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4.8 /6 Excellent 32 Reviews

Vatos Urban Tacos

Bugis Fusion $$$ +100
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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!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
Vatos Urban Tacos, Beach Rd #01-03 South Beach Quarter 36, 189766 Singapore

Further Information

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!

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32 Reviews

4.8 /6 Excellent 32 Reviews
Noise: average
Quality/Price: reasonable
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: delicious
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
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5 reviews so far 6
16.06.2017 10:20

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.

2 reviews so far 6
13.03.2017 13:06

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!

6 reviews so far 6
11.03.2017 10:49

Service was prompt and we were wowed by the drinks menu. Kimchi fries was not as good as before. Love the pork and chicken tacos.

1 review so far 6
10.03.2017 17:34

Great food. Friendly staff and had no problems with the reservation. Would definitely want to go there again. Probably for socializing with colleagues and maybe casual business lunches.

2 reviews so far 5
22.06.2017 11:13

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!

1 review so far 5
01.03.2017 11:28

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!

1 review so far 4
20.03.2017 08:45

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.

7 reviews so far 5
05.04.2017 07:11

great taco deal on every Tuesday. complimentary chips w dipping salsa was a nice gesture. had baja fish taco and mushroom spinach quesadilla. remember to request for hot sauce. recommend to make reservation to avoid disappointment.

1 review so far 5
02.01.2017 12:42

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.

1 review so far 5
17.06.2017 20:01

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!

1 review so far 4
13.03.2017 11:32

Ambience was good and service was nice and friendly. Only pity was the Tacos were laced with a lot of MSG and was terribly thirsty after eating there. I think the tacos are nice honestly but the chef needs to chill off the MSG

3 reviews so far 4
26.04.2017 00:00

great service. good drinks. recommend the vato ritas. taco skins were disappointingly greasy, fillings were good though. Must try the honey tequila wings. Skip the dessert.

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 07:49

Everything on the menu is delicious! Service and ambiance were good as well. Drinks and appetisers were in very generous sharing portions, making them value for money

1 review so far 4
22.03.2017 10:18

Service could be more attentive. Tacos are fantastic. I don't think the "shell" of the tacos are actually flour tortillas, to me they are more consistent with crepes. But, it's a great change from your standard taco. Quality is great.

1 review so far 5
27.05.2017 18:41

Really awesome wings and tacos. The beef rice bowl is huge in proportion and suitable for two. Slightly on the expensive side, and noisy environment not really conducive for chats.

2 reviews so far 5
22.05.2017 06:14

Great Mexican food infused with Korean cooking. Went to patronise continuously for 2 weekends and tried most of popular dishes. More for group gatherings. Could be noisy for couples.

11 reviews so far 3
12.06.2017 01:44

No problems with reservations and food service was prompt however the food was slightly pricy for the quantity. We expected a full plate of quesadillas but it came in half for approx 20 bucks. The tacos were small considering its 20 bucks for 3.

6 reviews so far 5
04.02.2017 11:18

Packed on a friday night, with very friendly servers. Food was decent, drinks were better. However, greeted with a hefty price for drinks though. Overall awesome!

7 reviews so far 5
04.06.2017 11:30

An enjoyable and rowdy atmosphere to have dinner. Quirky Korean take to Mexican tacos and the honey tequila wings were super tasty! Will definitely be back.

1 review so far 5
31.03.2017 11:04

YUM! Great tacos and tasty drinks! Like most places in Singapore, drinks are weak. But the food is def strong. My fave Mexican/Korean place in town.

1 review so far 5
31.12.2016 12:05

Good place to chill with friends. Nothing Beats a Rita at the end of a hard day. Good tacos too. Strongly recommend the Baha Fish

1 review so far 4
22.02.2017 18:03

Was there for lunch. Food was good, large burrito bowls! Serve staff could be more attentive. The atmosphere was nice and I'm sure it's quite lively when more busy.

1 review so far 4
19.01.2017 03:46

Great atmosphere. Cocktails are unique, plenty of choices on the menu but I do think its overly priced. There are plenty of other mexicans that are value for money

7 reviews so far 4
30.05.2017 13:33

back on Tuesday for tacos, 3 for the price of 2. hot sauce is a must. service was good, staffs are friendly as always. food was good too.

2 reviews so far 4
06.02.2017 21:30

Nice ambient and good food. However the waiters and waitress seemed to be too busy and not having the same energy as before. Looks like they are overwhelmed.

1 review so far 4
21.06.2017 07:52

Overall dining experience was ok except the small table for 2 pax could not place more than 2 main dish. No place for sides dish too. :(

7 reviews so far 4
16.06.2017 14:02

Place a bit too dark but good for night of drinking and fun. Food was alright a little expensive but mostly paying for the chill vibes

7 reviews so far 4
31.05.2017 10:11

recommend to make reservation to avoid disappointment. Tuesday night was packed. great place for gathering, drinks and Korean taco. $9 beer before 7pm. my 4th visit

1 review so far 4
08.04.2017 14:00

Superb food, as always. There's room for improvement for the service though. Service staff can be a little slow to respond and forgetful with orders.

11 reviews so far 6
11.12.2016 20:59

reasonably priced food. awesome and attentive service from one of male staff!

3 reviews so far 5
18.01.2017 13:30

Great Mexican food and place to chill!! Also a good place for gathering!

11 reviews so far 5
11.12.2016 21:01

awesome and attentive service. food is reasonably priced. cocktails can be stronger