Monday, June 27, 2005

El Taco's Mexican Cafe

Mexican food in Puchong? Yes it's true. What's even better is that the prices can be quite reasonable (depending on what you order). El Taco's Mexican Cafe is located in Puchong Jaya nearby Maybank. It is on the same row as the often made fun of Porn Saloon :) Blink and you might miss it. El Taco's is only occupies half a shop lot and can be rather cramped inside.

It's a unique experience and worth checking out if only because we seldom get to eat Mexican food in Malaysia. I'm aware that you can get Mexican food in some American themed restaurants such as Chillis and Fridays but El Taco's is a Mexican specialist.


Sangria. A spicy and fruity drink or as the waiter described it the drink leaves your throat spicy but your mouth sweet.


Nachos with cheese. Yum Yum.


Tostadas Special. This doesn't look very Mexican. What's with the hotdogs? Answer: it's localised... sigh.


Underneath all the toppings is a humble tortilla.


Quesadillas. This one was not worth the money. Other than minced meat inside there was nothing much else. Bland taste to boot.

My impression after eating here is that Mexican food is all about tortillas . They are called different names depending on the way they are prepared and the sizes of the tortillas; tacos, burritos, etc... Also they almost all look the same. A lady in the restaurant that day mentioned the same thing to the boss when I was there. They can also taste pretty much the same at times. Might be better to ask the boss or the waiters for suggestions than pick the items yourselves.

Coming soon: prices after I find the receipt I left in my car.

posted by wyejon at Monday, June 27, 2005 (permalink) |

2 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Anonymous Takuto

Coming from a half-Mexican, I'd have to say that yes, Mexican food is largely based on tortillas. However, what differentiates some food from others is whta's inside, and how it's prepared (something you said).

+ Tacos - Folded in half in the center, using either soft or hard-shell tortillas, with meat, cheese, beans, lettuce, tomato, etc. inside
+ Burrito - Folded at the bottom and rolled up, using a soft corn or flour tortilla, filled with meat, cheese, beans, salsa, lettuce, etc.
+ Quesadillas - Basically what you had, but usually better than how you described.
+ Enchiladas - My favorite, if done right. Tortillas dipped in tomato sauce, rolled up with some of the above fillings, and sometimes topped with cheese. Yum yum.

Of course, there are also other Mexican dishes not involving tortillas, but they aren't quite as popular. "Sopa de fideo", or basically soup noodles, are used for certain dishes as well.

I don't know what inspired me to tell you all this. I blame the fact that I'm writing it at 2.40 AM. I just felt like sharing, is all. I enjoyed reading parts of your blog. Very interesting! I hope you don't mind if I read it every now and then, to see what life is like for someone in another country. Feel free to check out mine too!

5:42 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

if anyone's interested this shop's gone! i'm not sure if they went bankrupt or moved elsewhere

5:25 AM  

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