20 Mexican restaurants in Singapore for authentic tacos, burritos & more

by Evan Mua
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Craving a unique dining experience that’s a breath of fresh air from all your typical dim sum, ramen, and burgers? Here’s something you probably don’t really notice — we actually have quite a robust Mexican food scene right here in Singapore.

And honestly, it’s quite a hearty and satisfying genre of food that many people don’t taco bout enough. Remember how much you enjoyed stuffing your face with one of those thicc burritos from Stuff’d? There’s more where that came from.

No VTL, no problem — here are some of the vibrant spots in Singapore where you can head for a night out that will blossom into a fiesta of authentic Mexican grub like cheesy quesadillas, sauce-leaking tacos, and creamy guacamole.

Super Loco Customs House

best mexican food singapore super loco
Photo: Super Loco

Probably the Mexican restaurant with the best view in Singapore, Super Loco at Customs House lets you indulge in an intoxicating view of MBS and the skyline while you munch down on some of their signatures such as the soft and fresh Baja Fish Tacos (S$11) and cheese-loaded Quesadillas (from S$12).

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???? 60 Robertson Quay, #01-13 The Quayside, Singapore 238252
????️ 11:30am–10:30am (Mon to Fri), 9am–10:30pm (Sat to Sun)

Papi’s Tacos

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When you ask around for the most authentic Mexican taqueria experience in Singapore, Papi’s Tacos would probably be one of the first few mentioned. This charming hole-in-the-wall probably provides not just some of the most delightfully juicy Pulled Pork Tacos (S$13/S$18) or Beef Brisket Tacos (S$15/S$20), but also the most chill vibes in town.

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???? 39 Seah St, #01-01, Singapore 188395
????️ 11:30am–2:30pm, 5pm–9:30pm (Daily)


best mexican food singapore alegria
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Alegria is an exciting new restaurant that showcases inspired Latin flavours on the menu. It’s not just Mexican flavours either — you’d find a charming mix of international flavours used in tacos such as the Koreana (S$10) that are spruced up with spice in the form of kimchi and ssamjang aioli, as well as the Sisig (S$8) which utilises the Filipino-style Pork classic. You’d also get 50% off all signature tacos on Taco Tuesdays!

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???? 18 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088390
????️ 3pm–10:30pm (Tue to Sun)


best mexican food singapore nixta
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Enjoy your tortillas toasted to a sexy char with the most alluring perfume of smoke? Then you need to pay a visit to Nixta which churns out some amazing Queso Fundido (S$29) quesadillas and slow-cooked meat dishes such as Duck Barbacoa (S$56). But more importantly, you won’t find many better churros in Singapore than their gargantuan coiled Churros (S$18) that just explodes with flavour when coated in the glorious double-dip of decadent chocolate and caramelised goat’s milk.

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???? 116 Amoy St, Singapore 069936
????️ 12pm–3pm, 6pm–10:30pm (Mon to Wed), 12pm–10:30pm (Thu to Sun)

El Cocinero

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One of the best kept secrets amongst Mexican food fans who think of their tacos and burritos as some of the most value-for-money in Singapore. They’re nacho typical steeply-priced Mexican restaurant, and you can snag some of their tacos from just S$7.50 with popular options such as decadent Pork Belly Tacos (S$8) and Lengua Tacos (S$11.80) loaded with melt-in-mouth braised beef tongue

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???? 275 Thomson Rd, #01-45 Novena Regency, Singapore 307645
????️ 10am–9pm (Tue to Sun)


Photo: Mezcla

Mezcla is an exciting new fusion concept that marries the sinful indulgence of taco with some of the most exquisite flavoursome Japanese ingredients ranging from an Unagi (S$8.50) using a Seaweed Taco to an opulent Uni & Scallop (S$12.50) that’s a medley of luxurious Grade A Uni and Plump Hokkaido Scallop. Run by the same people behind creative handroll bar Rappu and wildly popular affordable steakhouse Featherblade, you know you’re in for a fun time.

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???? 43 Craig Rd, Singapore 089681
????️ 6pm–10:30pm (Tue to Fri), 11:45am–2:30pm, 6pm–10:30pm (Sat to Sun)

Lil Tiger

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Fitted with a disco ball and a lively tropical theme, you’d expect a night at Lil’ Tiger to be wild. While margaritas are always a staple at every Mexican restaurant, they are one of the few Mexican places in Singapore with a focused cocktail menu with favourites like the groovy The Grape Mistake (S$26). Just pair it with some cheesy Mushroom Quesadillas (S$13) or sweet Grilled Corn Elote (S$9) and it’ll be a sweet night out.

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???? 11 Unity St, #01-07, Singapore 237995
????️ 4pm–10:30pm (Wed to Sat), 11am–5pm (Sun)

Lucha Loco

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While they’re a sibling of Super Loco, the 2 concepts provide wildly different Mexican dining experiences within Singapore. Tucked away in the quaint neighbourhood of Duxton, you’d find yourself spirited away to a picturesque Mexican backyard fiesta where you can bask in the vibrance of the lush greens, fairy lights, and coloured flags over a glass of Margarita (from S$16) and some sinful Guacamole (S$6) and Corn Chips (S$5).

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???? 15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598
????️ 11:30am–10:30pm (Mon to Sat)

Los Jefes Taqueria

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Mexican restaurants are more commonly found concentrated in the central areas of Singapore but what if you live out in the far west? You can head down to Los Jefes Taqueria at NEWest, which has spent years servicing Singaporeans as a Mexican ingredients grocer before converting into a restaurant — meaning you’d get some of the most authentic Tacos (from S$12) around. Sticking to their grocer roots, you can even get DIY taco bundles (from S$54) to assemble at home!

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???? 1 West Coast Drive, #01-73 NEWest Mall, W Coast Dr, 128020
????️ 5pm–8pm (Thu to Sun)

El Mero Mero

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El Mero Mero is one of the more unique Mexican restaurants you’d find in Singapore, focusing on dishes outside of your typical tacos. One must-order here is the Crunchy Wagyu Beef Taco (S$11) that features a crispy burnt cheese crust to provide some textural contrast to the tender wagyu which you can indulge in the charming space within CHIJMES.

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???? 30 Victoria St, #01-19 Chijmes, Singapore 187996
????️ 12pm–10:30pm

Vatos Urban Tacos

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Photo: Vatos Urban Tacos

Can’t decide whether to have Mexican or Korean food for dinner? You just have to head to Vatos Urban Tacos, for the most interesting Mexican-Korean fusion flavours in Singapore. This is a place that smartly reinvents many classic dishes into crowd-pleasers such as the signature Kimchi Carnitas Fries (S$19) and wacky tortilla creations such as Galbi Short Rib Tacos (S$16/2pc, S$23/3pc) and Kimchi Pork Quesadillas (S$18).

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???? 36 Beach Road, #01-03 South Beach Quarter, Singapore 189766
????️ 5pm–10:30pm (Mon), 12pm–10:30pm (Tue to Sat), 12pm–10pm (Sun)

Piedra Negra

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The iconic chill-out spot in the Haji Lane area should be no stranger to anyone who frequents the area — this is probably one of the most popular Mexican bars in Singapore due to its prime location, buzzing vibes and, vivacious splashes of colours and murals. One cool thing that Piedra Negra does is the act of freshly preparing your Guacamole (S$10.90) at your table — nothing beats having it fresh.

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???? 241 Beach Rd, Singapore 189753
????️ 12pm–10:30pm (Daily)


best mexican food singapore muchachos
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This neon-lit Mexican joint is known for wrapping up the most delightfully voluptuous burritos in Singapore. Similar to what you’d find at some Mexican chains in America, you’d find tortilla skins filled to the brim with rice, beans and succulent chunks of meat including Carne Asada (S$13.50) steak and Pork (S$12). There’s even a Breakfast Burrito (S$13.50) that blasts you a comforting mishmash of hash browns, eggs, and bacon.

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???? 182 Cecil St, #01-01 Frasers Tower, Singapore 069547
????️ 11am–9pm (Mon to Sat)

La Salsa

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Consider this quaint Mexican spot for those special date nights where you’re sick of the typical cafes and upscale restaurants in Singapore. Located in the chic and relaxed neighbourhood of Demspey, this is a colourful hideaway where you can feast on interesting soups like the Sopa de Mariscos (S$15) seafood soup, Mexican rice dishes like Arroz Roja (S$5) and all manners of classics from Al Pastor Tacos (S$21) to Quesadillas (S$19) stuffed with beef, chicken and seafood.

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???? 11 Dempsey Rd, #01-17, Singapore 249673
????️ 12pm–10:30pm (Daily)

Guzman Y Gomez

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Most people would have probably spotted a Guzman Y Gomez outlet near their office since it’s one of the biggest Mexican fast-food franchises in Singapore. And the truth is, it’s honestly pretty solid for the price. If you’re not too picky about your burritos, S$10.90 for a tortilla stuffed to the brim with carbs and ingredients is a pretty good deal.

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Photo: Margarita’s

Yet another place to grab authentic Mexican fare in the Dempsey area, Margarita’s has been a staple in the Mexican scene in Singapore for a long time. Kicking back and relaxing at the outdoor patio while enjoying some hearty dishes like the Queso Fundido (S$26), an assortment of broiled Oaxaca cheese with chorizo, or their signature Enchiladas de Cangrejo (S$36) that is loaded up with delicate crab meat.

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???? 11 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249673
????️ 11:30am–10:30pm (Daily)


Photo: Chimichanga

Hollywood has made us associate Mexican restaurants with unabashed fun and unapologetic vibrance — there’s no place in Singapore that embodies those ethos better than Chimichanga. This unpretentious hole-in-the-wall offers you everything from burrito Bowls (from S$12) to their namesake dish of Chimichangas (from S$14) while also doubling up as a wicked dive bar with happy hour until 7pm that will see you get buzzed on Housepour Spirits at just S$9.

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???? 36 Dunlop St, Singapore 209364
????️ 12pm–3pm, 5pm–10:30pm (Mon to Thu), 12pm–10:30pm (Fri to Sun)

Afterwit Bar de Burrito

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Masterminded by the same folks behind affordable pasta bar Tipo, Afterwit is a quirky Mexican bar in the Kampong Glam area that churns out the most endearingly quirky Mexican creations in Singapore. From unorthodox wraps like the Banh Mi Taco (S$15.90) and the sour-cream-filled Easy Like Sunday Morning Burrito (S$14.90) to the Leg Day (S$24) chicken leg dish, Afterwit will charm you with the food and the off-beat names.

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???? 778 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198746
????️ 12pm–10pm (Daily)

Cafe Iguana

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Expect Mexican food with a view here at one of Singapore’s most date-worthy Mexican restaurants that sits right by the Singapore River. Cafe Iguana’s built a reputation for being one of the OGs of the Mexican scene, serving up tummy-filling portion sizes and a varied menu of Margaritas (from S$8/glass), along with a plethora of Tequila Cocktails (from S$18) for you to imbibe while revelling in the breezy riverside.

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???? 30 Merchant Road #01-03 Riverside Point, 058282
????️ 5pm–10:30pm (Mon to Thu), 12pm–10:30pm (Fri to Sun)

Cha Cha Cha

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Holland Village regulars would probably be familiar with Cha Cha Cha, one of Singapore’s oldest Mexican establishments and where you are given a massive menu with a wide variety of fuss-free Mexican classics including Enchiladas (from S$15), Chimichangas (from S$16), and whole jugs of margaritas that only cost S$38 during happy hour.

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???? 32 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore 277690
????️ 11:30am–10:30pm (Mon to Thu), 11:30am–10:30pm (Fri to Sat)

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