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Guzman y Gomez Corn Chips & Guacamole
Guzman y Gomez  Corn Chips & Guacamole
Guzman y Gomez Corn Chips & Guacamole

A Mexican wave seems to have hit Singapore with several burrito and taco stores hitting the street. We round up the latest

Several Mexican food joints seem to have opened up or expanded recently. The wave started with Mex-Out, and then Muchachos along the Central Business District, before the rest came along.

There’s something about the moreish quality of Mexican food that makes it attractive to Singaporeans. Here are a few places that have joined the fray, or that you can try.

Guzman y Gomez

Since its inception in Australia in 2006, Guzman y Gomez creator Steven Marks, a New Yorker, brought traditional Mexican flavours to Australia and then to Singapore.

The result is huge Burritos ($7.90-$10.90), Soft and Hard Tacos ($7.90 for two, $10.90 for three) and other sides such as salads, quesadillas and nachos.

We especially love the Grilled Steak filling in a chipotle marinade with pico de gallo and salsa for a nice kick.

Go for the mini burrito if you aren’t a big eater. You have been warned.

Guzman y Gomez, Asia Square Tower 2, 12 Marina View, #02-11, Singapore 018961

Senor Taco Baja Fish Taco
Senor Taco Baja Fish Taco

Senor Taco

Expanding from its taco stand in Clarke Quay to a full-fledged “taqueira” is Senor Taco. Apart from their Baja Fish Tacos ($8) with beer-battered fish and Carnitas Tacos ($7) filled with pork belly confit, they’ve also introduced the Corona-rita ($24) combining a frozen lime margarita with a bottle of Corona beer.

Senor Taco, Clarke Quay, 3D River Valley Road, #01-07/#01-12, Singapore 179023

Lower East Side Tacos
Lower East Side Tacos

Lower East Side

Partners Christopher Lim and Claudio Sandri of Spathe Public House have started their own “taquiera” in East Coast. Christopher lived in California for six years where he had ready access to Mexican food and he brought this concept to Singapore.

Instead of a fried fish taco, try their Tilapia Taco ($12) comprising a broiled fish with tomatoes, onions, red peppers, cilantro and caper berries. Their tacos also come with three spice levels.

The brave ones can take up the Ultimate Hotness Challenge. If a diner finishes a trio of tacos prepared at Level 3 spice intensity on his or her own within 30 minutes, the tacos will be on the house.

Lower East Side, 19 East Coast Road, Singapore 428746

Hombre Cantina

Opened in August in Boat Quay, Hombre Cantina has options for large portions of chicken, fish or beef burritos and tacos. They also serve a mean margarita and have a good selection of tequilas and mezcals.

Most items cost about $15 a pop; why not try this spot for dinner before a night out at the bar?

Hombre Cantina, 53 Boat Quay, Singapore 049842