The 4 best Mexican restaurants in Bangkok

1) La Monita Urban Cantina

La Monita elevates Mexican cuisine to new heights. You won’t find tacos and burritos here; instead, feast on alambra mar y tierra made with New Zealand ribeye, ceviche served with wasabi and Peruvian leche de tigre, and homemade sausage longanizoqueso. They also have a mixologist whipping up homemade sangrias and a trendy spot overlooking the gourmet food floor of Bangkok’s glitziest mall. 

Mexican restaurant La Monita Urban Cantina

at: The Emquartier, Helix Quartier, 7th floor, 637 Sukhumvit Road, Sukhumvit

+66 (0)2 003 6238

2) Barrio Bonito

This grandma’s cooking simple Mexican spot was a legend when it ran for seven years on Koh Chang island. The owners have since relocated to the gourmet Commons food court in Thonglor, bringing their excellent food to Bangkok. 

wall painting at Mexican restaurant Barrio Bonito

at: the Commons, 355 Thonglor Soi 17, Thonglor/Ekkamai

+66 (0)2 712 7832

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3) The Slanted Taco

The owner prides his kitchen on making everything from scratch and aims to create authentic Mexican combined with a Miami South Beach vibe. It’s a cheery spot where you can sample hard to find pozole corn soup or go straight to the classic burritos and tacos, and the location next to a craft beer bar couldn’t be more appetising. 

restaurant interior of The Slanted Taco

Sukhumvit Soi 23, Sukhumvit

+66 (0)2 258 0546

4) The Missing Burro

Bangkok Mexican tends to mostly be Tex Mex, and combining this with the trendy Thonglor restaurant scene can easily fail to live up to the hype, but the two Mexican brothers running the cantina serve up truly authentic Yucatan-influenced cuisine, set in a funky pair of converted shipping containers with garden seating out front as well. 

The Missing Burro in Bangkok

145 Soi Sing Waet Lom, Thonglor Soi 7, Thonglor/Ekkamai

+66 (0)90 913 2131

5) Mexicano

Formerly the longstanding Tex-Mex Señor Picos, the restaurant has rebranded and features authentic South-of-the-Border specialities like quesadillas and mole. They also do a wicked al-you-can-eat Sunday brunch, and Chef Carlos Bravo from the Instituto Mexicano de Gastronomia is the real deal.

colourful interior of Mexicano restaurant

at: Rembrandt Hotel, 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Sukhumvit

+66 (0)2 261 7060

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