The day before we flew off to Chicago, we met up with W and G for dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Casa Latina. This is supposed to be a true authentic Mexican restaurant. As my Mexican co-worker will say, most Mexican food that is found, even in the U.S, is tex-mex food. Burritos aren't authentic Mexican cuisine and the food is cooked in a slightly different way. Frankly speaking, I can't quite tell the difference except whether it is good or bad Mexican food :P
It's a really nice cosy restaurant. Reservations are recommended as they do get packed. We were tad unlucky to choose a day where a big group was dining and that slowed down the overall service considerably. My friends mentioned that the service is usually brisk but for that evening, it took 45 minutes for our appetizers to arrive and at least 20 minutes for our drinks. That's unacceptable to me but apparently, they were rather short-staffed in the kitchen and the group of 20 weren't helping.
On that evening, I was feeling rather poorly. Drugged with my cocktail of medication of anti-biotics and cough mixture, I wasn't in the best mood. Moreover, I had lost my voice so I think my senses weren't the best which affected my overall experience.
The guys were raving over the red and green salsa that was served with the tortilla chips. The soups that we ordered were very tasty but very salty. I didn't enjoy my quesadilla probably because my taste buds were bland but the rest had an enjoyable meal. I'm definitely heading back again when I'm well and able to make a better judgement of the food but if anyone is looking for a Mexican place other than Cafe Iguana's or Margarita's, give Casa Latina a shot. Also, GST and service charged isn't included in the bill so that's a huge plus and you can
decide if you wish to tip or not. Casa Latina
42 Waterloo Street
+65 6884 6929
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