Say Hola To These Mexican Joints In Town

Authentic Mexican cuisine (or as close as you can get to it) is hard to come by in Bangalore. The generic Americanisation of Taco Bell notwithstanding, people sometimes want a taste of the real stuff. Many restaurants and bars like Pecos or TGI Fridays serve Mexican as one of the multiple cuisines available, usually including pasta, steak, fried rice and butter naans too. The lack of specificity means that one can’t really have an all-round experience, right amigo? So where are those proper nachos, tacos and salsa that isn’t jazzed up ketchup? Here are a few places which get their guacamole, spicy beans and cilantro rice just right.

Chinita

We have already raved about Chinita here. Braised pork tacos or juicy prawn versions, interesting vegetarian options such as beans and cheese, roasted zucchini and corn, and spinach and caramelised onions are all different vegetarian fillings. They even have a pretty legit Mole sauce!

Casual Dining

Chinita Real Mexican Food

218, Near BDA Complex, Indiranagar Double Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Sanchez

Genuine Mexican food cravings with a feel-good ambience this New Year? Try Sanchez in Indiranagar with its authentic Mexican food including our favourite chimichangas, nachos, tacos, enchiladas. A must-try is their chicken enchiladas, tacos and nachos. Do not forget their desserts, especially the tires Leches, which is definitely one of the best available in the city.

Casual Dining

Sanchez

UB City, 204, Vittal Mallya Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

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California Burrito

This one’s a chain and not a restaurant but California Burrito’s short and sweet menu offers nachos, tacos, salads, burritos and rice bowls as a base on which you build your meal. Take your pick from main fillings such as Barbeque, Caribbean or Spicy Chicken or Peri Peri Potato, add toppings of your choice: anything from sour cream to salsa and spicy beans. Add extras like guacamole or spicy mayo and you are good to go (perfect for after the New Year after-party, we think!). There’s also quesadillas in chicken, cheese and other options.

Fast Food Restaurants

California Burrito

134, JNC Road, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Smacznego

Though not a true-blue Mexican joint, Smacznego’s tacos and nachos are climbing the popularity charts steadily with hungry patrons. Their Po-Tacos – potato tacos to you! – with chunky chilli potatoes, homemade salsa, jalapeños, cheesy sauce and lots of grated cheese, are hits as are the loaded nachos with everything from cheese and beans to mustard and spicy chilli sauce.

Fast Food Restaurants

Smacznego

2470, 25th Cross Road, 2nd Stage, Banashankari, Bengaluru

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