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- Great Mexican food in Seoul does exist, and I want to take you to my newly found favorite Mexican joint. Welcome to week 201 of Travel Photo Thursday. Anyone who follows me on Faceback may be aware that I traveled into Seoul yesterday to apply for my Thai tourist visa. I've been wanting to try Vatos Urban Tacos for a while, so what better time than yesterday.
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Great Mexican food in Seoul does exist, and I want to take you to my newly found favorite Mexican joint. Welcome to week 201 of Travel Photo Thursday. Anyone who follows me on Faceback may be aware that I traveled into Seoul yesterday to apply for my Thai tourist visa. I’ve been wanting to try Vatos Urban Tacos for a while, so what better time than yesterday.
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Easy to find on Itaewan’s main drag…
Located in an older renovated property with lots of exposed brick and pipe. Polished wood and black trim give the eatery an air of sophistication. Walking in, I was impressed with the hostess when she didn’t react negatively to me eating alone. Koreans like to eat in groups (nothing wrong with that), but solo diners have to eat too! Kudos to Vatos for welcoming me to their busy restaurant. It was much busier than this photo suggests. The main dining area is at the back.
I sat down and was immediately welcomed by a lovely English speaking server. I quickly discovered that the menu does not cater to older eyes. Server to the rescue! I had decided on the burritos and she was kind enough to explain the 3 different burritos on offer. Without her I think I would have ended up ordering the Koreanized version…(that would not have made me happy).
I didn’t order an appetizer, and was glad that I had refrained. Immediately after taking my order the server returned with these delicious flat taco shells and two dipping sauces. PART OF THE SERVICE!, and so much nicer than the usual tortilla chips.
There was a short intermission between the appetizer and the main course, which I like. Who wants to feel like they are eating at MacDonald’s, right? When my much anticipated beef burrito did arrive I was a little underwhelmed. However as soon as I took the first bite I understood why my beef burrito didn’t need any company on the plate. This is probably one of the best burritos I have ever eaten, and definitely the best in Korea. The beans, the rice, the beef, and the wrapper screamed delicious perfection! I was in burrito heaven.
Living in Korea for a long time, I need a good “fix” of foreign food now and again. Vatos Urban Tacos definitely answers my craving for Mexican.
Remember the appetizer was free, free water the table, and the burrito was a surprising 10,000 Korean Won (about $10.US) and NO TAX. There seemed to be lots of fancy drinks hanging around, which could easily double the bill. If I hadn’t been catching a train I might have been tempted, but I stuck with the water.
Yongsan-gu, Seoul 181-8 Itaewon second floor (Itaewon 15 road 1)
Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 to 23:00 – the kitchen closed at 22:00 –
Friday – Saturday: 11: 30-24: 00 Finish Kitchen 23:00]
There are other locations in Seoul, and you can get full details from their website.
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What kind of food do you crave when you travel?