims to excite and delight diners with the very best in contemporary Mexican cuisine. Many of the ingredients used in the dishes are sourced directly from Mexico and all salsas and sauces are made fresh in-house.

Recommended to try: cheesy poblano, civeche, wild catch and octopus, fish tacos

17. Muchachos

182 Cecil St, #01-01, Frasers Tower, Singapore

After closing their doors at Keong Saik street, the owners are back at Frasers Tower, a welcome sight to those who love their food. Owners Jonathan Yang and Elson Lee, the two best bros (as they've described), were inspired by American-style burrito joints from the ones found in San Francisco's Mission District.

Recommended to try: California burrito, Beef Burrito, Chicken salad bowl, Guacamole

18. Stuff'd

Various locations around the island

Stuff’d is a quick casual restaurant franchise headquartered in Singapore that serves freshmade kebabs, burritos, salads and bowls. They've also recently introduced impossible meat to their fillings (not every branch offers this, though). 

Recommended to try: Quesadilla, Tacos, Burrito, Daily Bowl

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