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Papis Tacos: Best Mexican on Joo Chiat Road, new for 2023

Papis Tacos BREAKING NEWS: Our mates from Papis Tacos on Seah Street will be opening a new location in 2023 in the heart of Katong: smack bang in the middle of it actually. They’re not open yet though folks, as this is an Islifearecipe.net ‘scoop’. We’ll commit to keeping this blog up to date wth opening dates and times.

You will soon have the best authentic Mexican food in Singapore available on the East Coast.

Islifearecipe.net rates them in our previous reviews as the very best tacos in Singapore, and the best frozen margaritas in Singapore. So, the fact that they are now opening even closer to home for us is a beauty. These boys also serve up our mate’s finest of fine tequila: Tequila Stop.

Here’s what you can expect at Papis Tacos Joo Chiat Katong…

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Photo courtesy of Papis Tacos Facebook Site

papi's tacos brisket tacos de suadero

Papi’s Tacos Brisket Tacos de Suadero

Here is that stunning brisket now buddied up with all the other ingredients in the taco. A thing of absolute beauty. Best tacos in Singapore.

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket, Homemade Salsa Verde, Pickled Red Onions, and Coriander.

@ SGD $16/22

papi's tacos esquites

Papi’s Tacos Esquites

Off-the-Cob Grilled Street Corn. Smoked Chipotle Aioli, Mexican Cheese. This is incredible, especially with the icy-cold Margarita. A heavenly pairing.

@ SGD $9

papi's tacos chips and guacamole

You simply have to try this. Homemade all the way through, super fresh and zinging with flavours, and textures. Even Jude Jude got stuck into this today, and he’s not normally a lover of ‘green stuff’. Fried corn tortillas and avocado dip.

Papi’s Tacos Chips and Guacamole

@ SGD $10

Papi’s Tacos Joo Chiat Katong: very likely what you’re going to be getting

Papis Tacos is a well-known Mexican restaurant in Singapore, offering an authentic taste of Mexico’s culinary delights. With its main location situated at 39 Seah Street in the bustling heart of Singapore, Papi’s Tacos has become a popular destination for those craving Mexican flavors. The restaurant specializes in serving a variety of Mexican dishes, including tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more. The vibrant and cozy atmosphere of Papi’s Tacos aims to bring a slice of Mexican street dining culture to the city.

Menu and Offerings

Papi’s Tacos offers a diverse menu that caters to different preferences. Guests can indulge in a range of options, from traditional tacos filled with flavourful ingredients to burritos bursting with savory goodness. The restaurant also serves margaritas and features happy-hour specials. This establishment provides an opportunity to experience the vibrant and bold flavours of Mexican cuisine, making it a go-to spot for those seeking an authentic culinary experience.

Try the brisket tacos with the hot sauce, and ensure you have a frozen margarita in your hand.

Reviews and Recognition

Papi’s Tacos has garnered positive reviews from both locals and visitors, with praise for its genuine Mexican flavors and casual dining experience. The restaurant’s commitment to bringing an authentic taste of Mexico to Singapore has contributed to its popularity.

Conclusions of Papis Tacos Joo Chiat Katong, and Why it’s seriously worth the Wait…

Craving the zest of Mexico’s culinary wonders in the heart of Singapore? Look no further than Papi’s Tacos! This vibrant taqueria is your passport to an explosion of authentic Mexican flavors and laid-back street dining vibes, which is soon to be all tucked away on Joo Chiat in Kating. From tantalizing tacos to zesty burritos and oh-so-refreshing margaritas (the best), Papi’s Tacos has got you covered. Just be patient as you will need to wait before you can dive into the fiesta of flavours that await you at this cozy Mexican gem when it opens in Joo Chiat Katong!

Tacos, Tacos, Tacos! – Ever wondered what genuine Mexican street food tastes like? Brace yourself for the taco extravaganza that Papi’s Tacos has in store when it opens on East Coast. Add to that their Margarita Magic – Can’t beat the heat? At Papi’s Tacos, the frozen margaritas flow like there’s no tomorrow. We’re not just talking about any margaritas; we’re talking about ice-cold, lip-smacking margaritas that perfectly complement your Mexican feast.

You just can’t beat it, believe me!!! Islifearecipe.net is tracking carefully the opening of the new locale so that we can dive into that brisket taco fest, hot sauce, and frozen margaritas. Bring it on Papi, and welcome to the East Coast Hood!!!

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Papis Tacos Katong - Islifearecipe attends the Soft Launch 3rd October 2023

Papi’s Tacos in Katong is an authentic Mexican restaurant located at 450 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427663. They offer a variety of Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and margaritas. The restaurant’s operating hours are from Monday to Thursday, 12 PM to 2:30 PM and 5 PM to 11 PM, with last orders for food taken at 2:30 PM and 10 PM. On Fridays, they are open from 12 PM to 2:30 AM and 5 PM to 12 AM. Papi’s Tacos is known for its no-frills, cold margaritas and vibrant Mexican flavors, making it a popular spot for Mexican cuisine enthusiasts, now in Katong.

🌮 Hold onto your sombreros amigos and get ready for a fiesta of flavors because we’re about to take an adventure that’ll leave your taste buds doing the Mexican hat dance! Welcome to Papi’s Tacos Katong, where the tacos are as authentic as the Mexican sun and the margaritas are cooler than a cucumber wearing sunglasses.

🇲🇽 Papi’s Tacos Katong is your ticket to a Mexican food extravaganza in the heart of the East Coast of Singapore.

🎉 You stroll down the colorful streets of Katong, near the i12 end and suddenly, the aroma of sizzling meats and the sound of mariachi music lure you towards a place that feels like a slice of Mexico right here in Katong. Papi’s Tacos is not just a restaurant; it’s a flavor-packed journey that takes you south of the USA border without leaving the island.

🌯 Papi and crew are offering up a mouthwatering menu that’s bursting with tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and the legendary margaritas.  “¡Delicioso!”

Papis Taco Katong: Exterior...

Like the Seah Street locale, this is small but is punching way above its weight. It has, overnight, become THE place to dine on Joo Chiat Road. I’ll be coming back once a week to get my taco and margarita fix. So I’ll be seeing you there.

papis tacos katong exterior
papis tacos katong islifearecipe

The Islifearecipe crew + mates. What a soft launch this was. Super smooth, no hiccups. Consistently incredible; food and drinks with the most wonderful crew. #BEPROUD Papi, you’re such a winning model here my friend. 

Papis Tacos Katong: Interior...

papis tacos katong interior

It’s vibrant and uber cool, with banging toonz wafting around your ears. You sit and immediately drift away to the streets of Mexico, such is the ambiance of Papi’s Tacos Katong.

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Papis Tacos Katong: The crew...

papis tacos katong the owner el guapo

The Guv’nor. Mauricio AKA Papi, and crew. The living legend of tacos in Singapore.

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Service with a continuous smile. What a crew Papi has assembled here at their Katong branch.

Papis Tacos Katong: The Drinks...



papis tacos katong lime margarita

Lime Margarita

@ $16 Gls / $65 Jug

Just the very best Margaritas in Singapore and beyond. I could drink these all night long, and I did. The perfect balance of sour, salt, and tequila. Stunners!!!

papis tacos katong cerveza and margarita

A marriage made in heaven!!!

Lime margarita + Pacifico Cerveza from Mexico.

@ $13 a bottle or $60 for a bucket of 5

papis tacos katong three margaritas

The THREE amigos.

Spicy Mango Margarita, Hibisco Margarita, and Tamarindo Margarita.

@ $10 in Happy Hour (see below)

You beauties!!!

papis tacos katong happy hour sign

Papis Tacos Katong happy: The Food...

papis tacos katong tacos

Pescado A La Parrilla Tacos: Grilled Cod Fish, Pickled Carrots, and Radicchio, Topped with Grilled Pineapple Salsa and Chipotle Aioli, Served on Flour Tortilla

@ $17 for 2 Pcs

Not one for me, but suffice it to say, that looks incredible. Feedback from those eating this was that it was exceptional. Extremely flavourful and so very fresh.

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El Puerco Tacos: Smoked Pork Cochinita Pibil, Diced Onion Coriander, Pickled Onions and Guajillo Salsa

@ $17 for 2 Pcs

Bosh, these are beauties. Pulled pork heaven, seriously smokey pork with textures and flavours bursting all over the place on top of that. Simply delicious. 

papis tacos katong smorgasbord

Papi’s Tacos Katong Smorgasbord…

Yes we ordered and ordered hard. What a thing of beauty this platter is… Superb job El Guapo and the Papi’s Taco crew. 

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Brisket A La Parrilla Tacos: Smoked Beef Brisket (WOOF!!!), Diced Onion Coriander, Pickled Onions and Verde Salsa

@ $18 for 2 Pcs

Just stunning. You may remember my first trip to Papi’s Tacos on Seah Street these bad boys were not available and I nearly cried. Well, on the second trip, they were available and that’s when the love affair started. These will knock your socks off. Best tacos on the planet.

papis tacos katong tortillas

Holy Trinity: Fried Corn Tortillas, Fresh Tomato Salsa, and Avocado Dip.

@ $13

Just the best Tortillas ever. It’s a must-try, folks. Get your icy-cold Cerveza open and get chomping and guzzling.

What does Papi's Tacos Katong have to say about itself?

Reflecting the informal street dining culture of Central Mexico, Papi's Tacos represents the long-awaited arrival of authentic, fuss-free Mexican fare in the Lion City. Along with a convivial atmosphere and honest food steeped in tradition, diners are welcomed with heartfelt hospitality from a kitchen helmed by Head Chef and Partner, Mauricio Espinoza. Mauricio (or Papi, as we like to call him), hails from the small town of Papalotla, Mexico and brings his heritage to an array of simple, yet mouthwatering tacos and native dishes. And because no taqueria is complete without the requisite selection of high-quality tequilas, guests are treated to a straightforward menu of bebidas and refreshing margaritas from the gurus behind the legendary cocktail bar Employees Only. Papi's Tacos is open all day for walk-ins and available for catering + private events. Whether it's for lunch, dinner, happy hour, a midday margarita, or late night taco, Papi has a seat for you!

What are the opening hours of Papi's Tacos Katong?


FRIDAY 12PM – 2:30PM | 5PM – 12AM (LAST ORDERS FOR FOOD – 2:30PM | 10:30PM)

SATURDAY 11AM – 2:30PM | 5PM – 12 AM (LAST ORDERS FOR FOOD – 2:30PM | 10:30PM)

SUNDAY 11AM – 2:30PM | 5PM – 11PM (LAST ORDERS FOR FOOD – 2:30PM | 10PM)

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