10 restaurants for fun tacos in KL and Selangor

Time for tacos: The traditional Mexican tortilla-folded treat takes on many forms and fillings across the Klang Valley.

1. Huckleberry After Dark, Plaza Damansara

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By night, Huckleberry After Dark’s kitchen swaps brunch fare for the likes of Tex-Mex specialities. Among the tacos, choose from battered fish with slaw, jalapenos and pico de gallo or BBQ beef with coriander and sour cream, best paired with one of the outlet’s Margarita-inspired creations.

Address: 2G & 4G, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara
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2. La Mexicana, Kuala Lumpur

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For the ultimate in authenticity, Mexican-Italian chef Carmela and her team promise an unparalleled range of time-honoured offerings like corn tortilla tacos stuffed with Yucatan-style slow-roasted pork, rubbed with spices and served with red onions and habanero chili sauce.

Address: 241-B Lorong Nibong, off Jalan Ampang
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3. Lou Shang Bar, Damansara Utama

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Lou Shang’s fusion tacos are vividly imaginative and vibrantly complex. One of the knock-outs this past year has been the ‘Canto-Pop’ taco, with kitchen-made pork char siu that lands a salty punch, pickled apple and cabbage slaw for a zesty slap, and spicy kewpie mayo for a tongue-tingling kick.

Address: 10M, First Floor, Jalan SS21/58, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
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4. Loco, Bukit Bintang

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Changkat Bukit Bintang’s reliable hangout for Mexican marvels: It’s been several years now since we had it, but we still have fond memories of the Loco’s chicken tacos _ soft corn tortillas, folded with refried beans and lettuce, served with salsa arobal (toasted pecan nuts, dried red chili salsa and lime). All salsas are made fresh in Loco’s kitchen.

Address: 22, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang
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5. Nobu, KLCC

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Wagyu beef tacos, bursting with juicy, flavour-packed meat, aren’t formally listed on the current menu, but Nobu’s kitchen should be able to oblige requests for them. Or try the regular tacos comprising salmon, tuna, lobster or king crab

Address: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran Kuala Lumpur City Centre
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6. BRYCG, Kuala Lumpur

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Play with your food: These DIY fish tacos, made with marinated red snapper, are enjoyable to both assemble and eat.

Address: 1 Jalan Nipah, Off Jalan Ampang, WP Kuala Lumpur
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7. Thyme Out, Subang Jaya

3. Thyme Out

Growing from a food truck to a food court stall to a full-fledged eatery, Thyme Out is now Subang’s go-to spot for a Tex-Mex meal filled with savoury flavours. The menu is extensive, naturally including classic chicken or beef tacos.

Address: 40, Jalan SS15/4B,, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
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8. Panchos, Mid Valley

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Panchos does justice to the fundamentals of a taco shop – customers can choose from soft flour tortillas or crispy shell corn versions, filled with one of the following five – smoky chipotle slow-roasted pulled beef, slow-braised sweet-sticky beef brisket, flame-grilled herb chicken, picante chilli chicken or pan-fried fish – plus pico de gallo, lettuce, sour cream, cheese and lime. Convincingly textured, with an unmistakable vitality in taste that’s a testament to Panchos’ kitchen-produced marinades and fillings, which reputedly include pinto beans from Mexico, made-from-scratch salsa and market-fresh tomatoes, cilantro and onions.

Address: Level 3 Mezzanine, Mid Valley Megamall
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9. Fresca, Mid Valley

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Check out Fresca’s Tacos Ensenada – flour tortillas with beer-battered fish, taking their name from a port city, served with house-made coleslaw.

Address: Lot g-242A, Ground Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City
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10. The Guac Truck

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Our final stop is a food truck, not a full-fledged restaurant, but Guac is worth scouting around for (you’ll usually find it at events or in neighbourhoods like Damansara Uptown and TTDI) for not only tacos but burritos and nachos.

Address: Lorong Rahim Kajai 14 at TTDI after 8pm on some nights, Jalan SS21/1A at Damansara Uptown on other nights
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40 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Debbie Anne June 13, 2016 Subscriber

    Ean Ean Tacosss!!!!!

  2. Julie-Ann Teh June 12, 2016 Subscriber

    Ryn Low let’s go for tacos!

  3. Mods Jez June 10, 2016 Subscriber

    Yee Sim Low

  4. Winston Zane June 9, 2016 Subscriber

    Amy Aym

  5. Jon Ngin June 9, 2016 Subscriber

    Reenisha Mohan Ngin

  6. Austin Phuah Chin Yeow June 7, 2016 Subscriber

    Fui Sun

  7. Ben Potter June 6, 2016 Subscriber

    Jaime Terauds

  8. Suehaily Abdullah June 6, 2016 Subscriber

    Samantha Goh Su Pei

  9. Shen Azrain June 5, 2016 Subscriber

    ta ta ta tacos! its da mighty power dat can save the dayy yeahh

  10. Ramli Rayna June 5, 2016 Subscriber

    Panchos mexican uols.. Di MV

  11. Ramli Rayna June 4, 2016 Subscriber

    Eh tk sedap ke uol. Iols pernah tgk mcm ramai je yg g sane ..

  12. Rusty Samblack June 4, 2016 Subscriber

    Tanak huckleberry. I is x suke

  13. Sandra Morgan June 4, 2016 Subscriber

    Nhat Nguyen

  14. Sarita Klili June 4, 2016 Subscriber

    La mexicana…tp ada pork pulop hahahahhahahaha….panchos and fresca dh try…hurm thyme out la kot or huckleberry

  15. Ramli Rayna June 4, 2016 Subscriber

    Yang mane u prefer Sarita Klili

  16. Sarita Klili June 4, 2016 Subscriber

    Jommmmm i lef mexicano food…taknak yg fusion pls..

  17. Ramli Rayna June 4, 2016 Subscriber

    Jom mkn ni esk Martha Haleys Ango Rusty Samblack Sarita Klili

  18. Amin Mirhashemi June 3, 2016 Subscriber

    Elahe Torabi

  19. Édgar Chávez June 3, 2016 Subscriber

    Ha, good, let’s see what they mean by tacos. We should give it a try

  20. Laura Diniz June 3, 2016 Subscriber

    Édgar Chávez

  21. Druvinkaa Karunadasa June 3, 2016 Subscriber

    Eu Joe

  22. Candice Yeo June 3, 2016 Subscriber

    David Ong !!!!!

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