Vatos Urban Tacos At South Beach Avenue - At the Entrance

Vatos Urban Tacos At South Beach Avenue – Esplanade, Singapore

Vatos Urban Tacos is CNN named “Hottest New Restaurant in Seoul” is here at the South Beach. I only managed to pay them a visit only when they are about to celebrate their one year anniversary. 


Ambience is causual with a bar-like feel. As such, it is dim. Personally, I always prefer dinning in sufficient lighting if I have a choice. 


Vatos Urban Tacos At South Beach - Dinning Area


Vatos Urban Tacos At South Beach - Complimentary Tortilla Chips


We didn’t know that Complimentary Tortilla Chips was offered. A pity it doesn’t come with guacamole. Perfect is there is guacamole as ala carte order though don’t remember spotting it on the menu.


Vatos Urban Tacos At South Beach - Fresh Guacamole & Chips ($11)


Hence, we ordered a Fresh Guacamole & Chips ($11). We love the chunky texture of the guacamole but we dislike the tons of onions in it. 


Vatos Urban Tacos At South Beach - Spicy Chicken Quesadillas ($17)


Spicy Chicken Quesadillas ($17) is an item infused with Korean style and this is a recommendation at Vatos. On the tortilla wrap is a layer of baked parmesan cheese. We love this idea; perfect for cheese lovers.


Vatos Urban Tacos At South Beach - Braised Carnitas Taco ($10 for 2)


Diners could order Tacos in 2 or 3. We opted 2 Braised Carnitas Taco ($10). Marinate on the pork was exactly what we enjoy though not the wrap. We find the wrap a little too doughy.



NAHMJ Verdict


We like the concept of infusing Korean influence in the dishes offering a Vatos Urban Tacos interpretaion of Mexican food.





Vatos Urban Tacos

36 Beach Road Singapore
Tel: +65 6385 6010 or 6385 6970



Opening Hours


Sundays to Thursdays  1200 to 2300 | Fridays to Saturdays  1200 to 0000


Getting There



  • Circle line – Esplanade (Exit E)
  • North-South or East-West line – City Hall


By Bus:

  • Opp or at Raffles Hotel along Beach Road   56, 57, 100, 107, 961
  • At Raffles Hotel along Bras Basah Road   14, 14e, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 128, 130, 131, 133, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 502, 502A, 518, 518A, 700, 700A, 850E, 857, 951E, 960
  • Opp or at Suntec City along Nicoll Highway   10, 10e, 70, 70M, 196


Rating: 7/10