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