by Ashley Heil
B'mucho Cantina is a small, cozy Mexican restaurant nestled down a small alley in Yeonnam-dong (near Hongdae exit 3), and is our new favorite Mexican restaurant. Though it has been open since 2013, we have only recently discovered it after hearing about it from friends. This place is great not only because of its taste, but also because of its reasonable prices, great atmosphere, and ample portion sizes. The music and the ambiance reminded me of some Mexican restaurants from back in the states and the food was outstanding.
I started with the spicy margarita (9,000), and my friends started with the Horchata. The margarita was the best margarita I've had in Seoul so far. I loved the little bit of spicy kick it had, it really contrasted the sour flavors well. I tried my boyfriend's Horchata as well, and it was also excellent. We shared a side of guacamole and chips as an appetizer (8,000 won). It was delightful and filled with a little bit of pico de gallo and cilantro on the side. For our main dishes, my boyfriend got the Carne asada burrito (12,000 won). While he was eating, I frequently heard "mmm” coming from him and he told us it was the best burrito he’s had in Seoul so far. I ordered the Enfrijoladas (16,000 won), because It was the first time I've seen it in Korea.It’s basically a smothered tortilla dish, filled with chicken and I had it topped with chorizo as well. I was really impressed by the portion size; I’m a big eater and I could not finish it. The chicken tortillas were smothered with cheese and black beans, and the bit of spice from the chorizo contrasted so nicely with the creamy tortillas. It was such a comforting, delicious dish. My friend ordered the Enchilada Verde (14,000 won), which I tried as well and it was fantastic. The tortillas were filled with chicken and onions, and were topped with cheese and a slightly spicy green chile sauce that reminded me of Mexican food from Colorado. The portion size of the Enchilada Verde was also massive. This place can be pretty popular so make sure you get there early or are prepared to wait. We only had to wait about 5 minutes though on a Sunday night. Enjoy, and let me know what you think!
Directions: 서울특별시 마포구 연남동 227-8번지
Go to Hongdae station, exit 3.
Cross the street and walk up the left side of the road that runs at a diagonal (연회로),
Walk down the road 5-10 minutes.
Before the big intersection, turn left on the small road at 서울동부교회.
It'll be on your left. It is near Cafe Libre.
Hours: Monday: closed
Wednesday-Friday: 12:30-3:00, 5:30-10
Saturday: 1:00-3:00, 5:30-9
Sunday: 1:00-3:00, 5:30-9
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