Think of a Mexican meal and you usually picture a dish that's got plenty of spice to it. Of course, the amount of kick you'll get in a Mexican dish depends on just how much spice and chilli is used, but the spicy flavours are all part of the appeal - there's nothing bland about authentic Mexican cooking.
Singapore has plenty of fab Mexican eateries to choose from, so whenever you're in the mood for a spicy Mexican feast, you can have one. We've rounded up three different places to try some of the tastiest spicy Mexican food in the city.
Ceviche is a starter that's popular throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In Mexican cooking, ceviche is a mix of either raw fish, raw prawns or the two combined, served in fresh lime, tomatoes and Mexican chilli. It's usually served with corn chips, and is a zesty and spicy way to start any Mexican meal. You'll find Ceviche on the appetizer menu at La Salsa on Dempsey Road.
At Vatos Urban Tacos, try the Chimichurri Chicken that comes with either two or three tacos. Chimichurri is a sauce that's made with parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, red pepper and vinegar. It's used as a marinade or spooned or brushed onto meat while it cooks, but it can also be served as a condiment.
Burritos are one of the most popular Mexican dishes eaten around the world today. The basic burrito consists of a large flour tortilla with a filling, often in Mexico it comes with just meat and refried beans. The exported burrito, though, has evolved into something more complicated - with salads and dressings thrown in for good measure, and extra sauces on the side like salsa verde.
And these days, you don't even need the tortilla to enjoy a burrito. For anyone who loves burritos, you have to try the spicy burrito bowls at Guzman Y Gomez. It's a hearty portion of rice, jack cheese, vegetarian black beans and salsa, topped with a filling of your choice - spicy slow roasted pork, spicy grilled steak or spicy grilled chicken. If you like your meal with a little less kick, choose the mild slow roasted beef, sauted vegetables or pan seared barramundi burrito bowls instead.
Mix and match a few different dishes to share with friends, or if you're looking for the same great tastes in a smaller portion size, then choose the same flavours in a mini burrito instead.
4. Spicy snacks
Snacks can also be a great way to try out spicy Mexican flavours. At Barrio by Mex Out, you could order cheese stuffed jalapenos that are deep-fried, or fried chicken wings that have been tossed in the house hot sauce. Alternatively, go for the classic Mexican snack - loaded Nachos which come filled with home-made smoky chilli con carne, guacamole and cheese. Have a nice cool beer at the ready to calm down your tastebuds!
Have we got you looking forward to a burrito, taco or some loaded nachos tonight? All of these great dishes and whole lot more are available to be brought straight to your door by Deliveroo.