10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Bangkok: Tacos, Tamales and More

Bangkok was never noted for its Mexican cuisine, something lamented by endless expats, some of who decided to do something about it. With the arrival of the gourmet international food craze that has hit the country in recent years, one now can enjoy alambres, ceviche, and plenty of tacos and burritos like never before. At the head of it all is La Monita, which is as authentic as you can get, and has a new upscale Mexican dining spot in the swank EmQuartier Mall, it's original La Monita Taqueria, and even a San Francisco inspired Food Truck to choose from. Sabroso Mexican Bistro is run by a Mexican chef and has a welcoming and intimate vibe, as does the cute little Tacos N Salsa. For something a bit more fancy, Señor Pico features live music to go with the nachos, and Coyote Bar & Grill has set up shop in Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok's most happening party street. While their margarita list is certainly the country's most extensive, the best values are to be found on Tuesday nights at Charley Browns, where pitchers are sold at half price. If you just want some Mexican tapas, head to El Osito's, and for fast food delivery, try the ever expanding Sunrise Tacos. 

Coyote Mexican Bar & Grill has been around Bangkok in several different locations for awhile, but their latest incarnation is a stylish and happening spot located on Sukhumvit Soi 11, which has become one of the city's party central spots....  Read More

Some swear by Sunrise, others are far less enamoured, but this chain of Mexican restaurants has been around Bangkok for awhile, and has a wide selection of standard Mexican favourites at reasonable prices, not to mention a slew of restaurants in...  Read More

Charley Brown's serves up Mexican food and makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy. While their margaritas and daiquiris will keep mom and dad busy and happy, there is a kid's menu to go along with the larger sized portions of quesadillas,...  Read More

Senor Pico tries to rival La Monita for style points, with an elegant dining room in the Rembrandt Hotel. It's bright, warm, and they even have a live band to accompany the food. While there are plenty of dressed up versions of Mexican food on...  Read More

Where else can you find the unique combination of an American deli with a tapas bar? Only at Osito-Unique Spanish. The former El Osito has rebranded and this new launch, headed by chef Daniel Kucher, now does amazing breakfasts, brunches, and...  Read More

La Monita is already a well known Bangkok name, famed for their Mexican taqueria that has gotten accolades for being the real deal, at least as far as Bangkok goes. They have now added to their repertoire by opening up a traditional San...  Read More

This cute little eatery isn't as glamorous as some of Bangkok's newest Mexican offerings, but it is far cheaper, homier, and has a nice vibe to it. Popular as a neighbourhood easy going dining spot, the small interior here has closely spaced...  Read More

It's tough to find authentic Mexican food in Bangkok, and there really aren't more than a handful of places that are the real deal, and Sabroso is certainly one of them. Run by a Mexican chef, this cozy bistro serves up tapas sized portions of...  Read More

For those missing Mexican food in Bangkok, La Monita is all the rage. While most folks do head over for tacos and burritos for lunch and dinner, La Monita also does some of the best breakfasts in the city, with big plates of huevos rancheros on...  Read More

While La Monita is already known around Bangkok for its excellent Mexican food, with a San Francisco style taco truck and a sit down Mexican restaurant already local favourites, the new La Monita in the luxurious new Emquartier Mall seeks to...  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in Berkeley, California, Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 40,000-kilometer bicycle...  More About Dave

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