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Today we see more Mexican food incorporated to more menus and new places have opened, even in malls! We see this is a good sign that Indonesians, Jakartans especially, have begun embracing one of the most celebrated import from the south of America—the palate stimulating, mouthwatering Mexican Cuisine. Though not quite as spicy and rich as Indonesian food, Mexican cuisine still has one the most intense and refreshing flavours, due to its heavy usage of chilies and fresh vegetable. If you are a big fan yet still having troubles finding that good plate of enchiladas in the city, here is our top pick of some of the best Mexican places in Jakarta.
1. Super Loco $$$
Courtesy of The Union Group and The Loco Group, Super Loco is a contemporary Mexican Cocina Y Bar located on the ground floor of Pacific Place, in the heart of Jakarta’s SCBD. The laid-back, fun and festive concept (Loco means crazy in Mexican) is slated to open in January 2017, and is a partnership between the team who brought you Loewy, Cork & Screw, Bistecca and many more, and the amigos behind the successful Lucha Loco and Super Loco venues in Singapore. The restaurant serves a modern take on authentic Mexican flavors, inspired by the delicious street fare experienced during The Loco Group’s travels through Mexico.
Pacific Place • Ground Floor Unit G-05D Sudirman Central Business District
Jl Jend Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta 12190, Indonesia
Email: [email protected]
Facebook – Super Loco Jakarta
2. Amigos Jakarta $$
The pioneers of Tex-Mex food in Jakarta, popular with expats and families. They have salsa nights on Tuesday and Friday in Kemang. It also has a branch in Mall Bellagio in Mega Kuningan. An institution in Jakarta, Amigos opened its doors in 1979. This Tex-Mex eatery has a loyal fanbase and is famous for the margaritas, fresh salsa, and tasty, finger-licking, home-made recipes. The Kemang location has live bands 5 nights a week and is well known for their Latin Night on Friday nights where salsa lovers come to dance the night away. We recommend the classic dishes such as the hearty Baja Burrito, flavorful Beef Chimichangas, and flavorful Fish Tacos – using authentic corn-based tortilla- as well as hearty western classics such as steaks, burgers, and sandwiches.
Kemang Club Villas | Jl. Kemang Selatan 1, South Jakarta | 021- 7192584
Bellagio Mall Mega Kuningan | Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan | (021) 30066558
For reservations book through makanluar.com
3. Hacienda $$$
Another upscale take on Mexican dining and fiesta.. The careful use of distressed brick face, application of contrasting yet complementing colors, and the heavy old antique door at the store front reflects the elegant Spanish theme of the establishment. In the kitchen, Chef Gerardo Milan whips up classic his signatures such as the Chile Relleno, Enchiladas de Mole, Chuletas de Puerco, and other classic Mexican cuisines, best to be enjoyed with a bottle of cold beer. Hacienda is also renowned for its selection of refreshing and tasty signature Mexican inspired drinks such as the Galliano Margarita, Amorcito Corazon, and Michelada.
Plaza Senayan Arcadia, Unit X 105 – Jl. New Delhi No. 9 Pintu I Senayan, Jakarta
Phone: (021) 5790-1469 | Fax: (021) 5790-1444
Street Gallery Pondok Indah mall, 1st floor No 101 A & Terrace –
Jl.Metro Pondok Indah Blok III B, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: (021) 2952-9720, 2952-9719 | Fax: (021) 2952-9721
4. La Hoya $$
Located in Gandaria City Mall, La Hoya’s interior exudes classic elegance reminiscent of a Spanish estate, with oversized mirrors, dark mahogany color, black iron work and leather upholstery. La Hoya serves tex-mex food, presented delicately and using fresh ingredients in its preparation. Food portions aren’t too massive, but the great taste makes up for the size. Among the favorite is Los Nachos, Taco Barbacoa (pulled beef), Fried Burrito (with a selection of salsa roja or verde), and other specialties. Don’t forget to try some of their delicious cocktails and margaritas and enjoy them in their semi-alfresco terrace.
Gandaria City Level G, Main Street – Unit MG 31-32
Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta
+6221 292 364 58
5. Taco Local $
One of the few places around where you can get more selection of ingredients stuffed inside the humble tortilla; from Al Pastor Taco (with pork shoulder), Burrito Lengua (beef tongue), Carnitas Quesadilla (roast pork) to the occasional tripe, this taqueria is definitely a keeper. Taco Local recently moved from its small corner in Panglima Polim to a more spacious location in Jl. Dharmawangsa. Don’t forget to try their signature drinks like the Mexican Apple Jack. Delish!
Jl. Dharmawangsa Raya No. 4 – South Jakarta
Phone: (021) 9494 9538
6. Gonzo’s Texmex & Margarita $$
Gonzo’s Tex Mex Grill offers the well-known Mexican food like Tacos, Burritos, Nachos and Quesadillas, along with classic Texas BBQ food that features grilled Steaks, Ribs, Shrimp, Chicken and Burgers. Gonzo’s Margarita Bar is also great for hand shaken and frozen margaritas, tequila cocktails, and iced cold beers.
Lotte Shopping Avenue, Lower Ground #57 Ciputra World 1
JL. Prof Dr.Satrio Kav. 3-5 Karet Kuningan Jakarta
Phone: 021 29888973