8 Best Mexican Restaurants in Singapore for the Best Food and Margaritas
You don’t need a reason to drink Margaritas. But if you do, World Margarita Day is tomorrow (you’re welcome). Do it right at these eight best Mexican restaurants in Singapore serving the tastiest food and all forms of classic cocktails.
There’s the grand old lady of Margarita, who’s been in the business since 1988. Also on Dempsey Hill is La Salsa, which serves a wide variety of Mexican dishes as well as frozen margaritas in jugs. Cafe Iguana is another longtime institution, popular for its salsas and free-flowing tortilla chips, while Chimichanga Little India offers its fried burrito and a Mezcal version of the drink.
Two concepts are courtesy of the Super Loco Group: Chico Loco, which goes crazy for spicy roast chicken, and Lucha Loco keeps Mexican street food honest. Papi’s Tacos turns up the heat on the Margarita with spicy habanero pepper, while Nixta does corn the traditional way and a dedicated Margarita section on its bar menu.
8 Best Mexican Restaurants in Singapore for Great Food and Margaritas:
Cafe Iguana has been serving Mexican flavors since 2000. Diners come for their Salsa Flight, which consists of five dips and free-flowing tortilla chips, and DIY La Familia Tacos. El Destilador is their home for tequila for the Margarita, or choose your own from their long list.
Monday to Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
30 Merchant Road #01-03 Riverside Point, 058282 google map
The chickens come home to roost at Chico Loco, which prides itself on serving free-range birds without antibiotics. The restaurant marinates the meat for eight hours and simmers it on the rotisserie with a special blend of spices. Frozen margaritas take precedence here, with flavors like pineapple, yuzu, cardamom, and soursop guava.
Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
3158 3539 / 9738 7828
Chimichanga’s namesake dish is a fried wheat burrito stuffed with meat, amarillo rice and cheese, then topped with salsa verde, cream and pico de gallo. Pair it with their Mezcal Margarita, a smoky and savory version of the original. Their frozen lime margarita can also be enjoyed with different flavors.
Monday to Thursday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Salsa dances across Mexico with dishes like Tlayuda, a traditional Oaxaca-style pizza, and a spicy chicken soup called Sopa de Azteca. Pair them with their margaritas, which they serve spiced, frozen and in jugs.
Every day, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
11 Dempsey Rd, #01-17, Singapore 249673 google map
Mexican street food is in the spotlight at Lucha Loco, covering Elote, Octopus & Chicharron, tostadas and quesadillas. Their margaritas are made from 100% agave Arquitecto tequila and offer versions such as Blood Orange & Guava, Prickly Pear, and Botánicos (Botanical Appetizer Melati, Aquafava, Lime, and Agave).
Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Margarita’s has been making honest plates of enchiladas, tacos, burritos and churros since 1988. They’re also serious about their namesake cocktail, which they serve in different flavors, or like the Bulldog: a bottle of Corona shoved at upside down in your drink. .
Every day, from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Nixta prides itself on nixtamalizing and milling its own non-GMO corn, which it processes into dishes such as Chips & Salsa and Blue Crab Tlayuda. They also have a dedicated Margarita section ranging from their Nixta Special to Maracuyá (Don Julio blanco, passion fruit puree, fresh lime, taijin salt rim).
Monday to Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Thursday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Chef Mauricio Espinoza, originally from the small town of Papalotla, applies his Mexican heritage to the array of tasty tacos here. Get them with the restaurant’s shaken or frozen margaritas, which come in habanero, blood orange, or spicy mango variations.
Every day, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.