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8 Best Places For Mexican Food In KL

8 Best Places For Mexican Food In KL

Mexican cuisine is a communal one, best enjoyed with a happy group huddled over the table. Whether it's for merry celebrations or a spontaneous get-together, entertain your guests with this list of eight places for tasty tacos, chunky guacamole with tortilla chips and happy hour margaritas!
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Not many do Latino as well as La Boca, which is why this venue in Pavilion is almost always packed. Among its most noteworthy offerings are the Peruvian Ceviche (RM36), Argentinian Sorrentinos (ravioli, RM36) as well as a plenitude of Mexican fare! The fun, convivial environment in this colourful bar calls for a night out with friends, especially since the food is made for sharing. The Empanadas (RM28) make for a sure-win starter, chock full of tender pulled chicken. Burppler Thomas Liew likens it to a "Spanish version of our Malaysian curry puff", and it comes with a spot-on homemade tomato dip. Also touted a top dish, the dish of Beef Fajitas (RM37) sizzles with superbly marinated steak slices and is served in a portion particularly good for groups. Boasting Brazilian roots, their recipe for Corcovado Chicken Wings (RM23) sees wings coated in sweet barbeque sauce, bolstered by a side of sour cream. Finger-licking good.
Avg price per person: RM50
Photo by Burppler Thomas Liew

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Here's a Mexican restaurant to nail your next weekend brunch with the girls. Nestled in a terrace garden, La Mexicana's beautiful location grants it peace and quiet in the otherwise bustling city. The highlight here comes from the bar: a potent Sangria De Jamaica (from RM35) buzzing with tequila, red wine and fragrant Jamaican flower extract. Get this in a jug for RM170 — it's more value for money, not to mention a lot more fun! For a bite to eat, turn to their tacos. Served in threes, the moderate portion will be just right for one. The Tacos Carmela (RM27) sees prawns slathered in chipotle chilli sauce, topped with a slice of avocado on a soft corn tortilla. While minimal on fillings, this runs big on flavour. The vegan Tacos Nopalitos (RM30) is also worth trying, for it sees the use of cactus leaf alongside Ancho chilli and their homemade cheese. Hearty enough to replace protein, the firm, crunchy cactus leaf has a pleasant flavour likened to beans. Note: The restaurant will soon be shifting, so keep an eye out for updates on their website!
Avg price per person: RM60

Sporting lots of natural light and floor-to-ceiling windows, this kitchen and bar in Avenue K is where formal meets casual, with a whole lot of swank. Keep this in mind for a daytime date or a business lunch! The menu's an all-rounder, hitting home runs with Mexican favourites Fajitas (from RM38), Quesadillas (from RM34) and Pico De Gallo (RM16). If you enjoy a spike of heat, begin the meal with their Jalapeno Poppers (RM19). The deep-fried morsels are stuffed with cheese and minced beef for pops of lush, spicy flavours that help arouse appetites. For mains, the standout has to be their Pescado a la Veracruzana (RM48), pan-fried fish set in a mouthwatering sauce melding onions, jalapenos and olives. This comes with white rice, salad and a single jalapeno popper to spice things up. Make the most of lunchtime and stay for dessert. The Churros (RM18) is
served with a quintessentially Mexican cajeta dip (caramel with goat's milk) that sets it apart from the rest.
Avg price per person: RM50
Photo by Burppler Eric Foo

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Its Changkat location may pass Loco off as just another place for drinks, but the bar also brings delicious Mexican eats to the table. If you're stuck in the city after work, stop by to wind down with a few friends before the journey home. Happy hour (noon-9pm) gets you a glass of beer from only RM11, so definitely call for a round to kick the evening off. But don't let beer go down on an empty tummy! Share their good-for-two Beef Quesadillas (RM35). Served on a hotplate, the thin flour tortilla encases juicy chunks of beef, avocado and melted cheese — the salsa verde (tomatillo and jalapeno dip) is terrific. For something lighter that leaves you room for more drinks, order the Street Tacos (RM12) featuring a luscious avocado cream sauce, or the Mexican Maize Fries (RM20). The latter will interest those who love themselves a greasy bar snack. The crisp thick-cut fries made from corn are served with chunky guacamole and sour cream.
Avg price per person: RM50

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When it comes to Mexican food, Fuego has a special place in our hearts. Apart from the stunning city skyline that is expected when dining here, the South American arm of Troika Sky Dining is alike its counterparts in consistently dishing out quality eats. Bring friends or family, as long as the group loves meat! It's imperative you begin with an order (maybe two) of The Fuego Guacamole (RM20), a failproof rendition served with baked lotus and beetroot chips. Tapas aside, their top-notch grills are what take centrestage. We have recommended the French Beef Flank (RM125) before, and we will gladly do it again. Expect the 500g slab to be pinkish, tender and redolent of its peaty whiskey salt and yuzu rub. Served on the side is a black pepper sauce, but quite frankly, you will not be needing much (or any) of it.
Avg price per person: RM130
Photo by Burppler Martin Wong

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Decked out in murals and bright, flashy furniture, this fun food truck-turned-restaurant surprises diners with Mexican fare that's few and far between in this area. Kick back at Thyme Out with a friend, or a date if you're both up for something messy but delicious. Available here are Cubanos (from RM16), Cuban sandwiches made with artisanal bread and layers of cheese and salsa. Flat and dense, these are a tasty party of flavours in one small, easy bite! Order the Lamb Cubano (RM20) as well as other things with lamb, such as the Classic Tacos (RM7). Burpple Jionghui calls it "a yummy experience, recommended for lamb lovers". There is also a starter of Mexican Egg Rolls or Chimichangas (RM20) that can actually pass as a rather hefty meat-free main. Six pieces of deep-fried egg rolls are stuffed liberally with guacamole, eggs and chives — crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside. Yum!
Avg price per person: RM20
Photo by Burppler Jionghui Lim

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This restaurant in Jaya One is known to be an after-work watering hole, thanks to its laidback vibes and excellent margaritas. Gather your colleagues and treat yourselves to drinks after a long day. Despite its suggestive name, the Horny Margarita (RM24.95) is a stellar choice! Made from a mix of 100% agave tequila and their housemade lime mixer, it boasts tangy flavours with an extra strong hit. Take advantage of their happy hour buy two get one free promotion between 5-9pm. The food here doesn't play second fiddle to its drinks. Dive right in with their Spicy Habanero Buffalo Wings (from RM22.95), but heed our word of caution: order only if you have a high tolerance for spicy food, in which case, these will be spot-on. If you're staying for dinner, share the Mexican Casserole (RM59.95 for two to three pax). The eye-opening dish of Tex-Mex lasagna layered with corn tortillas, beef and cheese is luscious, and rightfully crowned king of casseroles. Pro tip: Have this with a basket of extra Tortilla Chips (RM6).
Avg price per person: RM40
Photo by Burppler Michelle Cheah

If your lunch routine is getting stale in the Mid Valley vicinity, it's high time you track down Panchos on the mall's top floor. The taqueria, or taco stand, is where you can have a customisable Mexican meal at pocket-friendly prices. Build your own in this order: base, filling and hot sauce (optional). The Soft Tacos (RM16 for two) filled with sweet-sticky, slow-cooked beef brisket is a picture of comfort, but we're convinced that nothing beats the flavour-packed Burrito (RM18.50). Rice, cheese, beans, pico de gallo, lettuce and your choice of filling, all rolled into soft flour tortilla that helps retain warmth in every full, meaty bite. Go for the chipotle beef filling for its smoky chipotle adobo marinade that seeps well into the beef for flavour. There is also an equally hearty option for a Burrito Bowl (RM18.50) — the same ingredients served in a dish minus the tortilla. Help yourself to the homemade hot sauces, and snag a bottle of Mexican soda Jarritos (RM10.90) to wash it all down!
Avg price per person: RM30
Photo by Burppler Muriel A

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