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June 4th, 2023
Time for tacos: The traditional Mexican tortilla-folded treat takes on many forms and fillings across the Klang Valley.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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