The Mexican food in Bangkok is extremely impressive, especially considering how far away the Land of Smiles is from the country. From chimichangas to tacos and more, here are the best places to eat Mexican food in Bangkok.
The Missing Burro
Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
The Missing Burro, Bangkok | Courtesy of the Missing Burro
Meander off the pulsing Soi Sukhumvit 55 and down Sing Waet Lom Ally to find this gem of a restaurant. The Missing Burro is one of the newest eateries in this cool neighborhood, having garnered enough attention to acquire more than a handful of regulars. The central American food here is some of the best visitors will find in the capital. It was opened by two Mexican brothers, who have since been pleasing hambre customers with their delicious Yucata-style cuisine in addition to their delicious imported beers and mouthwatering margaritas since June 2016. Book ahead of time if possible, as this restaurant is fairly small and attracts quite a crowd. Some of their signature dishes include sopesitos, chimichangas, gringas, and more.
Barrio Bonito, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon | Courtesy of Kelly Iverson
While Mexican cuisine is certainly noteworthy, let us not forget about the staple item of any proper Mexican meal: tequila. Those with a particular hankering for this particular booze should check out one of the many tequila-based drinks at Barrio Bonito, like their cocktails starting at only ฿250. Barrio Bonito is located in The Commons, one of the coolest hangout spots filled with delicious restaurants and this is not your typical Mexican restaurant. For one, they are serving up a number of vegetarian-friendly dishes, like the mini vegetarian burritos (฿370). Meatless or not, all of the dishes here are noteworthy finds, with plenty of main courses and appetizers to choose from. Barrio Bonito has a second location in Koh Chang.
With multiple locations around the city, you can’t go wrong by visiting the next best Mexican restaurant on our list: La Monita Taqueria. This eatery has a number of unique specialties, like their New Zealand rib eye steak burrito filled with melted cheese, pinto beans, fresh salsa, delicious guacamole, and sour cream. The menu is seemingly endless, with gorditas, quesadillas, toratas, burritos, nachos, tacos, and much more sprawling its pages. The kid-friendly menu has a section dedicated to youngsters, vegetarian-friendly options, and desserts to sort through.
The Mexican, ถนน สุขุมวิท ซอย 2 | Courtesy of Kelly Iverson
You might be surprised to hear that one of the best Mexican restaurants in town sits just adjacent one of the city’s most notorious red light districts. Fret not, however, as a wall has been built (ironic, we know) offering diners at The Mexican an escapada from Bangkok’s oftentimes seedy decor. This fairly new eatery is taking the Mexican cuisine scene here by storm. TexMex food takes up the majority of the delicious menu, with favorites including the bacon wrapped shrimp and jalapeno (฿475) or their famous habanero shrimp soft tacos (฿375). The restaurant prides itself on the ingredients that go into all of their recipes, like the tomatillos and peppers they import all the way from Mexico. ?This Mexican resembles everyone’s dream man cave, with plush booths, a pool table and a copper-topped bar equipped with floating shelves, and, of course, class tequila, like their 100 percent blue agave tequila.
Margarita Storm American & Mexican Bistro, กรุงเทพมหานคร | Courtesy of Margarita Storm
Margarita Storm is always buzzing with a large crowd of diners. Maybe this is because of their diverse menu, with favorites including the jalapeno cheese balls served with marinara sauce (฿140) or their tacos, with everything from braised pork carnitas (฿250) to spicy grilled shrimp (฿250) to choose from. Margarita Storm is also equipped with an outdoor lounge with some pretty epic people watching territory, as the Mexican and American restaurant duo is located just a street over from Soi 11. The innovative eatery opened in July 2014, and since then it has continued to please the large crowds that can always be found gathering here. Should you have cravings for Mexican after a night out rest assured, this place is open 24 hours a day.
For authentic Mexican eats check out the Slanted Taco in downtown Bangkok, located just a stone’s throw away from the infamous Soi Cowboy. Everything about the Slanted Taco is loud. From the music to the vibrant wall mural to the location and more, this restaurant is sure to leave a lasting impression on all those who visit. The menu only consists of three pages, but each one is filled with delicious and authentic Mexican cantina, including fajitas (฿480-580), Ponzole corn soup (฿180), burritos (฿210-230), and much more. Chef Jorge Bernal is behind Slanted Taco, which just opened in November 2016. His homemade recipes are all paired best with a classic margarita (฿320). The best day to venture to Slanted Taco is on Tuesdays, when the restaurant has Maya’s Taco Tuesday, with specials on both classic and premium tacos as well as discounted margarita and mojito pitchers.
Touché Hombre, กรุงเทพมหานคร | Courtesy of Touché Hombre
It seems as though the Mexican restaurants in Bangkok all coordinated to be in Thonglor, one of the coolest neighborhoods in Bangkok. Touché Hombre, located in 72 Courtyard, is upholding Bangkok’s title for having the best street food in the world, but in a much cooler atmosphere and with modern Mexican street food. This restaurant has made its way to the City of Angels all the way from Melbourne, Australia. It’s a melting pot of sorts, with street art on display created by some of Melbourne’s most noteworthy artists and ingredients and recipes hailing from Mexico. Visitors can expect to find everything from Australian wagyu rump steak asada to tuna tostada on the menu. Wash any of these delicious dishes down with one of the tequila-based drinks on their cocktail menu. Be sure to check out Touché Hombre on Tuesdays, when all tacos are only ฿95 and the restaurant invites some of the coolest DJs in town.