313 Orchard Road 313@Somerset #01-14/15
Tel: (+65) 6634 2102
Despite the unlikely territory of the internal ground floor courtyard of 313 Somerset, Barrio (an off-shoot from Mex Out) is heaving with the after work crowd. There is definitely a street vibe here and that suits Barrio with its offering of tacos, burgers, frozen margaritas and Mexican street corn ($7.90). They aren’t professing to be authentic Me-hicano, but they make their guacamole daily as well as their own tortillas. Eat this: the burger of Chipotle Pulled Pork at $15.90 ($4 for a drink and side) – consisting of a brioche bun of juicy pulled pork slathered with tasty aioli and red cabbage. Also good are the Beer Battered Sea Bass Tacos ($13.40/15.90 for 2/3 pcs) of toasted flour tortillas with crunchy red cabbage, big pieces of crispy fish, coriander and sauce. We also heard the next table salivating over their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Torta ($14.90). There is everything from Burrito wraps and Rice Bowls to Ceviche ($15.90) and Burnt Nachos ($13.60) of crispy tortillas topped with chilli con carne, jalapenos, guacamole, cotija cheese and melted cheddar sauce. The set up is very much styled around the Mexican street-food concept of eat and dash – though there is a little nook at that back with comfy seats so grab this spot if you plan on sinking a few margaritas and taking your sweet time with your tacos.