One of Korea’s hottest restaurants, Vatos Urban Tacos, has come to Singapore. Influenced by Mexican street tacos in Los Angeles and home-cooked Korean meals, the menu consists of creations like the Kimchi Carnitas Fries, Galbi Tacos, and Spicy Chicken Quesadillas. Vatos Urban Tacos has since garnered praise for providing exciting new tastes using only the freshest ingredients. CNN named Vatos the “Hottest New Restaurant in Seoul,” and The Daily Meal chose Vatos as one of the “10 Best American Restaurants Outside of the States”. Vatos Singapore is located in the beautiful former National Armoury Building in South Beach and can seat up to 80 people indoors and another 30 people outdoors.
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36 Beach Road
#01-03
Singapore 189766

Saturday:
12:00pm - 12:00pm

Sunday:
12:00pm - 11:00pm

Monday:
12:00pm - 11:00pm

Tuesday:
12:00pm - 11:00pm

Wednesday:
12:00pm - 11:00pm

Thursday:
12:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday:
12:00pm - 12:00pm

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Price

~$35/pax

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Chimi Tacos

This was messy to eat but so worth it! Love the generous portions of well marinated chicken thigh & fresh vegetables & salsa. Definitely a favourite of the night!

Honey Chicken Wings With Blue Cheese Dip

Freshly fried chicken wings with honey glaze. Love that it didn't feel oily & that the blue cheese dip had actual cubes of blue cheese ❤

VATOS Urban Tacos

I've seen so many people profess over and over their love for tacos (to the extent of marrying one?!), but I never did understood their innate love for it because I've never tried Mexican food. But last Friday I finally had my first taste of it at Vatos, and probably because it's Korean-Mexican fusion food I fell absolutely head over heels with it!

I ordered: Spicy Chicken Quesadilla...
that's wrapped with spicy chicken chunks & topped with sour cream, arbol chili sauce & diced onions. It was such a delight to have, since all the ingredients blend and compliment each other so perfectly!

Vanessa ordered: Chimichurri Chicken Taco...
that consist of spicy chicken, Mexican cheese, lettuce, onion, chimichurri salsa and sour cream served on 100% corn tortilla. I had one and it was pretty good; it tastes much healthier than mine since the ratio of meat to veg in the tacos was probably 2:1? Hit my week's quota of veg intake after that! :)

Side order: Honey Tequila Chicken Wings...
Wings coated in sweet & spicy honey tequila sauce, served with deep-fried masa-battered jalapeños, cilantro & blue cheese dipping sauce. Yup! The blue cheese dip caught our attention and it was practically a must-order-and-try for us. The wings were superb by itself; really well-marinated and it though drenched with sauce the skin's still very crispy while the meat inside retained it's freshness and juiciness to it. The blue cheese dip wasn't too bad since there wasn't the pungent smell that I recalled of it having, but I'd prefer to eat the wings without the dip.

Must-mention: their Iced Peach Tea
Maybe it's because the weather outside was scorching hot, but boy did I regret not getting the large glass because it tastes really good! Just order that and tried it if you do visit them to know!

Nutella Nachos ($10)

Went on a tour around #SouthBeachAvenueSG the other day; covering 13 dining and beauty concepts. With an impressive 32,000 sq ft area,16 dining and lifestyle concepts as well as conveniently connected by Esplanade and City Hall MRT stations, South Beach Avenue is set to become the next hottest lifestyle destination in Singapore.
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Nutella Nachos ($10) from Vatos Urban Tacos, a Korean-inspired Mexican restaurant voted by CNN as the ‘Hottest New Restaurant in Seoul”.
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Crispy tortilla triangles coated with sugar-cinnamon mixture, loaded with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and liberally drizzled with Nutella sauce. So addictive yet so sinful, it’s definitely “nacho” average dessert. #punintended
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#vatosurbantacossg #dessertnachos #komex #dessert #esplanade

Nutella Nachos

I absolutely loved the idea of this dish -- the dessert version of nachos.

Triangular torilla pieces were fried to crisp perfection, yet remaining ever so light because they were so thin. They reminded me of really, really crispy churros! The cold ice cream was definitely a nice contrast with the hot, freshly fried triangles.
I'm usually not a fan of soggy anything but really, the best part is getting a tortilla piece that was soaked with melted ice cream, drenched in chocolate sauce.

Ahhh, what a way to end a fantastic meal.

Baja Fish Taco

...And they managed to produce a winning taco again.
Golden batter encasing really moist & fresh fish that remained crispy even as I ate this after the Short Ribs Taco. I'm sure they really put thought into the flavours because they used a different slaw combination for the different protein. The tomatoes certainly added freshness and complemented the deep fried fish.

Short Ribs Tacos

So this must be the KoMex fusion of the Carne Asada. Unlike the oilier versions I've had in Mexican taquerias, this was "lighter", but by no means less flavourful.
I am one who usually puts hot sauce on everything, but this I enjoyed completely unadulterated. Perfectly grilled beef that had a subtle natural sweetness, with crunchy slaw and onions. It was clear that they used quality ingredients, and the meat really shone in this one.

Spicy Chicken Tacos

The tacos are great, though abit small and. pricey (3 for $15). The tortillas are soft, warm and thin, and the ingredients are pretty generous and delicious. The combination is very tasty and reminds me of the good American tacquerias. However I felt the fusion Kimchi Carnitas fries are abit overrated. Kimchi and fries... Nah.

Baja Fish

Never get sick with tacos! Had a classic baja fish taco. Tasted alright. Fish is fresh.
But... I still love the pork belly taco though.

Had the honey tequila chicken wing too! It was awesome! Didn't managed to snap a photo of it. Sweet, flavourful and juicy meat!

Will continue to visit there for other selection of tacos and nachos!

Light & Easy

Holgate Norton Lager ($14++) on tap; the only non-American Beer from their craft beer list... It's from Australia! It's the lightest craft beer they have; easy to go down, slightly fragrant. I like it!

One thing though-- the chips served were super lao hong & cold. Pretty gross..... I mean, even though it's free..... Have some standard leh.

[New] Korean-Mexican chain from Seoul is right here in Singapore!

Pictured is their Honey Tequila Chicken Wings ($18++) which had a good blend of sweetness and spiciness, and went well with the light Mexican blue cheese dip. We also tried their Kimchi Carnitas Fries ($18++) and Baja Fish Tacos ($11++). Check out the full review at www.eatbook.sg! ••• Writer / Video talent: @hotcheekylace
Videographer: @donnnut

Tacos, Tortillas And A Unique Cocktail+Beer Combo

GF has been craving for Mexican food for while so we decided to go for Mexican Tacos at Vatos! We ordered 3 Amigos as starter which consists of Tortilla chips with Pics de gallo, Guacamole and Salsa ($12) for sharing. It's a little too much for both us, but it should be fitting for sharing with a group of 4.

For the mains, we ordered Barbacoa Tacos and Chimichurri Tacos (3 for $15). I personally liked the Chumichurri Tacos for its sour-spicy accent from the salsa and it goes really well with the chicken. The Barbacoa was also really good and it has a stronger spiciness from their signature Vatos hot sauce.

Finally we shared a Gold Digger, one of their unique cocktail+beer combo, ($29) since it's really interesting to see the beer hanging off a clip while filling up the cup as you drink.

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Urban Tacos

Can't go wrong with soft homemade tacos packed to the brim, I particularly enjoyed the chimichurri chicken (14$ for 3) and slow braised spicy Barbacoa pork (14$ for 3)! Super reasonably priced comfort food

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