You are probably wondering, Korean tacos? Is this going to be another sorcery?
Well, if you have been to Seoul, then Vatos Urban Tacos would be no stranger to you as it is one of the hottest and most popular restaurant chains there. And yay, they are now in Singapore too!
This outlet in Singapore is their first overseas outpost. Now, it is not just the Koreans that get to enjoy the tacos!
Opened by three Korean-Americans who are ever passionate about food, they decided to fuse Korean and Mexican flavours to produce a unique Ko-Mex style restaurant, hence the birth of Vatos Urban Tacos. Since their opening in 2011, the response has been overwhelming, and over the years, they have garnered thousands and thousands of fans.
Way back when the three founders grew up in Texas and Los Angeles, they were heavily inspired by street-style tacos, which are all too readily available in the U.S.. And the birth of this unique concept was to be unlike any other. Marinated BBQ meats with Korean spices and chilli are so popular, and they decided to wrap these meats on a nice warm taco – simply brilliant and very convenient.
Crowd favourite dishes include Kimchi Carnitas Fries (which was voted the “best dish in Korea” by 10 Magazine), Galbi Short Rib Tacos (marinated short rib, ssamjang aioli, Asian slaw, cilantro, chopped onions, and roasted sesame seeds on a handmade tortilla) and Mango Prawn Quesadillas (chipotle marinated prawn flash fried and topped with cilantro lime crema and fresh mango salsa).
You can now head down to Vatos Urban Tacos at South Beach Quarter for your Ko-Mex fix. Vatos Urban Tacos will be opening more outlets across Singapore, and we are keeping our eyes peeled.
Vatos Urban Tacos
36 Beach Road
South Beach Quarter
Tel: +65 63856010 or +65 63856970
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 11pm
Fri to Sat: 11.30am – 12am
Nearest Station: Esplanade