Sharing food is a big part of the Singaporean culture. When we come together as friends or family, it’s common to order a wide variety of dishes to share, while we unwind, converse and reconnect. The great thing about it is everyone gets to try a little bit of everything off the menu. In the case of Barrio by Mex Out, you get to try out different types of Mexican food with your family and friends.
Chicken Pastor Taco ($6)
The tacos here might come off as small, but the advantage here is you get to mix and match different flavours at a fair price.
The Chicken Pastor looks zesty and colourful at first appearance. Paired with the pineapple bits, it adds on a slight tinge of sweetness to the chicken. The adobo sauce also plays its part to enhance the meaty flavour, helping it to serve as a good start to your meal.
Prawn Chipotle Taco ($6)
Although it might look ordinary, the Prawn Chipotle is another great flavour to check out.
A special technique is required to ensure the cheese stays crispy but not get burnt. The chipotle sauce also helps to add a welcome juiciness to go with the prawn, making it a perfect match. Refreshing and light, it actually whets your appetite pretty well, leaving you ready for more.
We’ll add a quick note here to say the best, or rather, only way to properly enjoy tacos, is to use your hands. Also, to forget to slurp up all that saucy – pun intended- goodness.
Half Roasted Chicken ($24)
The roasted adobo chicken is as tender as it gets. The flesh is pleasantly moist, and has a surprising sweetness that makes it go especially well with the spicy Mexican rice side. We’d suggest avoiding the homemade guacamole dip though, because it was a little too tangy, and overpowered the chicken. As you can imagine, the portion is pretty decent so it makes for a great sharing platter.
Protein Salad ($15)
Eating healthy does not mean eating less. It’s what you eat that matters. If you’re a gym rat that’s looking to keep your protein intake up, Barrio serves up a salad that’s right up your alley. Yes, you read that right, a salad. A combination of chicken, pico de gallo, Cotija cheese, black beans, with guacamole dip, the Protein Salad lives up to its name. It’s chock-full of colour and flavour so you’re going to enjoy instagramming it as much as eating it. Have your napkin ready, it’s going to get messy.
Marcus Jilla (left), Director and Co-Founder, seen here with Orlando Eggleton, Director of Operations
As its name suggests in Spanish, “Barrio” means a cosy place to eat out, drink out, and hang out. Put aside your phones and social media, instead drop by and catch up over a simple Mexican meal with your loved ones.