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Hailed as one of the hottest restaurants in Seoul, after making waves in the Korean capital’s dining scene Vatos Urban Tacos is now bringing their Mexican and Korean fusion cuisine to Singapore foodies. The new restaurant at the South Beach Quarter on Beach Road, nestled in the Nicoll Highway area, is a short walk from Esplanade station. From kimchi carnitas fries to tacos loaded with galbi short and plenty of cocktails to wash it all down with, Vatos Urban Tacos brings together the best dishes from Korea and Mexico, creating a Ko-Mex food revolution. Find out what the fuss is all about and book a table now!
Vatos Urban Tacos is the brainchild of three Korean-American friends who grew up in Texas and South Carolina and lived on a diet of authentic Mexican cuisine, as well as the homely Korean dishes that their mothers would cook up. Naturally, this lead to the boys creating their own Korean-Mexican fusion cuisine, taking leftovers from the meal their mothers had cooked the night before – like bulgogi or spicy pork belly – and throwing them into a taco or tortilla. After feeling homesick for the taste of their childhood, Vatos Urban Tacos was born. Starting off as a single restaurant in Seoul and quickly blossoming into a chain, it’s now shaking up Singapore’s foodie scene, serving up Ko-Mex creations at Nicoll Highway.
Head on over to Vatos Urban Tacos stylish location on Beach Road and tuck into tacos filled with spicy chicken, Korean pork belly or chilli lime prawn, a quesadilla, burger or burrito bowl, or a special like the honey tequila chicken wings. The famous kimchi carnitas fries – seasoned french fries covered with braised pork carnitas, sauteed kimchi, melted cheese, sour cream, hot sauce and cilantro – are also a winner. Just remember to book a table at Singapore’s Vatos Urban Tacos in advance as spaces are know to fill up fast!
Went there on a friday night and the place was buzzing with people. The ambience was nice with soft lights and the decoration was creatively done. The food was nice, we ordered taco and Vatos pork belly burrito. The burrito was tasty with kim chi adding to the flavour. Definitely worth a visit!
We always have a great experience at Vatos! The food is spot on, the music is lively, the margaritas are excellent, the staff is friendly and children are allowed. Our vegetarian guests had a great time as well!
Vats never disappoints! Some of the best fish tacos in Singapore. We were seated right away and service was good. It has become one of our regular restaurants.
I have always love Vatos. The food is so good. I adore the chicken wings. My friends and I can simply order a basket of wings each. It goes so well with the margarita!
For a Wednesday night, the venue was jam-packed with customers, which created a great ambience for big group dinners. Service was prompt and the food was great! Only downside was that it gets a tad too noisy and everyone ends up shouting just to hear each other. That aside, still a perfect space for a hearty meal!
Many times back at this place and I always leave with a happy stomach. Their prawn and fish tacos are ridiculously amazing. Must try the molten cheese with chips queso. Better book a seat as I have been turned down before during their full house.
Yummy! Been here a couple of times and the food tastes great on each visit. Love the tacos and nachos which you have to quickly finish it otherwise it will get soaked up by the generous toppings.
Great ambience though it does get a bit loud in the restaurant, which to be fair I did not mind. Made the entire place buzzing anyway. Had the Baja fish and it's pretty darn good. Decent craft beers on tap is always a bonus!
Great atmosphere as the restaurant was busy. Good choice of food with great taste, although some dishes like the pork belly taco were very greasy, however would go again for the food. The two letdowns were slow service and disgusting bathrooms (shared with another bar), that you wouldn't expect with the price tag.
Food was delicious, especially the nachos and fried Korean wings! We ordered three of the same drinks, but the standard of the drinks are not consistent. Two of the drinks tasted really diluted, while the last one tasted better.