JKTGO’s Favourite: Spanish and Mexican Restaurants
Hey JKTGOers, this week we’re back with our favourite Mexican restaurants in town. For quite some time now, Jakartans have long looked to hearty Mexican food to accompany their after work drinks. Some of these restaurants you may have heard before, while others may having you reaching out for Google. One thing is certain though – you definitely have to try them this weekend!
Por Que No, Menteng
Por Que No, Menteng is an upscale Spanish tapas restaurant located on the lofty rooftop of De Ritz Building. What we love the most about Por Que No is that it’s managed to put the fun back into wining and dining. Classic tapas dishes have had their presentation reinvented all the while maintaining the authenticity of their Spanish flavours. If you’re feeling slightly adventurous, we recommend trying the Nicole gummy-bear shots.
Sunday; 12:00 – 00:00
Tuesday – Thursday; 12:00 – 00:00
Friday – Saturday; 12:00 – 2:00am
Where: De Ritz Building, Lv. 5
Jl. Hos Cokroaminoto No. 91,
Menteng, Central Jakarta
More Info: +6221 3901 950
Amigos Bar & Cantina
Amigos Bar & Cantina, while not exclusively Mexican, serves up some great traditional American and Tex-Mex dishes. The Amigos Bar & Cantina is one of Jakarta’s long-running Mexican restaurants, and when a restaurant has stood the test of time, who are we to judge? Good food, good crowd, good music and good times. If you’re after some quesadillas, fajitas or nachos, then this is definitely the place to go!
When: Sunday – Thursday; 8:00 – 00:00
Friday – Saturday; 8:00 – 2:00am
Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav E-43
Bellagio Boutique Mall, GF No. 11-12
Kawasan Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta
Kemang Club Villas,
Jl. Kemang Selatan No. 1,
Kemang, South Jakarta
More Info: Chope Reservation Site
Gonzo’s Tex Mex Grill & Margarita Bar
One of the relatively newer and smaller Tex Mex Grills in Jakarta, Gonzo’s Tex Mex Grill & Margarita Bar is small, quiet restaurant located in Lotte Avenue, Ciputra World. Perfect for family weekends or work-day lunches. They also have a great Buy-1-Get-1 Lunch special that we love almost as much as their IDR 50,000 Margaritas during Happy Hour!
When: Monday – Sunday; 10:00 – 22:00
Where: Ciputra World, Lotte Shopping Avenue
Lower Ground (next to Ranch Market),
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio, Karet
More Info: +6221 2188 9061, ext: 748
Picante Mexican Grill, Sudirman
For something a little less traditional and a little more international, Picante Mexican Grill suits the bill. From burgers to pastas, everything has been Mexicanised with fresh flavours from our South America. It’s also in the perfect place for a mid-week workday lunch with friends. Spacious and bright, they also have a good range of drinks as well. If it’s your first time, we recommend you try their soft tacos.
When: Monday – Thursday; 7:00 – 20:00
Friday; 7:00 – 21:00
Sunday; 8:00 – 14:000
Where: Graha Niaga, CIMB Niaga Building, GF,
Jl. Jend. Sudirman, SCBD
More Info: +6221 2505 559
Hacienda Bar & Grill, Senayan
Another oldie but goodie, Hacienda Bar & Grill can get more than a little crowded on weekend nights, so while there is restaurant seating, we would recommend you eat light and sit at the bar instead. If it’s your first time visiting Hacienda, pull a Deadpool and order yourself a chimichanga or two as well as a couple of drinks. Hacienda isn’t the cheapest place to eat and drink, but it’s got a good atmosphere for a night out on the town with friends.
When: Monday – Sunday;
11:30 – 16:00, 18:00 – 00:00
Where: Plaza Senayan Arcadia,
Jl. New Delhi No. 9, Pintu 1 Senayan,
Senayan, South Jakarta