Where we are, our perception of Mexican food is almost always confined to Nachos and Burritos.

It is time to put that belief aside.

Whether you’re craving Tacos, Fajitas, or indulgent Churros, Singapore has a variety of Mexican restaurants to satisfy every palate, from Cha Cha Cha, Huevos, Piedra Negra, Margarita’s, El Mero Mero, Lucha Loco, La Salsa, to El Cocinero.

Let’s check out 10 more Mexican restaurants in Singapore, each offering their spin on these classic, colourful dishes:

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Nixta Mexican Grill & Bar
116 Amoy Street, Singapore 069936
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5:30pm – 11pm (Mon – Wed), 12pm – 11:30pm (Thurs – Sat), 12pm – 11pm (Sun)

Created by the same chef that brought us Blue Label Pizza and Luke’s Oyster Bar, Amoy Street’s Nixta Mexican Grill & Bar pays respect to the enigmatic Mexican culture and cooking.

“Nixta”, short for Nixtamalisation, is a process where maize is prepared and hulled for consumption.

In Nixta, heirloom corn is nixtamalized and grounded in-house to create heirloom corn masa, which can be used as a base for quesadillas, tostadas and more.

The painstaking process culminates in dishes like the Tuna Tostada and the Butternut Squash, Kale & White Cheddar Enchiladas.

You will be surprised by the Tlayuda de la Casa, a tortilla topped with roasted corn, the epazote herb and quesco fresco cheese. The interplay of corn and cheese, tied together by the herb oil, was an unexpectedly good result to me.

For the whole table, share some Chips & Salsa ($12), Seafood Cocktail Veracruz ($32) or even Wood-Fired Oysters ($29) that are topped with charred jalapeno butter and tomato vinaigrette.

The Churros with Hay’s Milk Cajeta ($18) is a must-order dessert here, that offers a unique twist on the classic Spanish treat.

This dish pairs the traditional, crisp fried dough of churros with a rich and creamy dipping sauce made from Hay’s Milk Cajeta, which is a type of caramel sauce but crafted from a special type of milk known for its high quality and distinct flavour.

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Señor Taco
CQ @ Clarke Quay Block C 01-09A, Singapore 179022
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 1am (Sun – Mon), 5:30pm – 2am (Tues – Thurs), 5:30pm – 3am (Fri – Sat)

Señor Taco offers a lively and authentic Mexican dining experience at the revamped CQ @ Clarke Quay.

The restaurant is known for its vibrant atmosphere and a menu that dives deep into Mexican flavours. Food recommendations include Tacos filled with choices like Al Pastor Kurobuta Pork, Tenderloin Beef, Grilled Halumi Cheese, to Grilled Chicken Sinaloa-style.

All featuring with freshly-made corn tortilla prepared locally.

Beyond just food, Señor Taco also serves as a cultural hub with its array of Mexican-themed events and activities.

Dance enthusiasts can enjoy Latin music and dance nights with live bands, offering a dynamic blend of Salsa, Bachata, and more.

This place doesn’t just promise a meal, but a memorable Mexican fiesta.

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CQ @ Clarke Quay Blk D 01-07, Singapore 179022
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm Last order 10:15pm (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 1am Last order 12:15am (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH)

Sanchos at CQ @ Clarke Quay offers a slice of Mexico with its colourful dishes, paying homage to Mexican street food with imaginative flair.

You can look forward to a variety of flavourful offerings including sizzling Fajitas, Barbacoa Nachos, and an array of Tacos and Quesadillas.

The Nachos (from $24) features crisp corn tortillas, heaped with a generous helping of toppings, cheese, and refried beans.

For toppings, you can opt for the hearty chili con carne, the lightly spiced grilled chicken, the vibrant sautéed vegetables, or the zesty tofu ranchero.

The dining experience is enhanced by their signature cocktails, which include unique creations like the Coronarita, a visually striking cocktail with an upside-down Corona bottle embedded.

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Super Loco Customs House
Customs House #01-04, 70 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049323
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 11pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 11pm (Sat), 5pm – 11pm (Sun)

Go to Super Loco Customs House if you are hankering for some Mexican food with a view of the Marina Bay.

You can’t miss it at the end of Customs House Building, located in front of the OUE Bayfront and next door to the Fullerton Bay Hotel.

This seaside cantina offers its diners a panoramic dining experience to go along with its food offerings.

Food wise, it is authentically Mexican but they have made it quite modern. Whether you are here for almuerzo (lunch time), dinner, or antojitos (snacks), expect the dishes prepared using only fresh and premium ingredients.

In the mood for a Quesadilla? Don’t leave without trying Huitlacoche Quesadilla, a 10-inch fresh wheat flour tortilla encasing roasted huitlacoche (corn fungus or Mexican truffle), oyster mushrooms, sweetcorn, and a 3-cheese mix with Cotija cheese.

Pair them with curated concoctions with bursts of Mexican-inspired flavours. They even offer rare artisanal tequila and mezcal.

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Papi’s Tacos
33 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, Singapore 088456
Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm (Mon – Tues) 12pm – 2:30pm, 5pm – 11pm (Wed – Thurs),
12pm – 2:30pm, 5pm – 12am (Fri – Sat), 11am – 2:30pm – 5pm – 11pm (Sun)

Papi’s Tacos delivers a cozy and vibrant dining experience that reflects the street dining culture of Central Mexico.

“Papi” is a colloquial term for “daddy” in Spanish. (But don’t anyhow call him daddy.)

The line-up of simple and unassuming Tacos are mouth-watering and honest. They are served on corn tortillas in sets of two, which may not be enough.

There are various Tacos options which come with marinated pork shoulder, grilled grass-fed Australian beef, marinated chicken, fried dory fish, grilled zucchini, to plant-based meat.

You can try the Al Pastor ($13) with taco filled with pull-apart marinated pork shoulder, and a tangy Guajillo sauce to accentuate the spices used for the pork.

It is based on shawarma spit-grilled meat and has been a crowd favourite. The pork is being marinated in special spices and skewed onto the spit-grill, then slow-grilled for hours.

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MAMACITA Mexican Restaurant
South Beach Avenue #B1-18, 26 Beach Road, Singapore 189768
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon – Sun)

MAMACITA Mexican Restaurant at South Beach Avenue offers a lively and authentic Mexican dining experience in a vibrant atmosphere.

The restaurant prides itself on its dedication to genuine Mexican cuisine, featuring an array of dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and authentic recipes.

You can enjoy a variety of traditional Mexican dishes including Tacos, Pozarica Seafood Paella, Molcajete selections, and Quesadillas Con Queso, all served in a warmly decorated space that embodies the spirit of Mexico.

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Holland Piazza #01-02/03, 3 Lor Liput, Singapore 277725
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 12am (Fri – Sat)

Chimichanga is a well-loved Mexican restaurant in Singapore, known for its unique “Sing-Mex” cuisine, a blend of Singaporean tastes with traditional Mexican dishes.

Located in various parts of the city including Little India and Holland Village, it offers a casual dining environment.

It’s a spot favoured not just for the food, but also for its lively ambiance, making it a vibrant place for both casual meals and spirited evenings out.

The restaurant specializes in hearty Mexican classics such as Nachos, Tacos, and of course, its namesake Chimichangas, which are deep-fried burritos filled with savoury ingredients.

Looking like a mini-pillow, the exterior is crispy, providing a satisfying crunch that contrasts beautifully with the juicy, savoury interior (like shredded ancho beef). Served with a side of salsa and sour cream,

The restaurant is particularly praised for its Fish Tacos and generously topped Nachos too.

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182 Cecil Street, Frasers Tower #01-01, Singapore 069547
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 3pm (Sat – Sun)

From a neon-lit shopfront on the corner of Frasers Tower, Muchachos serves simple feel-good Tex-Mex cuisine to hungry office workers.

The industrial interior of the restaurant is more fast-food like than anything else. Still, the food packs a punch above what the appearance suggests.

The menu is kept slim for ease of ordering. Pick your favourite filling from chicken, steak, pork, tongue, fish or vegetarian. Have it as a burrito, taco, or quesadilla, then add on any sides if you like.

The most interesting filling on offer is the Lengua (tongue), which you can have in a Taco to highlight its flavour. For those less acquainted with offals, the lengua itself has a good bite to it, although its taste only comes from the braising liquid used.

I had a safer pick, a Carne Asada Burrito. The strips of steak in the tortilla wrap were slightly chewy, but it was a great burrito overall.

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TONITO Latin American Kitchen
Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Blvd., #02 – 248, Singapore 819666
Tel: +65 6904 3975
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Serving Latin American flavour realness, TONITO offers a vibrant array of street food, tapas and staples right in the heart of Jewel Changi Airport.

The restaurant features a menu filled with diverse Latin American dishes such as Mexican quesadillas, Argentinian pastas, and Peruvian stews, providing a broad range of options that cater to various tastes.

TONITO’s quesadillas come in various fillings, from charred chicken and slow-cooked marinated beef to chicharron and barramundi fish.

But if you want something more filling, the hot and sizzling Argentinian Prawn Pasta will satisfy with its ocean-caught prawns and crabs.

They also offer seafood specials Salmon Steak and Sudado Pescado, a Peruvian staple fish stew. Rich in warm and fragrant spices, this traditional fish stew will tease your taste buds for something new. A multi-cultural fusion of tastes and aroma.

The vibrant and cosy ambiance, coupled with views of the iconic Rain Vortex, makes it an appealing spot for both casual diners and those looking for a picturesque dining experience.

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Guzman y Gomez
Velocity@Novena Square #01-68/69
Opening Hours 10:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Guzman y Gomez (GYG) offers a casual dining experience with a focus on authentic Mexican flavours, catering to a variety of tastes and dietary preferences.

Known for their vibrant and casual setting, they serve up popular Mexican dishes like Burritos, Quesadillas, Tacos, and Nachos, known for their generous fillings and fresh ingredients.

Try their famous Taco, a chipotle-seasoned hard-shell taco filled with Australian minced beef. Adding flavours and textures are shredded iceberg lettuce and Australian Jack cheese.

The chain emphasizes freshly prepared meals that cater to both meat lovers and vegetarians, with options ranging from grilled chicken and pulled pork to sautéed vegetables and tofu ranchero.

Now a favoured spot for both quick bites and more leisurely meals, drawing a steady crowd, especially in locations close to business districts.

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