Colourful, crunchy, and creamy – Latin American dishes are filled with fun contrasts. Taste a kaleidoscope of flavour at these authentic Latin American restaurants in town. Here are a few recent newcomers that we love.
Featuring a blend of Peruvian and Mediterranean cuisines, Blu 36 is a cosy restaurant that with a beautiful lush garden. Here, you can enjoy al fresco dining with ice-cold cocktails. We highly recommend their signature drink, pisco sour, which is a refreshing sip made with Peru’s naturally distilled Macchu Pisco. Blu 36 offers an extensive selection of ceviche, each carefully curated with different mix of spices and herbs. Try their creamy aji de gallina, which is a classic Peruvian spicy creamed chicken stew.
Blu 36, 23/7 Napasub Soi 2, Sukhumvit Soi 36 Bangkok, +66 63 216 8473
Located with 72 Courtyard, Touché Hombre offers a delicious array of Mexican street-eats and rare tequilas. Think hot tacos, corn on a cob, sweet graffiti. Their baja California tacos are made with deep-fried market fish, chipotle mayo and crisp green apple slaw. We also liked their fundito del touché, which consists of baked Mexican cheeses and fresh oregano, served with corn chips. Sleek and stylish, the urban dining space is filled with colourful outlines by the Austrian urban art and graffiti illustrator Nychos. As for cocktails, we suggest ordering their la paloma, which comes in a quirky ceramic chicken jug.
Touché Hombre, 72 Courtyard, Thonglor Bangkok, +66 84 452 4533
Tucked away on Sukhumvit 23, Slanted Taco shares the same home as Craft, the Little Wine Bar and Whisgars at BKK23. Combining fresh local produce with authentic family recipes, chef Jorge Bernal serves a wide range of Mexican favourites. Chef Jorge makes practically everything from scratch and this includes the warm tortilla. Swing by for some shiitake mushroom quesadillas, and pair your meal with an ice-cold IPA from Craft.
Slanted Taco, 16 Soi Sukhumvit 23, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, +66 2 258 0546