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Lower East Side Taqueria

Latin AmericanMexican
Lower East Side Taqueria is the first Mexican-inspired concept to hit the popular dining enclave along breezy East Coast Road. Taste the tempting menu of tacos, burritos, and hearty meats amidst a quirky and vibrant restaurant-bar setting.

Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 23:00

Sat - Sun: 10:00 - 00:00

+65 98244009
+65 63481302
$46 based on 12 submissions
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bright flavours, rich food, beautiful space

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this is a good place to come to, with the bright colors, a well-stocked bar, chirpy service (if you get the nice caucasian lady), and flavors that are fresh and crisp.   it was pure happenstance that we came to this place: it looked cool, sounded new-yorkish cool, and that beautiful interior sure is welcoming.

mexican food is always hearty, what with its copious use of fat and meat and grains, and we were pretty darn full here with three dishes between two. the dishes are well-priced, food comes in crazy-hand-burning casserole dishes that are almost definitely larger than recommended serving size, service is mostly friendly (except for a dude behind the bar who took over when our lovely waitress was busy), and the place is beautifully done out.

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Chorizo
09 Aug 2014 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Worst Tacos ever (Service and Poor Table Maintenance)

Lifestyle listed this place as best 5 Tacos so it was my to do to try it. No one served us so we just picked a table and then was told we have to sit at the alfresco at one of the bar table. The bar table and the accompanying bar seats feels awkward for height unless you are super tall. Nonetheless, we continued but then. The table started wobbling badly. Informed the waitress and she disappeared. A guy in blue polo came over and took our order. After placing our order, I asked if he could have some paper and stacked it under the stand as it is wobbling since things might topple if we don't hold it down constantly. He said it is not that bad and went off. There was another guy complaining to him about the table and had to change table. We ordered the Corn Chips with 3 sauces. The accompanying sauces were too little. (photos attached). Had the tilapia taco and it was stuffed with rice garnish and a tiny piece of fish. Had chorizo taco and it was the same thing except the chorizo was chopped up and didn't have the kick. It is served as 3 for a choice so you can't have much variety except mouth of rice and garnish. So ordered quesaillas - the campesinos and I don't know what went wrong with the dish. Nothing Mexican about this joint at all. We left half our food and called for the bill. Got up and the disaster happened, the table wobbled till our bottles crashed to the floor and damaged my phone. Waiter wasn't even apologetic and said it isn't their fault. No discount, just denying. If you want to just chill with a drink, ya not bad place. If you are going there for food, I would say don't waste your money here.
beautiful dishes
15 May 2014 • 245 reviews • 1 follower

bright flavours, rich food, beautiful space

hotos and more: 

this is a good place to come to, with the bright colors, a well-stocked bar, chirpy service (if you get the nice caucasian lady), and flavors that are fresh and crisp.   it was pure happenstance that we came to this place: it looked cool, sounded new-yorkish cool, and that beautiful interior sure is welcoming.

mexican food is always hearty, what with its copious use of fat and meat and grains, and we were pretty darn full here with three dishes between two. the dishes are well-priced, food comes in crazy-hand-burning casserole dishes that are almost definitely larger than recommended serving size, service is mostly friendly (except for a dude behind the bar who took over when our lovely waitress was busy), and the place is beautifully done out.
13 May 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Nice food and amazing Happy Hour

Nice mexican inspired food, large choice of tequila, happy hour 1 for 1 from opening until 8pm.
Ambience very cool. Good value for money.
Love the spiciness level choice.
Beware from 3 above!
03 May 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

beware of plastic/glass in food

this is my first time writing a review as I believe  those who are considering dining here should know about this

my dining companion ordered a quesadilla and was 1/3 through his meal when he spat out a half inch size translucent glass piece with jagged edges, which looked like the base of a bottle/jar (restaurant later told us it was a plastic piece). this negative experience was exacerbated by poor service recovery - we requested to see the manager and was told that he was not around nor contactable. they offered to cook another dish, we declined and requested to waiwhichever charge for the dish, which they did.we also requested to examine the plhasty piece again, but was refused, the server said "they had already thrown it away"


16 Mar 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Not Mexican

On the outside it looks great – but this is not Mexican.  We had both the fish tacos. These are served on a shop-brought Gardinia type -sandwich wrap that is cut into 4 wedges. Plain rice is added, with fish (this was nice and fresh) and topped with a salsa type dressing with a sprinkle of spring onions and coriander. Sorry but where’s the real taco? Corn meal, beans and lime, even maybe some cheese or creama fresh? Sure, there are different versions but at least they are served on a real tacos. Had to ask for chili sauce, wasn't given a selection even though there are bottles everywhere. The drinks were reasonably priced, the waitress was good although run off her feet. Over all a disappointment, I was expecting better – but we just didn’t get it. Lots of room for improvement – and I suggest getting a Mexican chef would be a good start. Learn what’s real Mexican food and it doesn’t start with shop brought Gardinia wraps.