Thankfully, Mexican restaurants are gaining some popularity in Singapore. It was tough to find some decent burrito, taco and torta just a few years back (No, nachos in a pack don’t count.)
Barrio by Mexout has earned some positive reviews for its healthy meets fresh Mexican flavours at 313 @ Somerset. They have just opened another outlet at Vivocity.
To be honest, I don’t particularly crave for Mexican food, but find Barrio a convenient place to grab a bite without feeling overly guilty about the calories and carbs.
Barrio, which is Spanish for ‘neighbourhood’, terms itself a taqueria (read: taco stand) and crudo bar – for friends to mingle and share food.
It offers a range of starters such as Barbacoa Quesadillas ($13.40), Fish Ceviche ($13.90) and Spicy Chilli Cheese Fries ($12.90), Tortas (Mexican burgers, $14.90 – $16.90) and larger plated dishes of marinated Flank Steak and pan-roasted Snapper.
Mex Out favourites such as Burrito Wraps and Rice Bowls ($13.40 – $14.80), Tacos ($12.90 – $15.90) and Salads ($11.90 – $15.90) are also available.
Coffee blends are roasted by Sarnies Cafe. Not forgetting some refreshing margarita and sangrias if you need a drink in the middle of the day.
Since I am heading to the gym more often (need to lose weight lah), something like the Protein Salad ($15.90) would scream at me.
Liked the generous serving of char grilled chicken, and it didn’t taste too boring a salad with addition of corn salsa and black beans.
The scoop of fresh creamy guacamole helped too, made in-house – mashed avocado and seasoned with lime, salt, and small amounts of red onions, jalapeno peppers, tomato and cilantro.
My typical impression of Mexican food was that it could get too heavy and greasy.
I think at Barrio has purposefully upped the freshness and greens factor. On the flipside, some diners may find that some in their items may lack in the ‘sauciness’, and meat in flavours. Give and take.
Barrio By Mex Out Viviocity
Vivocity #01-116, 1 Harbourfront Walk Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)
Tel: +65 6265 6260
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Sun – Thurs), 11am – 12am (Fri – Sat)
Barrio By Mex Out 313@Somerset
313@Somerset #01-14/15, 313 Orchard Road Singapore 238895
Tel: +65 6634 2102
Opening Hours: 11am – 10:30pm (Sun – Thurs), 11am – 11:30pm (Fri), 9am – 11:30pm (Sat), 9am – 10:30pm (Sun)
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