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mexican food in singapore

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I’m from California. This means that I’m used to having easily accessible Mexican food. Make that easily accessible and GOOD Mexican food. Understandably, this is harder for a girl to get her hands on in Southeast Asia. Nevertheless, it’s not gonna stop me from trying.

On a recent post-work Friday, a group of us made our way to Cafe Iguana at Clarke Quay to grab margaritas and dinner. The verdict: not bad – not great, but not bad.

Before the picture parade, in the interest of full disclosure, you should know that the brightness and contrast on these pictures is doctored. I don’t usually make changes to my pictures (other than resizing) but the place was so dark that you couldn’t see much in the picture without me tweaking the brightness control.

They have blended margaritas in tons of different flavors including kiwi, banana, mango, pink guava, strawberry, and, what I ordered, soursop. As a soursop margarita it was a fail – didn’t taste like soursop at all. As a margarita – not bad, adequately tart with that zing of alcohol at the end.

We shared appetizers of fried calamari, queso fundido (not pictured but cheesy and delicious), and chicken and mushroom quesadillas (not memorable). Most of us ordered tacos or burritos as a main course (other than Cathy who got the lettuce wraps).

Black beans, rice, and 3 chicken tacos. Cabbage. Crunchy. Chicken. Seasoned ok, a little dry. Beans. Fine. Rice. Boring. Tortillas. Hard as a rock, will make your jaw tired from chewing. We each had little towers of tortillas at the end of the meal. How do you even make tortillas this hard?

Still, with the slim pickings on the Mexican cuisine front, I wouldn’t rule Cafe Iguana out. I would just not order anything that called for soft tortillas. At least, until I find something better.

Cafe Iguana: 30 Merchant Road #01-03, Riverside Point, Singapore 058282


Written by joann

November 23, 2008 at 8:21 pm

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  1. how about prices?


    November 24, 2008 at 9:21 am

  2. i think my entree was about sgd15+ or so. the margaritas are ok priced during happy hour.


    December 7, 2008 at 2:30 am

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