Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 00:00
Fri: 12:00 - 02:00
Sat & Sun: 17:00 - 02:00
An offshoot of the BluJaz Café, which occupies an adjacent corner in the same neighbourhood, Piedra Negra is a Mexican restaurant that takes up two units of adjoining shop house space at the sleepier end of the hip Arab Street enclave.
This new mexican restaurant in the arab street precinct is very colourful and eye catching from the street. We ate outside and I never actually ventured in unfortunately, but it looks very well decorated, and a fun place to dine and enjoy the colourful surrounds. As for the food:
Guacamole with corn chips ($8.90+): For starters, a large bowl of tortilla chips that are very tasty/moorish, yum. The guacamole is also very smooth and good tasting, a great appetiser.
Burrito de Norte ($13.90+): A plump wrap with tender beef, rice, lettuce, etc and quite a decent level of spice. Served piping hot and with a side of interesting/different looking potato fries (they look like flat squashed wedges, or something like that). Enjoyable but perhaps slightly too spicy for me, next time I'll try the tacos.
Freshly squeezed lime juice ($3+): Nothing much to say, but it does taste freshly squeezed unlike the sweet commercial versions, so $3 is good price considering.
Overall I recommend, especially for mexican lovers this is worth a go!
The location and interior was a fun one. But other than the fact that my friend's shrimp tacos came with starfruit slices, the food was disappointing. The shredded beef was my enchiladas only saving grace which was encased by a spongy, soggy tortilla wrap like it's been sitting on the kitchen counter for ages. Also, there wasn't anything else in the enchiladas. No onions, no bell peppers or iceberg lettuce, not even sour cream on the top. The spicy habanero salsa (if that was the stuff drowning the enchiladas) didn't taste fresh but instead had a muddy, murky taste to it. And yes, I created an account just to make a review of the dish that had a chefs recommendation hat next to its name on the menu.
Great place to wind down after a day's work. Had the above with chips, vegetarian quesadilla and a cappucino. The bar above was blocked for entry which was a letdown as I was previously there for a wedding reception and enjoyed my visit.