A new Tex-Mex restaurant has taken over Spruce at Phoenix Park

If it feels like Mexican restaurants are taking over Singapore’s casual dining scene, you’re right. Opened recently are Barrio by Mex Out at 313@Somerset and Chimichanga on Dunlop Street—now, beloved brunch fixture Spruce has closed its Phoenix Park outlet recently and the owners have replaced the restaurant with Coyote, a new Tex-Mex “sister” establishment dishing out fusion Mexican dishes in a slightly fancy setting.

Unlike the grungier and more casual Tex-Mex restaurants here, Coyote retains the starched white table cloths and intimate al-fresco space, both details that were signature to Spruce. Menu-wise, veteran chef Jihardi Amin brings a modern spin to typical Mexican street grub, as seen in items such as Signature Wagyu Brisket De Res ($35), with beans, rice and jus, and the signature papaya cod fish ($38), which comes with kerabu salad, quinoa and papaya sauce. Other options include the usual tortillas and burgers, Mexican-inspired pastas and appetizers like tequila wings ($17).

There’s also a weekend brunch menu that pulls together favorite breakfast places (think eggs benny and waffles), tacos, burgers and dessert—all with an Italian-Mexican-American twist.

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