Singapore Eats: Lucha Loco, Tanjong Pagar

Our exploration at Duxton Hill continues. I was actually looking forward to dine in at Xiao Ya Tou since my friend found out in Burpple that the restaurant serves Unagi Benedict. But I did not know that Xiao Ya Tou is closed for public that Saturday night because somebody booked the whole restaurant for a private event. Bummer.

Dejected, we looked around at the surrounding and walked further toward what seems to be a road filled with restaurants and that's when we spotted Lucha Loco.


Singapore Eats: Lucha Loco Tanjong Pagar

Lucha Loco is a Mexican bar and restaurant. The restaurant only opens for dinner from 6PM onwards and I think it might get pretty crowded around 7 because the waitress kept on asking if we have reservation. After pondering for a while (ahem, but there is nobody inside yet), we got a table for one hour. Figuring out that we are usually fast diners, we just took the offer. 

Lucha Loco Mexican Restaurant in Tanjong Pagar

Let's check out the menu. Since there are only two of us, we decided to go with two type of tacos and one type of quesadillas. 

Lucha Loco Menu at Duxton Hill Tanjong Pagar

For the tacos, we ordered Chorizo con Rea and Pescado. Both looks pretty delish but I prefer the tacos to be on crispier (and hotter) side though. 

Tacos at Lucha Loco Duxton Hill Tanjong Pagar

You may start to think that the size of the taco is pretty big but don't be deceived by the camera angle. The size of the taco is actually similar to the size of my hand. Hahaha. 

Size of tacos served at Lucha Loco Tanjong Pagar

Chorizo con Rea - Spicy chorizo, braised beef brisket, white cabbage salad, chipotle salsa (SGD 10). I prefer the beef tacos to the fish tacos. I wonder if I am a red meat lover instead of white meat lover. Hahaha. Uh oh. 

Red Snapper Taco at Lucha Loco Duxton Hill

Pescado - snapper, achiote, red onion salsa, chipotle mayo (SGD 10). Taste not bad and slightly toward the tangier side. 

Chorizo Taco at Lucha Loco Tanjong Pagar

Chicken Quesadilla, okay judging from the size, the food served here seems to be more on the "Tapas" style to accompany the drink like Tequila (which I heard Lucha Loco serves a good one). But I am still recovering my sprained ankle and it does not seem wise to drink alcohol during recovery since I want to recover swiftly. So yeah, maybe next time my sweet Tequila. 

Quesadilla at Lucha Loco Duxton Hill Tanjong Pagar

We did not get chased out after all after one hour has passed because other diners prefer al-fresco dining. There was some scene happening though, suddenly a glass filled with white-color-liquor (not sure if Lucha Loco serves milk, most likely no) fell quite near to a table where two male customers are dining. Some of the liquor splattered on one of the customer's jeans and the bartender quickly apologised in a...fierce and loud way. My friend and I started to look at each other at what seems to be the most unsincere apology ever that night. Oh well. Maybe someone is having such a bad day.

Night time at Lucha Loco Duxton Hill Tanjong Pagar

Lucha Loco's address:

15 Duxton Hill
Tanjong Pagar

Phone for reservation: 6226 3938

Opening hours:
Sun - Mon: Closed
Tues - Thurs: 5PM - 12AM
Fri: 5PM - 1AM
Sat: 6PM - 1AM

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