The outlook of the Orchard Road retail scene may have come under question lately but its F&B scene is defintely alive and bustling.
Mexican joint Barrio by Mexout at 313 Somerset is one such new opening contributing to the buzz. The restaurant is packing in the crowds at lunch and dinner time with its specialties like tacos, hot wings and cheesy nachos.
Mexican can get quite heavy going so we recommend you start with the refreshing Protein Salad, which combines chargrilled chicken, tomatoes, guacamole and chopped parsley.
Next, work your way up to the burnt nachos ($13.60), consisting of corn tortilas fried daily, chillies, melted cheese and topped with creamy guacamole.
Ready for your mains? Great choices include Chilli Cheese Burger ($16.90), Fish Taco ($13.90 for 2, dinner only), which uses sea bass, Pulled Pork Taco (2 for $12,90) and Barbacoa Quesidillas ($13.40), which uses diced flank steak and lots of cheese as filling.
While you’re enjoying all that delicious Mexican grub, order a frozen margarita ($12) or fruity sangria to go with it. Else, a cold Carona beer never fails to refresh.
Barrio by Mexout
313 Orchard Road
Tel: 6634 2102