Is a decent taco too much to ask for around here? Well, we are a long way from the ‘south of the border’. But a handful of restauranteurs are starting to fill the Mexican food void in Hong Kong. We’ve found great burritos, guacamole, quesadillas, and most importantly, margaritas.
Brickhouse (Lan Kwai Fong) This “no reservations”, tucked-in-an-alley hideaway is known for its street-corn and twists-on-the-classic Mexican cocktails.
Agave (Lan Kwai Fong; Wan Chai) Tequila is the big draw here and the Wan Chai location has 2-for-1 margaritas everyday from 3-9 pm.
Verde Mar (Wan Chai) Authentic Mexican food, new on the scene in Wan Chai. Getting great buzz.
Coyote (Wan Chai, Discovery Bay) This place should satisfy the post-bar nacho craving (open until 2am in Wan Chai!). Outdoor dining in the Discovery Bay branch.
El Charro (Cyberport) This family-friendly, good-for-groups spot ticks all the boxes (think kids’ menu and jugs of frozen margs!)
Cali-Mex (Multiple locations across Hong Kong Island and Kowloon) The choose-your-own menu includes all-day-breakfast and items for children. Seating is limited but you can order online.
Chino (Kennedy Town) Part of K-Town’s hip dining scene; no reservations and closed Monday but the Mexican-by-way-of-Japan fare is innovative.
Tequila on Davis (Kennedy Town) This self-proclaimed “fun. festive, casual, neighborhood” joint serves all the Tex-Mex staples.
Xoco (Mid-levels) The chimichangas are the star of the show here. Convenient for ordering-in.
Little Burro (Soho, Sheung Wan) “Mission-style” burritos can be customized — and healthy options abound. Plus, a kids’ menu and weekend brunch!
Taco Chaca (Sai Ying Pun) All about the taco truck vibe in this casual spot.
El Loco Gringo (Sai Ying Pun) Picnic tables, flags strung and and clothes on a clothesline add to the “dive” feel.
Tequila Jacks (TST) Owned by the Grappa crew, TJ’s has Mexican-style bar food.
Caliente (TST) If the “Taco Bomb” doesn’t fill you up, don’t forget to order the fried ice cream or churros for dessert!