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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 much earlier but was served by Very helpful and attentive staff. Food and drinks selections were fantastic . We have Been thoroughly enjoying d experience.
Great restaurant, food was fantastic. Portion was a bit small and tapas style... best for sharing. Price was a bit on the high side though. Be sure to order the margarita!
Super great food, love the atmosphere although the ventilation might need some rethinking. Definitely hit the Tequila Honey chicken wings, and that Galbi short rib tacos and the Kimchi carnitas fries!!! I still dream about it! :) drinks are expensive but i think you can share it!
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!
It's a bar-like restaurant with fantastic nachos. We were served a table which was under the ventilation and unfortunately the ventilation was dripping with water. Informed to a waiter who acknowledge but did nothing to improve the situation. Had to inform another waiter who immediately took action to clean the ventilation and it did not drip water for the rest of the dinner time. The taste of food was great when hot and the drinks were an interesting array of cocktails, different from what you could find elsewhere. Overall, the restaurant was on the pricey side.
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.
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!
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!