Vecino is a marriage between Korean and Mexican foods. Newly opened, they’ve become quickly popular! They add their own personal twists that combine the best flavours of both and they definitely make it work!
Located within the vicinity of Canterbury Station, there is lots of street parking nearby making it handy to commute here for an excellent feed. We were warmly greeted and had excellent service throughout the night.
The menu ranges from chicken dishes for 2, tacos, burritos, burgers, and salads. Plenty of sides to choose from too. With the choices being succinct it was an easy decision on what to have.
As most of the meals are to share we went with;
* Bulgogi Tacos
* Crispy Boneless Tenderloin Chicken (Served With Chips, Cabbage Salad And Pickled Daikon) With Teriyaki Sauce
* Soba Noodle Salad
* Hotteok Quesadilla
The tacos are your classic Mexican staple but with the flavours of Korean beef it was a tasty combo.
The highlight was the oh so crispy chicken. It had so much crunch and the inside was still nice and juicy. Extremely happy eating it with the chips and salad.
Dipped into the teriyaki sauce, it was bliss. The unexpected surprise was the salad. Salads can be boring and this certainly did not fit into that category. The slightly sweet dressing was the perfect foil for the salad leaves, sobs noodles, and Lim chi. Add marinated tofu , pomegranates, and vegetables, you were in for a flavour explosion. Definitely an upgraded vegetarian dish.
Finished on a fusion dessert. Quesadilla was the Mexican part and the hotteok (filled street food pancake) was the Korean part. Crisp exterior smothered in nutella encased a crunchy nut and biscuit filling.
Enjoy your visit to Vecino!