With a hint of corn, a dash of Monterey Jack and influences from Spanish kitchens, Mexican food is as zesty as it is delicious. The cuisine is especially a delight for the Indian palate, which is seasoned to stomach a wide range of fiery flavours and spices. So keeping up with that love for strong flavours and heady spices, here are 8 places you can visit when you crave Mexican (apart from Taco Bell, of course).
Saket | 161-A, Ground Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi-16 | 011 41088441/2
Vasant Kunj | 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-70 | 011 33105475
Gurgaon | 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon-1`22002 | 0124 4665787/95
Noida | 3rd Floor, DLF Mall Of India, Sector 18, Noida-201301 | 0120 6662466
Established in Dallas Texas, Chili’s has eventually found its way to the Indian subcontinent and how! The diner-like set up creates a relaxed and chilled ambience. Coupled with all that quesadilla, ranch and nachos, Chili’s make for the go-to place for a Mex-ed up time.
1st Floor, 29-B, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi-03 | 011 43105777
Fill yourself with the goodness (read, richness) of classic Mexican grubs like Tostadas, Salads and loaded mains served to you in a gorgeously done up terrace restaurant. Couple the cheese and chips with heady tequila infused cocktails.
Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy
SCO 23, Behind Galaxy Hotel, Sector 15, Gurgaon-122002 | 011 33105298
Slip into your party skin and head over to this classy AF speakeasy for a deliciously awesome evening. Get high on a variety of refreshing concoctions and soak it up with palatable Mexican nibbles.
A-12, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 23713780/1
Probably one of the Capital’s first Mexican outlets, Rodeo gives you the full package complete with a rustic Mexican bar feel. Load up on their platters and the scrumptious taco salad as you guzzle down some chilled Michelada.
B-6/2, Level 2 & 3, Commercial Complex, Safdarjung Enclave, Safdarjung, New Delhi-29 | +91 9717450029; +91 7042360029
Pamper your palate with some truly Mexican flavors. Depot 29 gets you the yummiest of Mexican cuisine in the form of mind blowing Taco, Guacamole and Taco bars.
Arriba – Mexican Grill & Tequileria
The Village Restaurant Complex, Asiad Village, August Kranti Marg, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi-49 | +91 9650093299; 011 26497706
The name of this place totally gets you in the mood for a heft cowboy meal. The place doesn’t disappoint even one bit. The menu here is packed with authentic Mexican specials like Fajita, pescadilla and guacamole of course!
M-33, Ground Floor, M Block Market (Back Lane), Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi-48 | 011 33105916
Pedro gets you lip-smacking Mexican noshes right at your doorstep. The food delivery service rolls out a number of excellent dishes like burritos, burgers and salsa fries. Oh and di we mention that you could make your own burrito right from bread to filling! Neat, isn’t it?
Cafeteria & Co.
G 14, Hudson Lane, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi-09 | 011 33106298
Cafeteria & Co. steps up the Mexican game with a number of supremely pocket-friendly dishes form the cuisine. Binge on preparations like burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and tacos. Pick form a number of vegetarian and non-vegetarian fillings like cottage cheese paprika, tandoori paneer bhuna mutton, chicken & cheese, and more!
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Social Offline gives the classic taco a fishy twist with its Fish Tacos. The dish combines the soft crunch of homemade tacos with the crispy batter-fried goodness of fish fingers finished off with a decadent spread of Baja sauce. If you want to devour some true Mexican flavors, then treat yourself to a bowl of their Taco soup.
M-192, Ground Floor, Greater Kailash (GK) 2, Delhi-48 | 011 49060393; +91 9643372669
If you love tacos, burritos, and all the elements of a quintessential Tex-Mex feast, head straight to Twisted Tacos. The place serves up a loaded Mexican menu complete with fusion dishes like chicken tikka tacos, veg kebab burrito, and much more!
Alright now Mex it up!