7 Top Mexican Restaurants in Hong Kong for Tacos, Tostados, and Burritos
March 13, 2023
From tostadas to tacos and burritos to chimichangas, Hong Kong boasts of a powerful bunch of all-star Mexican restaurants to sample the taste of the culinary nation.
We collated the best of the best cantinas and cocinas, and Mexican restaurants in Hong Kong for you to feel the spice and umami of your tongues for a big taco Tuesday night, a hearty brunch, or shared boozy dinner.
PABLO Modern Mexican Cocina
Opening in June 2021, PABLO is Tsim Sha Tsui’s East powerful cantina set to reinvent Mexican flavours in Hong Kong, transforming the traditional tenants of the central American cuisine with creative flavour and artistic expression. Chef Gerardo Barrientos of Mexico City imports hometown recipes and recreates the classics with a fine-dining presentation and method.
To flavour the best of Pablo, we recommend beginning with the Signature Guacamoles Prepared Tableside (HK$188) and Traditional Nachos (HK$108), dig into Hamachi Tropical Ceviche (HK$188) for a fresh break, followed by Stuffed Poblano Pepper (HK$188), Filet Mignon – Medallion (HK$328), and Fried Barramundi (HK$288).
Where: PABLO Hong Kong, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 3741 2990
Chef Esdras Ochoa’s 11 Westside stands by itself as a Mexican powerhouse in Hong Kong, located in a sleek tall space in Kennedy Town, decorated in lush carpet and cushion. The Netflix-presenting ‘Taco King’ has flexed on Hong Kong over the past couple of years with his authentic taco and entradas collection, all hand-made with Mexican-imported ingredients.
Among the two-page menu packed with salty goodies, the table-side created Guacamole, Chips and Salsa (HK$180) is a must to order to start things off. For tacos, order the Al Pastor (HK$50), Baja Fish (HK$60), Carne Asada (HK$60), and Mango Shrimp (HK$60), and top it all off with Quesadilla Deluxe (HK$118) and Chicali Taquitos (HK$118).
Where: 11 Westside, 1/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Te Quiero Mucho
Led by Chef Alejandro Perez, previously manning Mexican restaurants in Latin American and Europe, Te Quiero Mucho in Ovolo’s The Sheung Wan is a fun-loving kitchen for zingy cocktails and classic recipes, with emphasis on large and full tacos. Open till late, the restaurant’s space makes a great environment for boozy brunches and dinners.
The menu at Te Quiero Mucho is small but big with flavours and servings. On the taco side, the Al Pastor (HK$70), Lengua (HK$55), and Pescado (HK$55) are all worth to munch down, alongside a sharing of Guacamole and Chips (HK$125), Lamb Mixiote (HK$220), and Cheese Quesadilla Trio (HK$90).
Where: Te Quiero Mucho, The Sheung Wan, 286 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 3423 3290
Taqueria Super Macho
Black Sheep’s taco bar on the edge of SoHo brings the simple yet flavourful taco recipes of Mexico’s Baja and Jalisco region to Hong Kong diners in a bubbly vibey space that acts as a drinking hub for those with penchant for sipping cervezas and tequila with their spicy tacos. The menu at Taqueria Super Macho is simple but items shine individually.
If you’re in the mood for spice, nosh on a Tortilla Basket (HK$28) with a healthy serving of Guacamole (HK$78), infused with Mexican hot sauce. The Crispy Fish (HK$58), Habanero-Marinated Steak (HK$68), and Al Pastor (HK$58) are key hitters for tacos. For larger groups, split the Three Cheese Quesadilla (HK$108), Charcoal-grilled Mexican Street Corn (HK$108), and Grilled Chicken Tostada (HK$148).
Where: Taqueria Super Macho, 33-35 Bridges Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2333 0111
Xoco Mexican Cantina and Bar
This Mid-Levels-located restaurant is a rarity in the area and a hidden gem for Mexican dining in the city, cooking up a juicy salty Tex-Mex fare of ensaladas, entradas, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, fajitas, carnitas, and spicy sides. You will rarely leave this Mexican kitchen without feeling full and pleasant knowing plates are piled high with fresh ingredients.
With a menu that hasn’t changed in years, due to the love for every single dish served and treasured by locals, start your meal with Nachos (HK$99) and Classic Tostadas (HK$88), followed by a sharing of Naturally Raised Grilled Steak Big Burrito (HK$168) and Naturally Raised Yucatan Pulled Pork (HK$188).
Where: Xoco Mexican Cantina and Bar, 37 Mosque Street, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 3620 2323
Standing on the Gough Street strip, Chicano is the city’s youngest and boldest Mexican restaurant, offering a deep culinary dive into the warmth of an abuela’s (grandmother’s) cooking and the recipes that have followed Mexican immigrants to south California. Ingredients are sourced directly from Mexico and California and recipes are explored through the lens of former generations.
With a powerful lunch set attracting diners to fill their bellies, Chicano’s a la carte menu is strong with a great selection of starters, taco, tamales, shared plates, and sides. Go for the Esquites (HK$88), Tacos de Pescado (HK$148), Birria (HK$208), Camarones a la Diabla (HK$218), and Arroz Rojo (HK$38) for a good share of food between two.
Where: Chicano, 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 5595 3334
Studio City by Cali-Mex
Cali-Mex's higher-end venue, Studio City located in Causeway Bay, is the a Californian-fused-Mexican new restaurant that sets to elevate the brands creativity with an upscale touch. The restaurant transports diners to a comfortable Los Angeles vibe with an open-air cushioned seating area in front for chillaxed lunches and laid-back early dinners at Causeway Bay’s food street in Fashion Walk.
The best item on the menu, Guacamole and Chips (HK$78), must be ordered here, arguably one of the best guacamole and chips combination one can find in Hong Kong. With the Nachos Grande Grilled Ribeye Steak (HK$188), Gobernador (HK$128), Chipotle Baby Back Ribs (HK$278) and Guava Marga (HK$98) and Passion Fruit Caliente (HK$98) for cocktails, your meal is going to be an A-star.
Where: Studio City by Cali-Mex, Shop C, Ground Floor, Towning Mansion, 50-56 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2285 9396
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