Top 05 Mexican restaurants in Saigon deliver the authentic taste

Top 05 Mexican restaurants in Saigon deliver the authentic taste
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Mexican food is becoming increasingly popular in Vietnam’s major cities.

The diversity of ingredients, spices, and cultures is what makes Mexican cuisines so irresistible. The traditional Mexican food has earned recognition by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage contribution to humanity. Let’s check out the top 5 Mexican restaurants in Saigon that will give you a tasteful journey to beautiful Mexico.

Bandido Saigon

Bandido Saigon is among the top Mexican restaurants in Saigon. Photo by Bandido Saigon.

Bandido Saigon is among the top Mexican restaurants in Saigon. It’s the first Mexican restaurant under ''El Willy fun F&B'' that opened in December 2019. The restaurant has two floors. The first floor has an open "taco" kitchen with a tequila bar, while the second floor is a semi-outdoor rooftop with a laid-back, colorful vibe that is perfect for al fresco dining.

The design here reflects the charms of Mexican culture all over the two floors. The decorations come directly from Mexico City's flea market and the custom wallpapers are inspired by the traditional "Loteria" card game. All to bring the visitors the Mexican festival vibes.

Bandido foods are inspired by the delicious Mexican street food and colorful street culture. Photo by Agirlenroute.com.

Bandido foods are inspired by the delicious Mexican street food and colorful street culture, with a creative twist. Featuring antojitos - Mexican small plates, ceviches, and sexy tacos, plus special margaritas, and an impressive array of cocktails, tequila, and mezcal…

  • Price: 60.000 VNĐ - 400.000 VNĐ
  • Address: 24bis Dong Du, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Rico Taco

Rico Taco proudly serves diners authentic Mexican food with a hint of Vietnamese spices. Photo by thisissaigon.com 

Rico Taco proudly serves diners authentic Mexican food with a hint of Vietnamese spices. Chef Alejandro Torres Palacios try and remain true to Mexican food as found in San Luis Potosi, Alejandro’s home state. Nachos, Taco, Churros,... are among the best dishes you should try coming here.

Located on the busy Hai Ba Trung street, the busiest area of Saigon. Rico Taco seems to be outstanding with its Mexican colorful look. Rico Taco blows a new wind to the Saigon atmosphere with its dynamic Mexican foods and cultures. Rico Taco decorated the space with pictures mainly in abstract and colorful style, combined with very unique and exotic accessories.

Rico Taco is a place where the culinary cultures of Vietnam and Mexico meet. Photo by thisissaigon.com 

Rico Taco is a place where the culinary cultures of Vietnam and Mexico meet, so it is easy for diners to find authentic standard Mexican dishes or hybrid dishes between Mexican and Vietnamese.


Grinco Taco

The restaurant gives off the iconic Mexican vibes. Photo by Grinco Tacos 

Grinco Tacos started with the love for Vietnam of Chef Doug Stratton and the suggestion from his girlfriend to open a taco restaurant. He first came to Vietnam in 2005 and then 10 years later, he came back here and hasn’t looked back. Coming originally from southern California, Stratton has strong opinions about what ‘traditional’ Mexican food is, and serves up the genuine flavors of the food he’s enjoyed since childhood.

Grinco Tacos serves freshly homemade Mexican dishes. Photo by thisissaigon.com

Grinco Tacos serves homemade Mexican taco, burritos, chimichanga, tostadas, ceviche, quesadillas and churros. They make their own fresh corn tortillas and queso fresco daily. You can surely taste the true soul of Mexican food here.


Tacos Fuego

One of the great places for tacos is Tacos Fuego. Photo by Tacos Fuego

You don’t really know Mexican cuisines until you have a taco - the most popular Mexican food. Taco is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a hand-sized corn tortilla topped with a filling. A taco filling can be made of a variety of ingredients like beef, pork, chicken, seafood, beans, vegetables, and cheese. One of the great places for tacos is Tacos Fuego.

The restaurant provides Mexican food in the Southern California style. Their desire is to offer the most authentic Mexicali experience in Saigon. A classic taco shop, comfortable and cozy.

The restaurant offers a varied menu of tacos. Photo by Tacos Fuego 

They offer a varied menu of tacos with beef, chicken, fish, shrimp, mushroom, potato fillings that you can choose from. Besides tacos, many other popular Mexican dishes you can find here include burritos, quesadillas, tortas, enchiladas. The price is also very affordable at around 65.000 for tacos and 165.000 for burritos.  

  • Price: 50.000 VNĐ - 220.000 VNĐ
  • Address:
  • 48 Phạm Viết Chánh Street, Ward 19, Bình Thạnh District.
  • 26 Xuân Thuỷ Street, Ward Thảo Điền, District 2.
  • More details at: https://www.facebook.com/tacosfuegovn

Agave Saigon Mexican Bistro

At Agave, you not only can taste but also can see, hear, smell Mexico. Photo by Agave Saigon Mexican Bistro.

Agave is the first Contemporary Mexican Bistro in Vietnam created by the Mexican owner of the restaurant Macho Taco, Ricardo, and Mexican Chef, Carlos Bravo who is well known for his great cuisine while being the Chef at Marriot Phu Quoc. At Agave, the desire to serve authentic traditional Mexican food is one thing, chef Carlos also has the ambition to explore more diverse elevated Mexican cuisine.

You can find many creative dishes in the tapas section of the menu. There’s Bone Marrow with Tuna Tatar, Huevos Rancheros with Wagyu Beef Shank - a traditional breakfast consisting of eggs, tortillas, salsa, Tostada Crab Tinga, and Croquetas of Cochinita Pibil that combines Yucatan-style slow-roast pork with the classic Spanish tapas dish.

The restaurant not just serves tacos, but many diverse Mexican dishes. Photo by Agave Saigon Mexican Bistro.

You can also find a little extra with dishes from the “Los Pipirisnais” menu section. This phrase is often used to describe something luxurious, extra. “Los Pipirisnais” on the menu includes Lamb Barbacoa (lamb stew, chickpeas, chipotle salsa), Tacos Villa Melon (Cecina beef jerky, chorizo sausage, chicharron), Carne Asada (pickled onion, roasted peppers). The dishes are all grilled on a smoky wood stove at Agave. “The smoky flavor is characteristic of Mexican dishes through grilling.”

Besides the wonderful Mexican dishes, Agave also has exciting Latin music nights once in a while for diners to enjoy some fun dancing salsa, reggaeton, and Bachata. At Agave, you truly not only can taste Mexico, but can also, see, smell, and hear Mexico.