Fragrant rice, fluffy tortillas, and a flutter of spices: Mexican food has made its way to the top of many a foodie’s list in Singapore. Personally, it is the ultimate comfort food, more so than the most exquisite of desserts!

In celebration of the National Taco Day earlier this month on October 4th, we have identified the ten best Mexican food here in the little red dot. Treat yourself to the cuisines of our amigos from the other side of the globe!

1. Papi’s Tacos

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Whether you are planning a dinner date with your fiancée or want some midnight snacks, Papi’s Tacos is the perfect place to visit. On your visit, you’ll fall in love with the kitchen view which gives you a warm welcome that will completely amaze you. You’ll also love the chefs who cooperate and have an in-depth knowledge of Tacos preparation.

Papi’s Tacos offers different types of foods, which gives you the option of selecting your favourite meal from the menu list. If you love vegan tacos, their cooking will surely bring delight to your appetite. Other dishes they offer include Ensalada, Burritos, Torta, Grilled mushrooms, and other plant-based Mexican food in Singapore. Don’t forget to also take your much-loved beverage on the menu including; tequila, frozen margaritas, and many other party shots.

Highlights

  • Catering
  • Conference and private events service
  • Food delivery services
Address39 Seah Stree Singapore 188395
Contact number+65 6258 0701
Business hoursSunday – Thursday: 12pm – 2:30pm, 5pm – 9:30pm
Friday- Saturday: 12pm – 2:30pm, 5pm – 10:30pm
Last orders 15 minutes before closing time

2. Vatos Urban Tacos

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Life is never short of dilemmas. Sometimes, you are required to choose. But sometimes, you get to have the best of both worlds. For instance, never again pick between equally-appealing Korean and Mexican fares. Have them both at Vatos Urban Tacos, a Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant.

Vatos Urban Tacos doesn’t shy away from character. The three founders are true-blue Mexican eaters with a special interest in the Land of Morning Calm. They masterfully extract the strength of both cuisines and combine them into innovative dishes like Kimchi Galbi Grilled Cheese.

Slices of sourdough bread flanks marinated Galbi short ribs atop a bed of Mexican cheese and fried kimchi. Attributes of either influences shine through without eclipsing each other in an explosion of flavours.

Highlights

  • Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant
  • 3-for-2 on Taco Tuesdays
  • Innovative fusion dishes
Address36 Beach Rd. #01-03
Singapore 189766
Contact number+65 6385 6010
Business hoursMonday | Closed
Tuesday | 5–10pm
Wednesday | 5–10pm
Thursday | 5–10pm
Friday | 5–10:30pm
Saturday | 12–10:30pm
Sunday | 12–10pm

3. Café Iguana

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Situated on the banks of Singapore River, Café Iguana is a delight to visit at sundown. Accompany the breathtaking sunset view with the delectable Mexican fares.

A good choice would be the Puerco en Chile Verde, a spicy pork stew served with tortillas and sour cream, or the sumptuous Mulato rib-eye. Given the fact that beautiful views are made better with company, the food comes in generous portions intended for sharing with friends and family.

Chase the flaming food down with a mind-boggling selection of 100% blue agave tequila and Mezcal – more than 100 different labels, to be exact. Otherwise, tap into the Iguana Lager, a beer of Mexican flair brewed specifically for Café Iguana by Brewerkz.

Highlights

  • Beautiful riverside view
  • More than 100 labels of tequila and Mezcal
  • House-special Iguana Lager
Address36 Beach Rd, #01-03 South Beach Quarter, Singapore 189766
Contact number+65 6385 6010
Business hours5 PM – 10.30 PM (Mon – Fri)
12 PM – 10.30 PM (Sat – Sun)

4. Margarita’s Dempsey Hill

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Margarita’s aims to please with its food, starting from the entree. Not a single dish disappoints, from the unassuming corn chips to the lavish crabmeat enchiladas. Besides, Margarita’s has an extensive alcohol menu, comprising of cocktails, beers, spirits, wines and of course – tequilas and Mezcals.

There are certain gluten-free as well as vegetarian options available. Furthermore, don’t hesitate to inform the servers of your dietary restrictions – they are equipped with the relevant knowledge to dole out suggestions accordingly and inform the kitchen of your requirements.

Order for take-out or self pick-up to get 10% off! Simply contact Margarita’s via the designated phone number. You can either pay by PayNow or upon pick-up.

Highlights

  • Enchiladas with swimmer crabmeat
  • Accommodative to dietary restrictions
  • 10% off takeaway and self pick-up orders
AddressDempsey Hill, 11 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249673
Contact number+65 6471 3228
+65 9243 0172 (for takeaway and self pick-up orders)
Business hours11.30 AM – 10.30 PM daily

5. Lucha Loco

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At Lucha Loco, the only ‘crazy struggle’ you will face – the meaning of the name – is picking out a grub to stuff your face with. Fret not, you can get the botanas: small sharing plates of traditional eats, perfect for the fickle-minded who wants to sample a little bit of everything.

The Duxton Hill joint has varying lunch and dinner menus. During the day, customers can opt for the Express Lunch Deals, which include elotes, a main of choice and a drink. At night, the affable servers will gladly cater to large groups, though one should reserve a table at the crowded cocina to avoid disappointment.

Highlights

  • Islandwide delivery available
  • Vegetarian options available
  • Great food and service
Address15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598
Contact number+65 6226 3938
Business hours11.30 AM – 10.30 PM (Mon – Fri)
5 PM – 10.30 PM (Sat)
Closed on Sunday

6. Super Loco

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By the same brains behind the wildly popular Lucha Loco, Super Loco is a part of The Loco Group. The outlet has a small collection of tacos and Mexican-inspired main courses.

Among them, the Baja Fish taco employs ingredients sourced from Kulhbarra, a local farm that practices sustainable and ethical barramundi farming. The pescatarian dish highlights crispy crumbed barramundi, mint and cabbage drenched in chilli mango salsa and chipotle mayo.

In addition, you could pay its sister restaurant a visit at the Collyer Quay. There, you can feast upon various appetizing Mexican eats, as well as a panoramic view of the Marina Bay waterfront.

Highlights

  • Islandwide delivery available
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free options available
  • Ethical and sustainable food ingredients
AddressThe Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-13 Singapore 238252
Contact number+65 6235 8900
Business hours11.30 AM – 10.30 PM (Mon – Fri)
9 AM – 10.30 PM (Sat – Sun)

7. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill Singapore

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Baja Fresh Mexican Grill is a franchise group offering fast-casual Tex Mex cuisines, with an emphasis on fresh. It prides itself on the use of natural, handmade ingredients. The food can cost upwards of S$10, but is known to be of shareable portions.

True to its name, the grill bar serves up dishes that bear influences from the Mexican state of Baja, which borders the US state of California. It has a wide range of tacos, as well as burrito bowls accented with fire-grilled proteins. Try the taquitos if you prefer the gratifying crunch of a deep-fried tortilla oozing with fillings. Help yourself to a heap of moreishing salsa at the salsa bar, too.

Note that the outlet at The Sail is temporarily closed.

Highlights

  • Shareable portions
  • Vegetarian options available
  • Order for delivery, takeaway or curbside pickup
AddressRendezvous Hotel: Rendezvous Gallery, 9 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189559
Marina One East Tower: 5 Straits View #B2-37 Singapore 018935
The Sail: 4 Marina Blvd, #01-31A, Singapore 018986
Contact numberRendezvous Hotel: +65 6337 7300
Marina One East Tower: +65 6909 2739
The Sail: +65 6509 6579
Business hoursRendezvous Hotel: 9.30 AM – 11 PM daily
Marina One East Tower: 9 AM – 9.30 PM (Mon – Fri)
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
The Sail: Temporarily closed

8. Señor Taco

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10 years ago, Alejandro Blanco left his legal profession to address the lack of authentic Mexican grub in Singapore. Rightfully the pioneer in bringing Mexican food to Singapore, Blanco was a dedicated ambassador of the then little-known fare: he imported chillies straight from the source and even set up a tortilla factory to ensure authenticity.

Being one of only two Mexican-owned establishments in Singapore (another being  Los Jefes at NEWest mal), feel free to close your eyes and point at a random taco on the menu: it’ll be a good one anyway. While there, try the innocent-looking Mezcal. It is a limited-quantity organic alcoholic beverage produced traditionally in the mountains of Oaxaca.

Blanco is also the proud owner of El Mero Mero and the La Mexicana at Chijmes. The former showcases dishes from different parts of Mexico. Meanwhile, the latter is a Mexican grocery store, where you can shop “Margarita Lah!”, a take-home party kit of 20 margaritas, freshly squeezed lime and 100% premium agave.

Highlights

  • One of only two Mexican-owned establishment in Singapore
  • First taqueria in Singapore
  • In-house tortilla factory and imported ingredients for authenticity
AddressClarke Quay: 3A River Valley Road, #01-07 Block A Singapore 179020
Orchard Towers: 1 Claymore Drive, Tower 2 #08-12 Singapore 229594
Contact number+65 6337 6376
Business hours5.30 PM – 2 AM (Mon, Tue, Thu & Sun)
5.30 PM – 3 AM (Wed, Fri & Sat)

9. Guzman y Gomez

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Guzman y Gomez is a go-to for many Mexican food lovers. Its presence can be found at a multitude of locations, providing the island’s residents with easy access to the mouthwatering dishes. The ordering process is akin to that of a streamlined fast food joint, with add-ons of sides and drinks available.

The Australian chain encompasses a standard range of comfort food, among which the burritos are the crowd favourite. Pearly grains and succulent meats are mixed with house-blend salsa and wrapped in a sheet of flour tortilla, making for a satisfying meal. For those looking for an extra kick, go for enchilada – essentially burrito decorated with chillies.

Highlights

  • Delivery available on Deliveroo and Grab
  • Crowd-favourite burrito, upgradable to fajita, enchilada or burrito bowl
  • Streamlined ordering process
AddressNorthpoint City: 1 Northpoint Drive #01-176/177/178 Singapore 769019
The Star Vista: 1 Vista Exchange Green, #01-32 Singapore 138617
Contact numberNorthpoint City: +65 6254 4979
The Star Vista: +65 6694 2044
Business hoursNorthpoint City: 11 AM – 10 PM daily
The Star Vista: 10.30 AM – 9.30 PM (Mon – Thu)
10.30 AM – 10 PM (Fri – Sun)

10. Muchachos

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As a Californian-style Mexican restaurant, Muchachos has won the seal of approval from multiple American patrons for authenticity. The atmosphere is inviting and amicable, with speedy and friendly services.

Muchachos is an expert at handling meats, which are properly juicy and tender. In particular, they have carnitas burrito and lengua burrito, both of which are hard to come by in Singapore. Respectively, they are a zesty wrap with pulled pork and an onion- and garlic-braised beef tongue topped with avocado, the latter of which fitting for more adventurous gourmets.

Highlights

  • Delivery available via Deliveroo
  • Friendly, speedy services
  • Rare finds like carnitas burrito and lengua burrito
AddressFrasers Tower, 182 Cecil St, #01-01 Singapore 069547
Contact number+65 6513 0215
Business hours11 AM – 9 PM daily
Closed on Sunday

11. Piedra Negra

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Mexican food joint Piedra Negra is a lively sight to behold, with outdoor seating set against a backdrop of vividly-painted wall murals on Haji Lane. The ambience echoes the exterior – a symphony of chatter and live music form the soundtrack of Piedra Negra.

Patrons commend the chunky guacamole, served in a stone mortar with a side of tortilla chips. Alternatively, indulge in the Mango Madness Ceviche, a zesty combination of red snapper, fresh mango chunks and serrano chili. Pair these with a glass of frozen margarita, made of Hornitos Reposado tequila with a dash of Cointreau and lime juice.

Highlights

  • Chunky, freshly-made guacamole
  • Delicious frozen margarita
  • Lively ambience and exterior
Address241 Beach Rd, Singapore 189753
Contact number+65 6291 1297
Business hours12 PM – 11 PM daily
Closed on Monday

12. Cha Cha Cha

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Cha Cha Cha is one of the oldest Mexican restaurants located within the Holland Village. It is well known for its complimentary chips, homemade stews, and salsa upon arrival. Cha Cha Cha is a family-friendly hotel with more than 20 years of experience when it comes to Mexican food.

Cha Cha Cha offers various types of meals on their menu list. Some of the dishes that you can enjoy here include meat tacos, Fajitas, beef, Flauta, and many more. Remember to fill your meal with Frozen margarita, especially if you want to make it special.

You’ll also notice the friendly staff, quick service, and a superb atmosphere. Bring your friends and enjoy a happy hour!

Highlights

  • Ample environment
  • Low-cost food
  • Great stuff
  • Decades of experience
  • Food delivery services
Address32 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, S’pore 277690
Contact number+65 6462 1650
Business hours11.30 AM – 10.30 PM (Mon – Thu, Sun)
11.30 AM – 10.30 PM (Fri & Sat)

13. El Mero Mero

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This restaurant focuses on quality food and excellent customer care. El Mero Mero allows you to enjoy Mexican food in a fun and more relaxed setting. The restaurant partners with Comcrop; one of Singapore’s rooftop gardens that grows the finest herbs and ingredients used in their meals. So, you can be sure to enjoy some great Mexican food-all at an affordable rate. Besides, you can save up to 30% dining at El Mero Mero.

Some of the foods served here include tacos, nachos alongside frozen margaritas. El Mero Mero is a perfect weekend spot for both family and friends. It is also an ideal place while looking for delicious Mexican food to eat before hitting up major shops in Singapore.

Highlights

  • Quality food
  • Great staff
  • Affordable rate
Address30 Victoria Street, CHIJMES, #01-20, S’pore 187996
Contact number+65 9722 8171
Business hours12.00 PM – 10.30 PM (Mon – Sun)

14. Superitto

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Superitto prides itself on yummy, contemporary, and fresh Mexican food. You will get obsessed with their tacos. From braised beef brisket to pork belly, there are plenty of dishes it offers.

Get yourself a favourite bowl of rice served with healthy ingredients such as sweet corn, sweet potatoes, and others, and delight in their tantalizing meal. You will also love their churros and nachos available on their menu in case you are craving a special treat!

Highlights

  • Quality food
  • Delivery services
  • Affordable rate
AddressParagon, 290 Orchard Road, B1-K25, Singapore 238859
Contact number+65 9658 0769
Business hours10.00AM – 9.00 PM (Mon – Sun)

15. Chicanos

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Chicanos is an amazing restaurant where you can turn to for the famous yet special west creations such as fried mantou, grilled chicken, sriracha mayo, and more. Their menu boasts mouth-watering dishes, so you can come for a family-style dinner menu for sharing.

At Chicanos, you can be sure to get yourself Mexican food stuffed with yummy tacos and burritos. Their beef chill fries are another reason you need to reserve a table here.

Besides being the crowd-pleaser, their breakfast also features scrambled eggs and other great dishes. Visit them for Tokyo iced tea and get to refresh your long day.

Highlights

  • Quality food
  • Food delivery services via Foodpanda
  • Fast services
Address33 Bali Lane, Singapore 189869
Contact number+65 9131 8355
Business hours5 PM – 10.30 PM (Mon – Sat)
Closed(Sun)

16. El Patio

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El Patio is one of the best restaurants in Singapore that you should consider having your lunch with an amazing happy hour deal.

The restaurant is completely a beauty! Their dining tables are impressive while its interior and exterior decorations are extremely attractive and welcoming. Although prices are a bit high than the adjacent neighbour Cha Cha Cha, be sure to expect quality food.

The hotel offers a wide selection of menu, including your favourite beef tacos, which comes on a tender tortilla bed. Their fresh juices, fajitas, and smoothies are another reason why you should visit El Patio.

Highlights

  • Quality food
  • Attractive with good ambience
  • Friendly staff
Address34 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, S’pore 277691
Contact number+65 6468 1520
Business hours1 PM – 11 PM (Mon)
12 PM – 11 PM (Tue – Sun)

17. Hombre Cantina

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Hombre Cantina is a Mexican hotspot with a great ambiance and delicious menu, including tacos and divine cocktails. If you love Mexican burgers, then this is your to-go restaurant.

Hombre Cantine offers quick service, and their food is good. No lengthy waiting hours; all you need to do is order your Mexican favourite and burrito, choose your meat, and select your salsa and additions.

Hombre Cantana is one of the much-loved restaurants for working individuals lunch, especially for a few drinks and some delectable Mexican cuisines. But what makes this restaurant a season winner is the stylish interior that is quite alluring. For couples who prefer a relaxed dining experience, this might be a perfect place to enjoy.

Highlights

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fast service
  • Delicious meals
Address53 Boat Quay, Singapore 049842
Contact number+65 6438 6708
Business hours12 PM – 00.00 PM (Mon – Sat)
Closed (Sun)

18. Les45

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Imagine yourself sitting on the 45th floor in Singapore Land Tower, some churros and Margaritas in your hand. Les45 is one of the best places you can enjoy your favorite Mexican food with a view of cloud space. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes in their menu option.

You will love their cooking. Everything tastes delicious and fresh. From chipotle to taco to guacamole, you won’t miss something here. You can also have your favorite drinks served in Mexican style.

Contact them if you want to host a seminar or a private event. You will get impressed by how Les45 will bring the Mexican feeling into your event place.

Highlights

  • Ample environment
  • Order Online
  • Great staff
  • Delicious meals
Address50 Raffles Place Level 45-03 Singapore, Singapore 048623
Contact number+65 6221 9555
Business hours11 AM – 11 PM (Mon – Fri)
Closed (Sat – Sun)

19. El Cocinero

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El Cocinero is one of the most noteworthy restaurants in Singapore providing delicious dishes and drinks that brings oomph to any celebration. Well known for serving customers with the best burritos, the restaurant also includes some tacos, quesadillas, and nachos in their menu list served along with guacamole for the best flavour.

El Cocinero is an affordable restaurant known to offer Mexican-inspired cuisine. A vibrant yet casual eatery thanks to its conducive environment, which can allow intimate gatherings. Contact or visit their website and reserve your table.

Highlights

  • Food delivery
  • A wide selection of dishes and flavours
  • Order online
AddressNovena Regency 275 Thomson Road, #01-45 Singapore 307645
Contact number+65 8307 5163
Business hours11 AM – 2.30 PM & 4.30PM – 9.30 PM(Mon – Sun)

20. La Salsa

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Are you looking for cocktail party ideas? Look no further than this fine contender. The hotel features vibrant accommodation that can surely make your dining experience more fun and a little bit relaxed.

Featuring live entertainment, La Salsa bar-restaurant also offers a variety of dishes on their menu list. The hotel hosts a lot of chefs ready to serve you discreetly. All their main dishes are prepared using exquisite flavours from different Latin regions to ensure customers get the taste they deserve.

You can also expect discounted meals like Tacos, Tortillas, Burritos, and all kinds of special dishes on their menu offerings. To make it more special, they serve their homemade sauces along with your favourite meal. So, bring your family and friends and enjoy some party platters.

Highlights

  • Daily promotions
  • Private bookings
  • Event hosting
  • Live entertainment
Address11 Dempsey Road #01-17 Singapore 249673
Contact number+65 6475 6976
Business hours11.30 AM – 10.00 PM (Sun – Thu)
11.30 PM – 10.00 PM (Fri & Sat)

So, there you have it: ten best restaurants in Singapore to quench your Mexican appetite. Be it the traditional cooks or the creative experimentalists, it’s ultimately a matter of personal preference who rises to the top. Guess there’s only one way to find out 🙂

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