El Cocinero

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About El Cocinero

El Cocinero Singapore serves Mexican and Tex-Mex food just the way it should be served: fresh, bold and tasty. Within Novena Regency on Thomson Road, the chefs at El Cocinero Singapore are specialists in tacos, burritos and quesadillas, served alongside plenty of high-quality guacamole if you fancy it. The restaurant is relatively compact but it’s very fresh and cool, very much the perfect modern Singapore setting that allows the food to do all of the talking. Oh, and whether you’re veggie or you can’t get enough meat, El Cocinero Singapore has enough Mexican or Tex-Mex fare to suit. Reserve your table way ahead of time if you want to avoid missing out – you have been warned.

Opening Times

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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm


El Cocinero
275 Thomson Rd, #01-45
Singapore 307645

Menu Highlights


Light Bites

Battered Fish Goujons

Golden brown juicy fish bites

Jalapeno Popper

Breaded Jalapeno peppers stuffed with cheddar cheese, accompanied with a side of ranch dipping sauce

Hot Wings

Deep fried juicy wings, coated in famous spicy and sour valentina sauce from Mexico

Chef's Recommendations

Carnitas Taco

Rich flavourful melting tender pork shoulder

Tinga Burrito

Mouth-watering tingalicious chicken, cooked with chipotle and caramelized onion

Picadillo Nacho Pancho

Nachos loaded with ground beef toppings, melted mozzarella cheese and sliced jalapenos


Picadillo Burrito

Classic ground beef and potato dish bursting with flavour and spice

Tinga Burritos

Mouth-watering tingalicious chicken, cooked with chipotle and caramelized onion

Chicken Pastor Taco

Chicken marinated in Mexican spices. Topped with pineapples

Pork Belly Taco

Smokey chipotle and citrus mix makes the perfect tender velvety pork belly

Lengua Taco

Beef tongue, slow braised til flavourful and tender that melts in your mouth
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More about El Cocinero, Singapore

When anyone in Singapore thinks of Mexican food, they likely think of cheese, cheese, then a bit more cheese, with not much else in the way of flavour. This isn’t the case at El Cocinero Singapore, as the Mexican dishes here are prepared with quality ingredients and within each taco or burrito you can taste each every thing that’s gone into it. We’re enormous fans of the pork belly tacos that are smoky and citrusy at the same time, then the lamb shoulder tacos are something of a delight as well.

As we said, you’ll find El Cocinero Singapore within Novena Regency on Thomson Road where alongside all the tacos you can get stuck into some burritos and quesadillas as well. If we’re honest, you maybe shouldn’t tackle a burrito if you’ve not got the biggest appetite because to say they’re fully-loaded would be an understatement. Meanwhile the quesadillas are perfect if you just feel like more of a nibble – they’re also great for the kids! Mexican and Tex-Mex dining in Singapore doesn’t get much better than this.

4 El Cocinero Reviews

4 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
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D K.a month ago · 3 reviews

Food is really delicious, portions are a little small, but the quality is not compromised. The open concept of the kitchen gives you full view of what goes on so that you can see how your food is created - it is obvious that every care is taken with each and every dish prepared. Will go back again for authentic mexican food !

De Ming W.a month ago · 11 reviews

Tasty Mexican food. You should definitely try the chilli sauce provided. The portion though a little small, is pretty filling. Value for money if you have/use the entertainer app.

Wei Qiang S.a month ago · 1 review

I had Quesadillas(pork pastor) and the food was delicious!!! The ingredients used were fresh. The staff were very polite and friendly. Highly recommended and will definitely visit soon again!

Yin D.2 months ago · 8 reviews

Giving 3 stars for the quantity of food we got but do not expect anything spectacular. Tacos were openly microwaved in front of us before being served and some of the rice was still cold. Small shop in the back of a deserted shopping area in Novena run by one guy

Yin D.2 months ago · 8 reviews

Decent portions and taste. Food was microwaved in full view of customers and the inside of my burrito was cold. Friendly chap and assistant who checks with you on your experience