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Joo Chiat
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404 East Coast Road, Singapore, Singapore
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Good food

Tried this place based on trip advisor reviews and I wasn't disappointed. It offers tasty Mexican food in a simple but comfortable setting. Restaurant is located in the heart of the city. we were recommended an off menu baked spinach and tortilla dish similar to lasagna. It was tasty. Food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
Singapore, Singapore
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Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most important thing first: The food was quite tasty, however it comes with a price tag... For two main courses + soft drinks we payed more than 100 SGD. With drinks and / or starter / dessert you can easily reach 200 bucks for a couple. The restaurant is relatively small and they squeeze-in as many table as possible. You... More 

Thank Danieltravelus
Surrey, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

The food was ok tasty and plenty but a little expensive for what you had. Portions were quite large but bulked up with the cheaper ingredients! We enjoyed the food, the service was average for the region but we wouldn't say it was very good value for the price paid.

Thank Karen B
Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

I've been here many times over the last decade and the high standards in the ingredients, cooking and service has been maintained consistently. Vivian the owner is friendly and passionate about her food, offers great personal service along with her staff of mainly Filippinos. The Vera Cruz - fish baked in a rich tomato broth with some chilli and spices... More 

Thank UWA_Traveller
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Tried this place based on trip advisor reviews and I wasn't disappointed. It offers tasty Mexican food in a simple but comfortable setting. Restaurant is located in the heart of the city. we were recommended an off menu baked spinach and tortilla dish similar to lasagna. It was tasty. Food was served very quickly on a Saturday evening and overall... More 

Thank jmanan
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Super place, warm welcome. Amazing cocktails. Foord was very tasty, not too spicy but full of flavour. Service was great.

Thank Cathy W
Singapore, Singapore
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1,019 reviews
586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We usually did a double date here quite often in past 4 years. Jug of margaritas were always excellent the end of the night 4 of us go thru at least 3 jugs. Foods is always good such as fish tacos, chicken enchiladas, bake fish in tomatoes sauce, seafood fajita etc. The services by Filipino ladies always exceed my expectation.... More 

Thank 0_Gyrfalcon_0
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

This place serve very good Mexican food and ingredients use is fresh. Staff is very friendly and helpful. You can ask the staff to recommend the food which is a good choice.

Thank Winston1831
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We love going to Margarita's. The food is always excellent and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. I love the carne asada (to share!) and the margaritas are amazing. We always have a fantastic time here and come away happy and stuffed. Vivian the owner and all her staff make such an effort to make sure everyone is well... More 

Thank LondonBosco
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is my second visit to the restaurant . I find that they have added new items to the menu and service was just as good. For starters, I ordered mushrooms sautéed with garlic and chile guajillo. It was tangy, a little spicy and extremely yums. The crabmeat quesadilla was moist and tasty, and went very well with my 84-year... More 

Thank Moonlghter
Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Whoever hired the staff did a great job. It was nice to sit down at a non-high end restaurant (a normal eatery) in Singapore and have great service. I know that sounds a bit high and mightly, but Singaporeans and non Singaporeans alike, in Singapore, all voice the same complaints about the low level of service at restaurants. Guacamole was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 404 East Coast Road, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Joo Chiat
  • Neighborhood: Joo Chiat

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighborhood is packed with colorful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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