Ambitious bites at the new Bendito taco joint in Thonglor.
Finally, a Mexican place with a Philly cheesesteak. It used to be difficult to get Mexican tacos in Bangkok, but now we’re spoiled for choice—El Hefe, Carne, Charley Brown's when it’s not on fire. Well, a new place opened in Thonglor making some very bold menu choices for diners who want to indulge without breaking the bank.
In the kitchen is Oscar Perez Garcia from Mexico City, who worked in the Mexico City Sheraton and Spain before finding his way to Bangkok. As ingredients go, the venue is proud of the quality of their beef and for good reason.
If you’re a taco fanatic, get the beef on the Mexi Taco for the Australian slow cooked beef (B129) with bell peppers, coriander, and onion, but if you want veggie or chicken you can walk out paying B79 a taco. The Yankee Tacos feature mixed cheese, lettuce, corn, tomato and sour cream, and the beef runs at B149.
The queso here is top-notch so just grab the chips and cheese sauce (B175) for a quick side.
As insane as it first seems, this taco joint swears by its Philly cheesesteak. More than that we can swear by the pulled pork grilled cheese (B269)—which is not something you can often say about a Mexican restaurant.
For dessert, absolutely do not forget the churros, which are exceptionally moist. Eat them while they’re hot in the custard or hazelnut dipping goodness.
While relying mainly on delivery in these days of Covid, the spot on Thonglor has a delightfully airy and kitschy desert vibe, good for a group setting. The tortillas are not homemade just yet, but the Bendito tells BK Magazine they are on the case.