Monday, December 16, 2013

Vatos Urban Tacos: Mexican in Seoul

To celebrate a friend's birthday this weekend, a group of us met up in Seoul on Saturday night for a Mexican dinner at Vatos Urban Tacos in Sinsa.

We had a reservation, which was great because the place looked packed when we got there.  Apparently one of the restaurant's best sellers is their "kimchi carnitas fries", a Korean/Mexican mix.  So naturally, we ordered two for the table.  They were good!  The kimchi blended in nicely, and all of that meat with the fries was heavenly.

Vatos Urban Tacos Mexican Seoul

I ordered a carnitas burrito for myself, and although it appeared "small" at first glance, it quickly filled me up, reminding me that my eyes are often bigger than my stomach.  There were some "nutella nachos" on the dessert menu that half of the table tried after dinner.  (I was not that half, so I cannot tell you how they were)

I recommend Vatos Urban Tacos if you happen to be in Seoul itching for Mexican food.  Everyone I went with was very satisfied with their meal, and plan to return another day.


What: Vatos Urban Tacos
Where: Itaewon Vatos: 66-8 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 용산구 이태원동 66-8)
              Sinsa Vatos: 532-11 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:30 - 22:00, Friday - Saturday 11:30 - 23:00
Price Range: $10-30 (My burrito was W 12,000)
Website: Vatos Urban Tacos
Tips: If you don't want to wait, make a reservation!  Many foreigners seem to frequent this restaurant, so someone will be able to speak English with you!
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