Mexican food, or at least its Americanized, cheese-drenched iteration, is nearly impossible to find in Korea. Since Ric and I were used to weekly visits to La Carreta or Pancho Villa’s when we lived in Lenoir, the lack of comida mexicana in our lives is definitely an issue. While tortilla chips and salsa are readily available, most of the time our needs for tacos and burritos are best satisfied at home. Even though the love of my life is an ace in the kitchen, sometimes my desire for things like sour cream or a mojito drive us to seek out Mexican restaurants. After many, many meals that were varying degrees of disappointing, we have come to this conclusion–Pancho Villa’s in Lenoir, NC, needs to open a Busan branch.
However, since the likelihood of that occurring is slim-to-none, we present, for your reading pleasure, four brief reviews of Mexican restaurants in Korea that had some redeeming qualities.
We’ll start with Busan: