Leave all thoughts of work at the door at this colorful Mexican joint. Check out the baked crab enchiladas; carnitas; and tacos Mexicana de adobados (tacos with marinated meat). This is apparently the only place in Singapore that makes margaritas using 100 percent blue Agave tequila. Great for having loads of drinks and laughs with friends. Also at 108 Faber Dr., 6777-1782 and 404/406 East Coast Rd., 6471-3228.
Another restaurant newbie in the ever-evolving Dempsey Hill area is this third outlet of Margarita’s.
On a weekday night, the restaurant was packed and we almost could not get a seat. Fortunately, aid came in the form of friendly wait staff who whisked us to a table. This efficiency was a refreshing change from being left standing and taken for installation art.
We got ourselves a sangria and a margarita, which tasted fiery enough and fitted in nicely with the very Mexican look of the restaurant. Awash in bright, contrasting colors, filled with randomly-placed tropical plants, paintings, zany mirrors, plus a brightly-colored bar where people were milling around, the whole vibe exuded rooftop-ish casual cool.
We spent quite a while waiting for the food however, because of the crowd. The quesadillas, with chicken, cheese and peppers, kicked off our meal nicely, next came the mixed fajitas, which came with a steaming pan of beef, shrimp and vegetables that you scooped into the piping hot, oven-mitt-wrapped tortilla skins. It was fun and deliciously robust—but we could’ve done with a lot more tortillas (there were only three).
We ended our meal with a fudge-drenched brownie—an average affair with berries stuck in it. Generally, the food portions could be bigger, but this is still a place with a feel-good atmosphere and OK food.
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|Address:||Margarita’s, #01-19 11 Dempsey Rd., Singapore, 249673 Singapore|
|Open since:||June, 2007|
|Opening hours:||daily 6-10pm; Tue-Sun 11am-3pm|
|Alfresco, Reservation recommended, Parking available: at Dempsey Rd., Takeaway available|
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