There have been a lot of Mexican (Tex-Mex) places opening up in Colombo in the last few years. If I see Mexican dishes on a menu, I have to try it. The delicious spices and the abundance of cheese on almost every dish is so irresistible I just can’t. Buh-bye clean eating! Here’s a list of the best Mexican places in Colombo.
Let's Taco is definitely not the cheapest place for Mexican food but we recommend you try the Spicy Chicken Taco (Rs. 1150) which is stuffed with large chunks of well-spiced chicken, salad, and dressing, accompanied by another side of salad, guacamole, nachos, and spicy dipping salsa. It's definitely a filling meal but keep in mind, it could get messy.
Tacocat serves up some delicious and healthy tacos, wraps and burritos all for Rs. 999. You cannot go wrong with any of their dishes really but we loved the Chicken Burrito.
If you ever get serious Mexican cravings, Taco Bell is definitely the most affordable place. They do a pretty okay job when it comes to their dishes but our personal favorite is the deliciously Crunchy Taco with Crispy Fish and Smokey Chipotle sauce (Rs. 300). The fish is excellently fried with bits of cheese and an abundance of chopped lettuce.
The Commons vegetarian enchilada (Rs. 670) is definitely something you'd go back for. With cheesy goodness and a lot of vegetables, everything just melts in your mouth. They also have a chicken enchilada so can't complain folks.
Garton is one of the unique places to dine-in. It's a boat restaurant in Urban Wetland Park, Nugegoda. The Mexican Melt (Rs. 800) which is a fajita filled with spicy grilled chicken, sauteed mixed peppers, onions and mozzarella. If you go for their Fri/Sat cruise which leaves at 8.30pm you get to enjoy some delicious Mexican on the lake. What could be better?
With the biggest range of Mexican dishes in town, Streat360 has all your favourites including Quesadilla, Burrito, Fajita and best of all, Chimichanga. These Mexican dishes will make you think about them late into the night. We recommend the Chimichanga (Rs. 950). It's their most popular dish for a reason. For those of you who don't know what it is, it's basically a deep fried burrito, crispy and tangy. It is made with homemade flour tortillas filled with your choice of meat (chicken or beef), rice, corn, beans and lots of cheese. It's such a heavy meal so you might wanna skip breakfast if you're planning to have this for lunch.
Another place you can get some great enchiladas is Crossroads. They give a massive portion including two tortillas with a generous amount of melted cheese and their very own red chilli sauce. As for sides, you get a small fruit bowl along with a portion of Mexican rice all for Rs. 750. It is a pretty good deal in my opinion and the dish itself is really good.
This might sound a bit weird since Cheers is definitely not famous for its Nachos (Rs. 800) but they’re possibly the best in town, I tell you. Serving a generous amount of spicy tortilla chips with melted cheese and sauce on top, with sides of sour cream and guacamole I loved every bite of it.
For a great Mexican sweet, the Tres Leches cake (Rs. 400) it is one of our personal favourites. It's a cake soaked in three kinds of milk with a thick layer of lightly sweetened whipped cream. The cake itself is airier than a butter cake but slightly denser than a sponge. It doesn't fill you up like your normal cake and not as sweet as you'd think either. It's so delicious you just can't stop eating it. It's a must try!
Another famous Mexican dish is churros (Rs. 350). Tea Avenue serves a delicious plate of crunchy churros with icing sugar drizzled on top and a side of chocolate sauce.
Check out these places if you love your Mexican dishes, or Tex-Mex at least.
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