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Best Mexican Tacos in Singapore: Papi’s Tacos 2023

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Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Traveling Foodie Extraordinaire

Papi's Tacos: a revisit in 2023, to dine on the very best tacos and Mexican street food in Singapore

Papi’s Tacos: Craving a fiesta for your taste buds? Look no further than the bustling streets of Singapore, where Papi’s Tacos is dishing out Mexican magic that’ll have your taste buds doing the salsa! From tantalizing tacos to mouthwatering frozen margaritas, they’re turning Seah Street into a spicy haven.

But hold on, what’s the secret behind this taqueria sensation? Short answer: It’s the genuine Mexican flavorrs in every bite and the vibrant atmosphere that transports you straight to the heart of Mexico. Yes, Papi is Mexican and uses family recipes to knock your socks off.

I’ll call it: Papi’s Tacos has the best frozen margaritas in Singapore and the best tacos in Singapore.

So, why should you keep reading? We’re diving deep into Papi’s Tacos, spilling the beans on their menu, must-try delights, and the secret ingredient that keeps everyone coming back for more! Get ready for a south-of-the-border adventure that’ll make your stomach rumble and your taste buds tango. Ole!

papi's tacos exterior seah street
papi's tacos interior

We were here about 14:30 so had the pick of the tables as the kitchen wasn’t open. Which actually was the plan for us as we were there for a refreshing Papi’s Tacos Frozen Margarita or THREE. 

As we waited I popped in to get some snaps and smelt the food being prepped for service at 15:00. OK, I made the decision to hang around for a snack or two. Read on for that food experience readers.

papi's tacos frozen margarita

The very best frozen margaritas in Singapore. 

Perfect on a hot Singaporean day…

@ SGD $15 a glass, or $65 for 1L.

What did we eat today at Papi's Taco's today?

papi's tacos brisket cooking tacos de suadero

This is what I could not get last time we dined here. Papi’s Tacos 5-hour slow-cook brisket. Today I am camping outside and not moving until I get this. 

papi's tacos tacos de cochinita pibil cooking

And here bubbling away is the slow-cooked pulled pork, ready to go into:

Papi’s Tacos  De Cochinita Pibil.

@ SGD $16/22

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 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 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

I dare you to try Chef Papi's hot sauces, well the red one specifically. 350,000 Scovilles baby. Jude and me 'had a moment', but I will say it was absolutely stunning, just fricking super-spicy haha.

papi's tacos hot sauces

Click to get the Papi's Taco Menu at Seah Street

People also asked about Papi's Tacos on Seah Street

Is Papi’s Tacos halal?

Papi’s Tacos offers a range of dishes including pork. It is not halal-certified as they are also selling alcohol.

Where is Papi’s Tacos located in Singapore?

Papi’s Tacos is situated at 39 Seah Street #01-01, Singapore 188395. Very close to Raffles Hotel.

What’s on the menu at Papi’s Tacos?

The menu at Papi’s Tacos features a variety of authentic Mexican delights such as Tacos Al Pastor, Burritos, Quesadillas, and more. Just click the link above more the full menu.

Do they offer delivery services?

Yes, Papi’s Tacos offers online delivery and pickup options. You can order through platforms like Oddle, Deliveroo, and Foodpanda.

When is happy hour at Papi’s Tacos?

Papi’s Tacos offers happy hour daily from 3 pm to 7 pm. It’s the perfect time to enjoy their Mexican cuisine along with special deals on drinks.

Can I make reservations at Papi’s Tacos?

Yes, you can make reservations at Papi’s Tacos. You can book a table by clicking the red buttons at the top of the blog page.

Are there other Papi’s Tacos locations besides Seah Street?

Yes, Papi’s Tacos has multiple locations in Singapore. You can check their official website for a list of all their branches.

What sets Papi’s Tacos apart from other Mexican restaurants in Singapore?

Papi’s Tacos stands out for its vibrant and authentic Mexican dining experience. With a variety of dishes and a cozy atmosphere, they bring the flavors of Mexico to Singapore.

What’s the customer rating for Papi’s Tacos?

Papi’s Tacos has a customer rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 based on Google reviews, indicating a positive dining experience for many customers.

What’s the specialty dish at Papi’s Tacos that I shouldn’t miss?

One of the must-try dishes at Papi’s Tacos is the Tacos Al Pastor, a flavorful Mexican classic that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Papi's Tacos
Image c/o Papi's Tacos

Where can you find authentic Mexican food in Singapore? Well one of those places is Papi’s Tacos.

A neighborhood Taqueria in the heart of Singapore as they state is truly where you will find incredible tacos that are addictive!

The introduction of Papi’s Tacos in the Lion City heralds the entrance of genuine, hassle-free Mexican gastronomy that is reminiscent of the casual street eating culture of Central Mexico.

Diners are treated to genuine hospitality from Head Chef and Partner Mauricio Espinoza, as well as a warm, welcoming ambiance and authentic, traditional cuisine. Mauricio (or Papi, as we call him) comes from the little village of Papalotla, Mexico, and he brings his culture to a variety of straightforward yet delicious tacos other traditional cuisine. The masterminds of the famed cocktail bar Employees Only have created a simple menu of bebidas and delicious margaritas to complement the authentic Mexican cuisine.

Papi’s Tacos serves customers in their restaurant, caters, and hosts private parties nonstop. Papi welcomes you anytime of day or night, whether it’s for lunch, dinner, happy hour, a midday margarita, or a late night taco!

Papi's Tacos Review - Seah Street

I love surprises, especially when it comes to food. This is one such wonderful example.

My Wifey and I were on staycation for our anniversary & my birthday. I chose a wonderful boutique hotel in Seah Street right next to Raffles Hotel – sort of in the city, but not in the city. Chosen for the boutique chic and also the rooftop bar overlooking our beautiful little city. Naumi Hotel. We had lunch planned & booked the next day – but not dinner on Sunday. Where to go?

We did a loop walk of a few blocks, including Liang Seah Street which is now almost 100% hotpot restaurants as far as the eye can see. How that place has changed since I worked close by and it used to be a drinking hole for us at Caesar’s & Beavers… The good old days.

Papi's Tacos - Tacos & Margaritas

So we completed a loop and ended up back at the hotel and walked into next door. Literally next door and Papi’s Tacos. I’ll say it again – this is TINY in stature but boy do they make up for that with its coolness, staff, flavours and textures, awesome margaritas and just a wonderful ambience even with only 2 people seating. It is just BRILLIANT.

If you want superb Mexican food from a ‘real’ Mexican? Papi’s Tacos are it!

If you want reasonably priced food and drinks in the city (next to Raffles Hotel just out of interest)?

If you want to have fun whilst you eat?

In fact, do you want some of the best tacos & Mexican food accompanied by the very best frozen Margaritas you will ever have likely in Singapore?

Even the team at the Mexican Embassy speak highly of this place, so they can’t be wrong!

Look no further. Get yourself to Seah Street and see the crew from Papi’s Tacos. You will NOT be disappointed. Well, you will be if you can’t get a table!!!

Papi's Tacos Menu

Papi's Tacos Opening Times

SUNDAY-THURSDAY
12PM-2:30PM | 5PM – 10:30PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

12PM-2:30PM | 5PM – 11PM

Papi's Tacos Location - Seah Street

Address: 39 Seah Street, #01-01, Singapore 188395

Papi's Tacos Location - Tanjong Pagar

Address: 33 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, Singapore 088456

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