Vatos Urban Tacos (South Beach)

5900 Wishlisted
~$35/pax
What We Love
  • Beyond: 30% Off Total Bill (save ~$20)
  • Spacious and lively spot
  • Group gatherings over indulgent Korean-Mexican food, craft beers & fun cocktails
  • Kimchi Carnitas Fries, Cheese Quesadilla, Baja Fish Tacos, Galbi Short Rib Tacos, Makeolitas

36 Beach Road
#01-03
Singapore 189766

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Tuesday:
12:00pm - 10:00pm

Wednesday:
12:00pm - 10:00pm

Thursday:
12:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday:
12:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday:
12:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday:
12:00pm - 09:30pm

Monday:
05:00pm - 10:00pm

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Came here without reservation on Friday night and it was packed - lucky that we managed to get a seat! Burpple discount is only available with minimum spend of $60. Quick service despite the full house and the staff were still quite attentive.

Veggie burrito bowl ($16)
Decent portion but nothing outstanding, the rice was quite oily especially at the bottom.

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Was excited to try this place because of the reviews but unfortunately the food and service didn’t meet my expectations.

We were seated outside as they were having a full house indoors. That was okay since it was pretty cooling in the evening. However, it started pouring and we were shifted to the sheltered area with no ventilation. Definitely not a pleasant area to have dinner.

Before we sat down, we asked if we could use the Burpple discount. One of the waiters told us we were able to. Only till we foot the bill, then we realized we weren’t able to due to the eve of Vesak Day. Thankfully, the manager still gave us the 15% off total bill, along with an unpleasant attitude. On top of that, none of the staff owned up to telling us we could use the Burpple.

Food was okay. The tortilla was so thin it was mostly soaked in sauce. The portions were little for what we paid too. The only thing that wowed me was the beer! Would definitely go back for the beer but maybe not due to the poor service and the underwhelming food. I can definitely find better tacos elsewhere.
5/10

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If it wasn’t for Burpple Beyond, we probably wouldn’t know about Vatos. The Just Cheese Please quesadillas made us went wow. Wasn’t expecting anything yet the melted mozzarella and the cheddar cheese crust made us went 🤤. And we highly recommend the Galbi Short Rib tacos. The beef ribs were so tender and it literally melts in your mouth. What’s more, the South Beach Quarter has a laid back vibe and is a charming place to hang after work or even on weekends, we are returning for sure.

Given the vulgar name of this dish, and the chef's recommendation, we thought this was a must-try and we ordered it. The Fat Bastard is a mismash of many things and you can expect beef and pork as the meat ingredients for this dish. It is topped with guacamole, cilantro onion, pico de gallo, and there is salsa and the stall's signature hot sauce added. The serving size was really generous and you can expect to get pretty full from this dish, even though it is priced only at $23++! That being said, it is a mix of many tastes and no flavour really stands out.

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Given the bar-like vibes at Vatos, we decided that we had to get an alcoholic beverage and what caught our eye was the passion fruit makgeolita. The drink comprises two different types of alcohol - makgeolli (i.e., Korean rice wine) and tequila. However, you taste none of those as the drink also contains a rather concentrated passion fruit zest, which pretty much made the drink taste like a passion fruit beverage with alcoholic undertones.

We can see why the drink can be deceivingly strong though - it doesn't taste much like alcohol and as a result, you may end up drinking it much more quickly than you should be. 😅 The drink costs $28++, which is fairly standard for a 1L alcoholic beverage. Thankfully, we used Burpple's 15% off voucher to enjoy a discount!

Vatos was surprisingly crowded on a Monday evening even during this stabilisation phase and you should make a reservation before heading down!

Decided to try out this popular Central American street food. Consist of masa a flour made from blue corn with shredded chicken filling. Once you open the pack and pierce the cover piping hot steam rose from inside. The filling was pretty standard chicken and couldn’t taste any bell pepper. The real star of the dish was the corn masa- soft with a delicate nutty flavor. You have to eat it pretty quickly else it gets dry. Condiments (chimmichuri and cream) served on the side were pretty good but really small quantity.

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