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I’m going to admit, I have never been to Mexico, I’m just a die hard Mexican food fan. The mix of spices and balance of heat is my exact soft spot, and Barrio surpassed all my expectations. Barrio by Mex Out is not a foreign name to many, in fact tons of people have been to Barrio. As do any good restaurant, Barrio has recently revamped their menu with plenty of new additions to try! (Plus their new menu is super pretty too)
Chips, Guac & Salsa ($11)
What better way to kick start a Mexican meal than with a classic serving of Corn Chips, Guacamole and Salsa? Barrio sources their corn tortilla from a local supplier who is the only one in this little red dot! Freshly fried corn chips are crisp and break off with a fresh crunch. The smooth guac makes for a silky smooth texture in your mouth and the mild flavours complement each other to a T. The salsa is the opposite of the guac. It’s more towards the liquid side but packs a punch. The heat at the end of each mouthful is a kick to your tastebuds and a refreshing start to the meal. If the salsa is too spicy for you, you can always use the guac to cool down those tastebuds! If you are up for the challenge though, you can request for their spiciest salsa which can make your mouth water.
Prawn Ceviche ($12)
Another starter, the Prawn Ceviche is light and refreshing. Served with three pieces of fried corn tortillas, this dish is definitely a great way to start off your meal. Scoop your desired amount of the Ceviche onto the tortilla and you’ll be amazed at how a simple and light dish like this can be jam packed with such flavour. There are notes of citrus and a hint of herbs, the overall dish is really clean and light. A crunch from the corn tortilla and firmness from the prawns, a medley in your mouth!
Tacos ($6, 1 pc / $17, 4 pcs / $24, 6 pcs / $38, 10 pcs)
Ask for Mexican food and one of the first things that you would be suggested to try is Tacos, so how can we miss this out? The taco platter at Barrio combines all of our favourite meats and flavours onto one taco filled platter and was simply to die for. The menu has a total of six different flavours, but the ones that are not to be missed are the Beef, Vegetarian and Fish.
The beef taco is filled with pulled beef that has been braised in house for six hours. The juices from the braising burst into your mouth with each bite and the red salsa & lime helps add a tinge of sour and freshness to the taco.
If you aren’t a fan of red meat, you can always opt for the Baja Fish which was highly raved about. Deep fried beer battered sea bass falls apart seamlessly in your mouth and the chipotle mayo gives the dish a slight kick of heat. On top of that, the taco is topped with pickled red cabbage to help liven up the flavours.