Five Fantastic Mexican Restaurants in Beijing

Five Fantastic Mexican Restaurants in Beijing
By Benjamin Donaldson ,

We wandered o’er hill and down dale in search of Mexican food that is worthy of the name. Although Beijing is not exactly a multi-cultural hub of food fusion there are some sparks of hope; so for all you Mexican enthusiasts and enchilada gobblers out there listen up.

Garden of Delights

Garden of DelightsView In Map
This delightful establishment is located on the periphery of Wangfujing’s food street but thankfully is firmly separated from the side street freak show. Contemporary Latin-American cuisine is served in a simple yet airy dining interior adorned with earthy elements and a vaulted ceiling. With an impressive wine list and great value set-menus this place is frequently bustling and perfect for an upbeat Latin gathering.

Add: 53 Donghuamen Dajie, Wangfujing Food Street, Beijing
地址:北京市东华门大街 53号, 王府井食物街
Tel: 010 5138 5688
Opening Hours: 09:30-22:30
Price: 300-350 RMB

AmigoView In Map
This Mexican restaurant has brought huge margaritas (35 RMB), ground beef enchiladas (48 RMB) and sizzling fajitas (45 RMB) to the Gulou area. The restaurant, although small is brightly light and well served by its Mexican chef. The prices are hard to beat anywhere in Beijing and with some of the tastiest morsels in the city, this place is definitely worth a visit. With generously priced drinks cut in half on Saturday this place is teeming with locals and expats alike.

Add: 95 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing
地址: 北京市东城区鼓楼东大街95号
Tel: 010 8403 3981
Opening Hours:  11:00-23:00
Price: 150 – 200 RMB

Luga’s Villa, Sanlitun

Luga’s VillaView In Map
Situated in the heart of the Sanlitun TongLi area, just behind 3.3, Luga’s Villa offers a beautifully varnished wooden open air deck, and a rustic wood paneled upper interior. The place feels more like a sports bar than a restaurant with plasma screens on every wall showing various international sports competitions. However, Decor aside, Luga’s does serve up some of the best Mexican food in town and is famous for the tastiest Burritos in Beijing. With a daily happy hour from 16:00-21:00 the place is never left wanting for customers and is always filled with a lively energetic atmosphere.

Add: 7 Sanlitun Beijie (behind 3.3 shopping center), Beijing
地址: 北京市朝阳区三里屯北街7号
Tel: 010 6416 2575 , 010 6415 400
Opening Hours: 10:00 -03:00
Average Price: 300 RMB

Mexican Kitchen View In Map
Shunyi may not be the most convenient of locations but the Mexican kitchen is a great reason for the 40 minute taxi ride from central Beijing. It serves a variety of very well done authentic Mexican dishes including chips and salsa, hard and soft shell tacos, chimichangas, enchiladas, fajitas, tostadas and burritos. They also have an extensive cocktail list and it is a great place for office parties or group bookings. If you are into hosting big events another plus is that they cater for all budgets and deliver within a 10 KM radius free of charge.

Add: 705 Pinnacle Plaza, Shunyi District, Beijing
地址: 北京市顺义区天竺开发区日祥广场705号
Tel:  010 8046 4558 or 8046 4559
Opening Hours: 11:00-21.30
Price: 300 RMB

Mexican Wave View In Map
“The wave” is one of Beijing’s oldest and best kept secrets. Established in 1988, it is one of the oldest and longest owned expat restaurants in the city. The luridly bright colours paired with various objects hanging from the walls and ceiling makes the place feel a little cluttered but nonetheless a warm and homely atmosphere prevails. As well as the usual tacos, nachos and fajitas they also offer a large selection of pizzas and a children’s menu which offers advertised dishes in smaller portions at half the price. But what this place is really famous for is its inexhaustible list of tequila (check their website for more information). So if you are in the mood for a few shots, some quality food and decent company then head to the wave.

Add: Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (East Side of Road 200 meters north of Guiyou department store opposite Silk Market), Beijing
地址: 北京市朝阳区,东大桥路东边 (秀水市场对面贵友商场大厦往北200米 )
Tel: 010 6506 3961
Opening Hours: 11:00-00:00
Price: 250-300 RMB

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