The Dempsey Hill area was quiet when we went to Margarita’s to pickup our Mexican food takeaway. It has been a while since we had Mexican food and thought it would be a nice change from our usual food. A break from our usual dabao options during this no dining out period in Singapore.
There are days when we are in the mood to have a break from the usual lunch places. CHIJMES came to mind as a place to escape from the humdrum of life. Stepping into the grounds of CHIJMES was like entering an oasis of calm. Within this oasis is the restaurant El Mero Mero which is a pleasant place to go for Mexican food in Singapore.
Pancho Villa Hobart is a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. Located in a restaurant filled area in North Hobart, it was a place to eat that was highly recommended to us by the locals. The decor of Pancho Villa looks like something out of the Adams Family residence. It is very dark – the kind of place where we found it hard to read the menu. Candles (real and electric) provided the illumination. We felt that the figure in the large painting kept starting us. We forget what many restaurants look like soon after the visit. But Pancho Villa’s interior is something we will remember for a long time.
There are not many Mexican restaurants in Singapore. Mexican cuisine is also not something that often comes to mind when the time comes to decide where to eat. As it has been some time since our last visit to a Mexican restaurant in Singapore, we thought it was time to have some Mexican for lunch. We headed for the El Mero Mero Mexican Restaurant in CHIJMES, just across the road from Raffles City.
The restaurant that was formerly known as Spruce at Phoenix Park is now known as Coyote Tex Mex Grill & Bar. We visited this newly opened Coyote Singapore Mexican restaurant recently. Apart from some minor changes and a new menu, the premises and the friendly service of Spruce seemed to have been substantially carried over to the new restaurant at Phoenix Park, off Tanglin Road Singapore. It is still operated by the Spruce folks.