A Taco Tour: Exploring Bangkok’s Best Mexican Bites

by Shelli Stein

Bangkok, the City of Angels, might not be the first place that comes to mind for authentic Mexican cuisine. So the question becomes how to find the best Mexican restaurants in Bangkok. Look beneath the surface and you’ll discover a vibrant scene tantalizing taste buds with bold flavors and fiery spices. From casual taquerias to upscale cantinas, here’s a guide to navigating Bangkok’s best Mexican offerings.

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Best Mexican Restaurants in Bangkok

For the No-Frills Fix:

Sunrise Tacos: This local chain delivers exactly what its name promises – a no-nonsense taco haven. With multiple locations and 24/7 service, Sunrise Tacos satisfies late-night cravings with its diverse menu and generous portions. Be sure to try their signature al pastor of tender marinated pork with a touch of pineapple sweetness.

Cholos BKK: Craving some birria? Head to Cholos BKK, where this slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth goat delicacy takes center stage. Their no-nonsense vibe and focus on flavor make it a favorite among Bangkok’s Mexican food enthusiasts.

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For a Taste of Authenticity:

Mexicano Restaurante Autentico: Immerse yourself in a lively Mexican fiesta at Mexicano. Mariachi music, colorful décor, and generous portions of traditional favorites like sizzling fajitas and cheesy enchiladas transport you straight to Mexico.

La Lupita Bangkok: This hidden gem offers a cozy atmosphere and dishes prepared with love. Their menu features regional specialties like Oaxacan tlayudas (giant masa pizzas) and fresh ceviches, showcasing the diversity of Mexican cuisine.

For a Modern Twist:

The Missing Burro: This trendy spot elevates classic Mexican street food with gourmet ingredients and innovative twists. Their signature “missing burro” is a deconstructed masterpiece, served with various fillings and salsas for a customizable experience.

La Monita Taqueria: This stylish cantina boasts an extensive tequila selection alongside inventive tacos and contemporary Mexican fare. Their duck carnitas and tuna tostadas are must-tries for adventurous palates.

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Beyond the Tacos:

Don’t forget to explore the wider Mexican culinary landscape. For a touch of Tex-Mex flair, Charley Brown’s Mexicana serves up hearty fajitas and chili con carne.

4 Tips for Eating at the Best Mexican  Restaurants in Bangkok

1. Reservations are recommended, especially for popular spots on weekends.

2. Don’t be afraid to ask for spice adjustments. Most restaurants can cater to all levels of heat tolerance.

3. Embrace the mezcal! Bangkok offers a fantastic selection of this smoky agave spirit, perfect for sipping neat or enjoying in cocktails.

4. I have not mentioned specific prices, as they can vary depending on the restaurant and exchange rates.

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Final Thoughts on Best Mexican Restaurants in Bangkok

Remember, this is just a starting point. With its ever-evolving food scene, Bangkok offers countless Mexican gems waiting to be discovered. So, grab your sombrero (or at least a napkin), and embark on your own delicious taco tour of the City of Angels!

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pmv June 22, 2024 - 4:53 pm

have you tried authentic German food in Bangkok! Found a place, Bei Otto, that rivals my favorite spots in Munich! The environment is pretty bland, but the food spot on!

Shelli Stein June 22, 2024 - 9:57 pm

Thanks for this recommendation, pmv. I’ll look for it and hope others will as well.


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