KoMex Review: Vatos Urban Tacos at 36 Beach Rd, Singapore 189677June 02, 2016
I've been wanting to check out Korean-Mexican (KoMex, which erm, sounds like another brand) chain Vatos Urban Tacos at South Beach Quarter ever since my friend @Stooffi blogged about it. Everything there looked delicious and they have these upturned beer magaritas (called Vatos' Ritas), which is perfect for that camera shot. The restaurant is tucked away at the corner of the new South Beach compound, just opposite of Purvis Street, and we went there one rainy weekend afternoon for lunch. Originally from Seoul and started by two Korean-Americans, this is Vatos' first venture overseas. They couldn't have picked a better location I reckon, with loads of American/MNC companies working in the South Beach offices.
For S$29, you can order a Vatos' Rita, which is a beer margarita. Magarita flavours include strawberry, peach, apple, passion fruit, orange, mango and classic, to be paired with Albens' Apple/Strawberry Cider, Bacardi Breezer, Somersby Apple or Pear Cider, Tangerine Wheat Beer, Mexicali or Corona. While it is quite pricey, remember you're having two drinks in one. Haha. I was amazed at how the beer keeps at a certain level. Some serious physics at work here.
Vatos Urban Tacos is one of the rare Korean Mexican restaurants in town, and if they can keep up the food quality and perhaps re-look their prices (though I doubt they can since rent must be exorbitant), it will be a great place to hang out. Otherwise it is still worth a try if you're looking for some delicious tacos.