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Craving that sensational blend of tangy, spicy and salty flavours that Mexican food can offer? These nine eateries in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya will scratch that itch.

1. Taco Bell

The first Taco Bell in Malaysia has been the talk of the town, and for good reason. Their menu features their signature crunchy Taco Supreme, as well as other iconic Taco Bell dishes. Since its opening, this Mexican fast-food joint has seen dedicated customers queueing for over two hours just to get their taco fix!

Taco Bell | Lot SD2 Cottage Walk, Off Jalan Persiaran APEC, Cyberjaya | +603-8213 0100

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2. Órale

Don't want to travel all the way to Cyberjaya for tacos? Fret not: you can always count on town favourite Órale for some humble, classic Mexican food. With chicken, fish, and beef tacos cooked five different ways, customers are always spoiled for choice.  

Órale | 28, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya | +6012-678 4226

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3. Chica Bonita Publika

Despite only opening its doors in October 2020, Chica Bonita has quickly risen to become a popular stop for KL natives. Aside from their hearty tacos and festive cocktails, this Cali-Mex restaurant also boasts a vibrant, Mexican inspired interior.

PS: Did you know that Chica Bonita has a sister restaurant called Holy Guacamole in Penang?

Chica Bonita | Lot 34, Level G2, Block C5 Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur | +6017-405 2279

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4. Joloko

Adventurous and playful, Joloko sidesteps regular Mexican tacos for Afro-Caribbean influences. Their signature Guava Glazed Prawn Tostadas is a crunchy taco with a spicy-sweet shrimp filling that steals the spotlight. No matter your appetite, this dish is a must-try for all first timers at Joloko. 

Joloko | 43, Jalan Kamunting, Off Jalan Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur | +603-2694 1100

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5. Sala KL

Spanning across three locations in KL, Sala has risen to fame in the vegan community by offering fully vegan Tex-Mex Asian fusion cuisine with gluten free options. Their flavour-packed jackfruit, mushroom, and tri-bean tacos are sure to win over any non-believers.

Sala KL | A-G-3A Galeria Hartamas, No 21, Jalan 26a/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur | +6019-380 5359

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6. La Boca Latino Bar

A seasoned veteran in the Latin food scene, La Boca has been serving Latin-American cuisine to the KL flock for over eight years. If you want some no-nonsense tacos and a casual hangout spot, this crowd favourite is the place to be. 

La Boca Latino Bar | Lot C3.10.03, 168 Bukit Bintang St, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur | +603-2148 9977

7. Señor Singh KL

A blend of North Indian and Mexican flavours is what you will find at this Chinatown eatery. From dishes like the Vegetarian Pakora Taco to the Mutton Kheema Taco (along with other fusion burritos and quesadillas), there's no denying that this unexpected cuisine collaboration just works. Note that Señor Singh only accepts online orders for deliveries or takeaways.

Señor Singh KL | Lot 2, Lorong Panggung, Kuala Lumpur | +6011-2733 9238

8. Hungry Bee Tacos

Hungry Bee Tacos serves up a non-traditional dining experience with their hallmark tacos. Cooking from their pop-up store on the sidewalk, Hungry Bee's street food tacos are ready to be picked up and enjoyed anywhere for those looking for a quick bite.

Hungry Bee Tacos | Jalan Wangsa Melawati 4, Wangsa Melawati, Kuala Lumpur | +6019-380 5359

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9. The Don Tacos

Still apprehensive about in-person dining? That doesn't mean you can't get your tacos. The Don Tacos delivers right to your doorstep, just order online. Get the Gather Platter, which comes with more than enough tacos to feed the whole family at home.

The Don Tacos | Delivery Based | +6014-297 9637 (WhatsApp message only)

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