Sunday, September 23, 2007

Mexican Food in Seoul

My biggest craving since moving to Korea has been for Mexican food. Thanks to the Daily Kimchi, we found Mexican food in Korea. By subway, take exit 6 from Gangnam Station and upon leaving the station walk about one kilometer and look for the Tous Les Jours bakery which will be on your left side. Right before the bakery is an alleyway, turn left into the alley and you will see the signs for Dos Tacos. We were there on a Saturday about 3:00pm and it wasn't crowded at all.
We sat next to some other Westerners, something you don't see in Suwon everyday. We found a table and were given menus immediately. Then about three minutes later a waiter came to take our order (unusual in Korea, you normally have to wave over the waitstaff). We started to speak in our limited Korean only to find out the waiter spoke perfect English. I was also surprised to hear English being spoken exclusively by Westerners and Koreans alike. It felt really strange to hear all the English.
This is my chicken burrito which cost $5.50 USD. It came with plenty of chicken, sour cream, lettuce, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, onions, rice and a delicious salsa. They also had a spicy sauce you could add but the waiter said it was very spicy so we passed.
Curt ordered the chili burrito for $9.00 USD. His burrito came with beef, cheese, fried rice, chili bean, onion, jalapeno, olive, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, lettuce, and salsa. He said it was delicious. This definitely soothed our Mexican craving and we will be going back!


Gdog said...

You're welcome for the heads up on Dos Tacos! The food there was excellent--I'm actually craving it back home! :)

Becky said...

Your blog was definitely an answer to our prayers! Is there a Chili's in Seoul? I love their chips and salsa. I'm also missing Chipotle's.

CreekHiker said...

Becky, You need to look for some of your California favorites: Cheescake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen?? What about Indian food???

When I lived in Buenos Aires, it was such a find to find "foreign" food.

Miss you and hope you are well!!

Helena said...

There's an Indian restaurant in Itaewon called Ashoka (or there was--I'd assume it's still there. It's pretty big and prominently placed. Easy to find). It's pretty expensive but very good. There was also a Pakistani place behind it that was *slightly* cheaper and also very good. Mmmmmmm.

A Korean girl once told me that she didn't like Mexican food because it was too spicy, which kind of made me laugh. Makes me wonder what a Mexican would think of Korean food. Maybe it's all in what *kind* of spicy you're used to.

Becky said...

Holly - we thought we had found a Chili's in Seoul, then found out it closed in May. I think we may have more luck in Itaewon.

Helena - I just read your comment on Itaewon. I'll have to resarch it. I'm also craving sauerkraut and I hear there is a Western market in Itaewon that has it.

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