These restaurants offer classic and modern interpretations of Mexican and Tex-Mex staples like burritos, quesadillas and tacos, along with margaritas in full flow.

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Barrio Bonito 

The Commons’ Koh Chang blow-in, decked out with Day of the Dead skulls, doles out full-flavored tacos, burritos, ceviche and other antojitos (appetizers) in a fun, communal setting. The best-selling tacos de barbacoa feature seven-hour slow-cooked lamb marinated in ancho chili paste with fresh coriander and onion, but we suggest the lip-smacking tacos placeros, in which corn tortillas are filled with beans, salsa fresca, crumbled cheese and crispy pork rinds, served with a side of avocado mousse.

The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 092-331-5203. Open daily noon-11pm.

 

Charley Brown’s 

At this former Suk 11 stalwart’s latest home in Asoke, the decor’s as vibrant as always, while the menu’s packed with Tex-Mex favorites. As this is perhaps the only place in town that uses Maseca corn flour for its tortillas along with a traditional cast iron press, you’ll want to try the chicken taquitos: amazing rolled tacos filled with spicy, pulled chicken deep-fried until crisp. Order some guacamole for dipping and a passion-fruit margarita for good measure.

G/F, iCheck Inn Hotel, 19/9-10 Sukhumvit Soi 19, 02-651-2215. Open Tue-Sun noon-midnight; Mon 5pm-midnight.

 

La Monita Taqueria 

At Sukhumvit’s enduring favorite for an after-work burrito and beer, you’ll find flavor to rival the streets of Mexico. Go for the carne asada taco Mexi-style, with its tender, flavorful New Zealand rib eye steak, chopped white onion and cilantro. The Cali-style version adds guacamole, salsa, sour cream and cheese.

888/25-26 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-650-9581. Open Mon-Fri 11am-11pm; Sat-Sun 10am-11pm.

 

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Tacos & Salsa 

Bright and bold describes not only the decor at this spruced-up shop-house, but also the food. The standout guacamole is chunky and tangy, while the Baja fish tacos with a creamy chipotle dressing are all-time. All eye-popping tablecloths, hand-decorated murals and the occasional sombrero, this restaurant is made for long and loud nights with friends.

21/3 Sukhumvit Soi 18, 02-663-6366. Open daily 11am-11pm. Other branch: On Nut.

 

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The Missing Burro 

From a shipping container-turned-kitchen, two Mexican brothers serve up Yucatan cuisine to a sprinkling of tables in a peaceful garden. The panuchos de cochinita offer a true taste of the cuisine: corn tortillas filled with roasted pork marinated in achiote, sour orange and spices cooked in a banana leaf. Wash down your decadent meal with a few too many frothy pisco sours.

145 Thonglor Soi 7, 090-913-2131. Open daily 5-11pm. 

 

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Put on your stretchy pants, forget about the macros and tuck in to BK Best Eats 2018. This is the Bangkok dining that ignores fancy restaurants and 10-course tasting menus and goes straight for the comfort food—steaming bowls of fat-rich ramen, triple-decker burgers, all-you-can-eat dim sum buffets with an extra helping of pork buns. In other words, the stuff most of us eat out, most of the time.

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