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Mexican Foods in Indonesia

Updated on July 16, 2011

My first encountered with Mexican foods was tortilla chips, and I loved it, and I never knew that it just a small part from the rich of Mexican foods. Mexican foods are amazing.

There are many Mexican Restaurants in Indonesia, some of them are Amigos and Hacienda Mexican Bar & Grill.

1. Amigos
is abbreviation from "Ajang Makan, Minum dan Gosip" or "The Place for eat, drink, and gossip". The restaurant is known with their "Hot music, Cold Margaritas, Sizzling Fajitas, and Killer BBQ Ribs." There are many Amigos restaurants in Jakarta and Bandung. You may find the restaurant in Kemang Club Villas (South Jakarta, capacity : 150 people), in Bellagio (West Mega Kuningan - South Jakarta, capacity : 200 people), Pluit (North Jakarta, capacity : 100 people), Pulomas (East Jakarta, capacity : 200 people) and in Terusan Pasteur (Bandung - West Java, capacity : 200 people).

You will not only dine-in, but also you may enjoy live music performance almost every day. Amigos is used to serve the foreigner in Indonesia, people from Texas and Dallas who worked in Indonesia in many oil companies. But now, many local people are also love to eat in Amigos because the foods are great and taste almost similar with local foods.

2. The Hacienda Mexican Bar and Grill
is located in Plaza Senayan Arcadia. in unit X-105. Proclaimed as the finest Mexican cuisine in Jakarta. Hacienda offers guests an array of carefully prepared Mexican dishes using the freshest ingredients. Their goals are to offer a fiesta for guests to feel fun-filled, fresh, and full of flavors coupled with friendly and attentive services.

Some of Hacienda menu's are Soft and Crispy Tacos, Crispy Nachos, Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Sizzling Fajitas, Soft and Chimis-Fried burritos and the main courses include Snapper, Steaks, Chicken, and Shrimp. They serve appertizers like Chips and Fresh salsa, Guacomole, Chimichangitas, Jalapeno Poppers and many kind of Mexican soups, salads, and desserts. Also they have various kinds of Margaritas.

One of Hacienda menu is Chicken con Mole, chicken drum with Mexican chocolate sauce and sesame, serve with Mexican fried rice and red beans.

Some of Amigos dishes

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Amigos Chicken FajitasAmigos Gonzales BBQ Strip steakAmigos Tacos
Amigos Chicken Fajitas
Amigos Chicken Fajitas
Amigos Gonzales BBQ Strip steak
Amigos Gonzales BBQ Strip steak
Amigos Tacos
Amigos Tacos

What so special about Mexican foods?

Mexican foods are so colorful and tasty. It well known from the various spicy and hot tastes. The Mexican foods are mix and match from the Spanish culture and Aztec tribe. Most of the Mexican foods are come from ancient tradition, like Aztec, Maya, and Spanish.

French culture also took part, adding some baked dishes like Sweet bun and bolillo. There are also many exotic and freaking dishes like iguana, insects, poisonous snakes, and deer. Almost similar with many Asian foods.

My Favorite Mexican Foods

1. The Hot and Spicy dishes

I love hot and spicy and Mexican foods are fit so much. The hot and spicy level are not as high as in Indonesian foods like Padang foods or Manado foods, but it's quite satisfying. Most of the ingredients of Mexican foods is tomatoes. Like what you may have in Amigos:  BBQ Ribs, Fajitas, Gonzales BBQ strip steak, burito, and Mexican pizza. Don't forget the tachos and nachos with dips.

2. Tachos

Tachos is a tortilla bread that has been fried in a U shape and is filled with chopped lettuce leaves, chopped meat, tomatoes and cheese. serve with Fresca salsa and Green salsa and chopped onion. The taste is delightful.  Tortilla is Mexico typical bread made from wheat flour and had circular thin shape.

3. Baja Burrito and Fajitas

The thin tortilla bread, folded into pillow shape and filled with tenderloin steaks and tomatoes, red beans and serve with ranchero sauce. In Indonesia you may have burritos served with Mexican fried rice and many sauces like salsa fresca and guacamole dip and fresh onion, well it's really full, but for us Indonesian people, is not satisfying if we're not consume rice :)

Fajitas is great, because you may add and mix the ingredients by yourself and it's fun.

4. Red Bean soup and Guacamole

My family love red beans, we may have it as soup with pork ribs, but in Mexican line, you may enjoy the different type of soup. The soup is made from red bean that cooked in the chicken stock and the taste is thick and delicious.

Guacamole is my favorite too, the legendary sauce made from avocado, tomatoes, onions, lemon juice, salt and pepper. And serve with Seviche or seafood salad.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!


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      jenny 6 years ago

      Are there a lot of Mexican food lovers in Indonesia?

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Hi Pras, Mexican foods are great and not so different with our spicy food, it less-spicy than our Padang's Gulai Kepala Kakap haha..and Manado's rica-rica, thank you for visiting here :)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Febie, I never taste the Mexican food, But it looks delicious. Thanks for share about these food. It raise my appetite. Good picture also.

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Hi smireles, you're welcome. So, don't hesitate to visit my country someday! Thank you for commenting, have a nice weekend!

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      Sandra Mireles 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the great information about Mexican food being served in Indonesia. I was surprised to hear it. I can't live without Tex Mex.

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      heart4theworld, well you will survive if you visit my country because we have Mexican foods too haha..

      Thank you for visiting! have a wonderful time!

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      Really never thought about mexican food, being served in Indonesia:) Makes sense though, that even in other countries they serve each others food:) Fun Hub!

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Dave, good to see you here, well, it's ok if you cannot stand spicy foods, at least you may enjoy the pictures :) Have a nice day!

      Princessa, yes, you may visit there if you travel to my country someday! Thank you for visiting!

      BJBenson, haha..of course, great to see u!

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      BJBenson 7 years ago from USA

      This really made me hungry!

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 7 years ago from France

      Fancy a mexican restaurant in Indonesia. I suppose both cuisines share their love for spicy and chillies.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      I'm getting hungry reading, but heartburn too. I cannot eat spicy foods.


      Bro. Dave.

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      febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Hello, hello, glad to see you and thank's for visiting!

      Travel_man, chili filling and red beans is great, good selection haha..yes I like eating :) thank's for visiting !

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I've tasted the tortilla and you can choose chili filling with red beans, vegetable filling minus the chili flavor or you can add whatever sidings you want to fill inside the round dough. There are also flourishing mexican food outlets here in the Philippines. Thanks, febriedethan. Happy eating, too!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank youi for a very informative hub. It sounds great.