Bangkok Bites: 5 Mexican Siesta Inducers

By Mark Wiens 1 Comment

This is a delayed Bangkok Bite, brought to you by a serious Cinco de Mayo hangover.

This year’s holiday happened to coincide with Thai holiday. What better occasion to have work-free day to hop down to Bangkok’s best Mexican joint for a par-tay. Here’s today’s international food porn shot of a grilled steak torta, specially treated with a layer of beans, fresh avocado and the spiciest sauce they had nearby. Mouth watering! There was barely an opportunity to photograph this beast.

Special Menu: Steak Torta
Special Menu: Steak Torta

Don’t want you to think this our first siesta inducer, so here are some more bonus shots from trips to La Monita Taqueria. These big boys are on the regular menu, unlike the deliciousness above.

Carne Asada Fries
Carne Asada Fries

The starter dish that’s big enough to finish you. You can order a larger basket of fries if you come in a group, but as a warning this can easily be a meal in itself.  The fries come covered in carne asada steak, guacamole, salsa, cheese and sour cream.

Chicken Quesadilla
Chicken Quesadilla

Underneath that layer of cheese and sauce is chicken quesadilla somewhere. The plate comes smokin’ try not to burn your mouth!

Chimichanga: Deep Fried Burrito
Chimichanga: Deep Fried Burrito

The opposite of the quesadilla that’s smothered in sauce this little fat thing is drop kicked into the deep fryer.

Wet Dream Burrito
Wet Burrito

If you’re new to Mexican, just think of this as the quesadilla version of a burrito. You’re assured to make a mess, this most likely the reason we’ve come to refer to this sleep maker as the Wet Dream Burrito.

Sorry if we should have warned you those would make your vision blurry. Time for a nap until the next hot plate! Zzzzzzzzzz


How to get to La Monita Taqueria:

888/26 มหาทุนพลาซ่า เพลินจิต ปทุมวัน, 888/26 Mahatun Plaza, Ploenchit Road, Patumwan  Bangkok, Bangkok

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  • Jay

    10 years ago

    Stop – you are making me hungry!  Great pics.  Jay