Comfort food. What do you miss when you are away from home? For me, a MAJOR craving is a huge helping of some good Mexican food. It’s ingrained in the American identity for many people, me included. I don’t know when it crossed over into something I can’t live without, but it definitely did. Try to take away my guacamole and tacos and I might kill ya! 😉
Just kidding. 😀
Thankfully Seoul woke up to the deliciousness that is Mexican food and I saw tons of little shops popping up serving some of my favorites. Most of them were situated around Itaewon, where you can find most of the foreign restaurants and stores catering to “big size” foreigners.
Some were great, some were alright, and some were just downright disappointing. But you better believe the Mexican food lover in me tried every single one that I found!
Coreanos isn’t really a new restaurant. It’s original location is in Apgujeong but they opened a new location in Itaewon. It’s very close to Noksapyeong Station, and is situated way up on a hill so the view. is. killer. If you can get a seat near the window that is. Which we weren’t able to. 🙁
Technically, this is fusion food. The owner of Coreanos used to live in Texas and ran a really popular food truck by the same name. There are a few decorations for Texas so if you’re from Texas you can probably chat with the owner about his good times in Dallas.
We hunkered down and got to grubbing right away though because we were hungryyyy. We got served a salsa platter with chips which we pretty much smashed within minutes we were so hungry. 😀 We were bummed when they said no refills on salsa.
To be honest, I think it’s a little unfair to rate them since they were a new restaurant when I went. The waiter kind of ignored us and we had to keep flagging him down to get simple things like water… and to even take our order. The food came and it was pretty darn good… the fish burrito I had was amazing. My friends got the taco platter and they all agreed that although it was good… they were still super hungry after.
And it wasn’t cheap either… with great Mexican fusion places in the area like Vato’s who offer much larger portions at the same price it wasn’t worth it for us. The only bad thing is that Vato’s is so popular that you have to wait at least an hour to actually get a seat, and that’s if you go during a slow time.
If the portions were larger, this would have been great! A+ for taste but not so much for the portions. 🙁
How to get to Coreanos:
Take the subway to Itaewon Station (brown line, line 6). Go out of exit 1 and walk straight. When you have almost reached the intersection, you will see an uphill road to your right. Go up that hill and keep walking straight for about a minute. Coreanos will be on your left!