Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What's for dinner? ~ REAL Mexican food in Beijing

If you ask any Western expat in Beijing what food they miss the most they will probably say...
Mexican Food!

You may remember me mentioning a place called Pete's Tex Mex. We go there about twice a month, but it is only semi-accurate in the flavors of their Mexican food. It is close-by our apartment so the kids choose it often.

Now, if you are looking for authentic Mexican food in Beijing Look No More! My friends took me to The Saddle, just behind Sanlitun Village. Now these guys do Mexican food right! No Chinese twist here!
The entrance to THE SADDLE
 I had two carne asada soft tacos with some sort of creamy avocado sauce. They were good!
Aren't green tortillas healthier?
 The gals and I also shared some chips and guacamole. The chips were homemade and just like home, as was the guacamole. But unlike home, they were not free or all you can eat. I don't think the Chinese have ever heard of free refills.
My lunch cost 60 yuan ($9.00 USD) which is comparable to the States. The Western restaurants are much more expensive than the Chinese restaurants here. Oh, it was SO worth it! 
If you are in Beijing, give The Saddle in Sanlitun a try!

1 comment:

Heather said...

I was born in New Mexico and spent much of my youth in South Texas, so Mexican food, both New Mexico and Tex-Mex varieties, are very near and dear to me. I have to admit I haven't been to Saddle or Peter's Tex-Mex in Beijing out of fear of being disappointed. I'm not a snob about my Mex, so I don't know why I feel this way. I should just go try them out! I used to satisfy my cravings on visits to my family, but then last year my parents moved to Moab, Utah. (Where they do lots of things great but Mexican not so much.)

I heard there was someone in Beijing making and selling tamales as a home business!