Vatos Urban Tacos
About Vatos Urban Tacos
Dear diners, please be aware that reserved tables will be held for 15 minutes only. There is also a maximum dining time of two hours.
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!
Good experience at the restaurant, good location and price but the food menu isn't great as it doesn't tell you what's in the dish and we got something we were allergic to
Food was very good, a great place to chill out after work for sure. The galbi beef tacos are a must try! Overall, value for money.
Absolutely love the place and the food! Service was also pretty fast and good! Most definitely will revisit again and try other things on the menu!
I love this korean-mexican fusion place. it has a very chill yet fun vibe. You should definitely try out the beer margarita, tacos and the burrito bowls.
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!
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.
Service was great, Food was awesome, love the juicy beef tacos! We also ordered the spicy pork tacos, however its a little dry as compared to the beef. Will come back again!
Initially was quite tough to find the restaurant, and the huge crowd made us wait quite long for the food. Nevertheless the ambiance and food was really good! Going on Tuesdays is a great idea too!
Overall fantastic food... they messed up my reservation in the beginning which meant we had to wait half an hour even though we had a reservation!! Made it up though with good service during the meal.