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Bali’s Top Ten Taco Spots by The Yak

This week The Yak is super excited to launch our fabulous SHARED TACO SERIES for all the gorgeous digital divas and divos out there, as maybe you did not know that it’s International Taco Day on October 4th!!

Find out where the most delicious, hand crafted tacos are being created across Bali. From West to South, Tabanan through to Uluwatu!

We invited our Top Ten Tacoistas to fill us in with their latest toppings, fillings and specialties. Make it a date to go Mexican on October the 4th and become a Tacoista too!

Downtown Kedungu

With a focus on culinary excellence, Downtown’s ever evolving Tasting Menu is meticulously crafted by our talented team of chefs, and will change the way you think about Latin American cuisine.

To celebrate International Taco Day we will be adding a delicious smorgasbord of Special Tacos to our menu – Available for a limited time only!

Our taco menu includes:
• Melt in your mouth Monkfish – Burnt butter salsa verde, micro fennel
• Cheeky Chicken – Amarillo mole, sesame seeds, pickled onion
• Crispy Cauliflower (Vegan) – Tempura cauliflower, cauliflower purée, guajillo salsa, sweet potato

Jl. Pantai Kedungu, Kedungu, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82121

Bookings and reservations:

IG: @downtownku
FB: Downtown – Kedungu

Lupine Mexican Bistro – Canggu

Located in the heart of Canggu, Lupine Mexican Bistro is the newest Mexican restaurant in Bali. You won’t be able to miss their beautifully decorated Contemporary-Mexican space, decked out in bright orange as a homage to traditional Mexican haciendas.

Calling themselves “Authentically Inventive,” their menu offerings consist of authentic Mexican recipes presented in an inventive way, essentially by taking it a step further through melding it with cuisines from other parts of the world.

Take their Fish Katsu Taco for example. A playful Japanese nod to the classic Baja Fish Tacos, the golden-fried Fish Katsu is presented on a bed of fresh Yuzu Jalapeño Slaw, topped with the classic Katsu Sauce and house-pickled Daikon. Or try their L.A Style-Carne, a Korean inspired hanger steak taco, marinated in a bulgogi marinade, grilled to char-perfection, and topped with zesty Gochujang Radish Slaw.

Don’t miss their other offerings as well, such as their fried Chicken Wings, coated with a rich Oaxacan Mole Coloradito, or savor the zesty bites of their Putren (Baby Corn) Elote Tempura, served on top of their Avocado Lime Aioli.

Lupine Mexican Bistro

Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan No.28a, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351

Bookings and reservations:
WA +62 821 2776 8182

IG: @lupinebali

Taco Island Bali – Canggu & Seminyak

taco island bali

Taco Island Bali is a haven for Mexican food enthusiasts, let me highlight two of our specialties, the 10-hour slow-cooked beef birria tacos. Each bite is a symphony of flavours, with the freshness of our daily-made corn tortillas and our vibrant salsas enhancing the overall experience.

For those with dietary preferences, at Taco Island Bali we offer mouthwatering vegan options, including jackfruit tacos with smoked Cashewnut salsa.

We are commited to sustainability, the use of handwoven bamboo baskets and banana leaves in our packaging reflects our mentality towards our environment. Taco Island Bali not only tantalizes your taste buds but also nurtures the environment.

taco island bali

• Seminyak: Jl. Beji Ayu No.3b, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
• Canggu: Gg. Nyepi No.22, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351

Bookings and reservations:
WA +62 8573 9228 864

IG: @tacoislandbali

Johnny Tacos – Berawa & Kuta

johnny tacos

Tacos, as we known them today, are a blend of ancient Mexican recipes and international influences. What better place to celebrate such wonderful things than at Johnny Tacos in Bali! Since 2016, tucked away near the Bali International airport, Lippo Mall and epic surf spots around Kuta reef, is the vibrant, fun and friendly home of Johnny Tacos Kuta.

Not to be beaten by Covid19, in June of 2020 JT was able to find a cozy little home in Berawa: a small taco truck-style shop on the corner of Jl. Pantai Berawa. Here patrons can enjoy a wonderful quick stop to smash some epic tacos and tostadas. Watch out Taco Tuesday!! Wash them down with an ice cold beer or a strong Margarita! Don’t forget to order online with Grab or Gojek (pro tip: keep your eyes peeled for the Happy Hour promos).

Tacos are about fun, friendship, family, and flavour bombs! Come and celebrate with us at Johnny Tacos!

Keepin’ the dream alive!

Kuta | Berawa open daily 8am to 11pm

johnny tacos

• Kuta: Jl. Kartika Plaza Jl. Samudra No.17, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
• Berawa: Jln pantai brawa 43 Br Tegal gundul. Tibubeneng, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Bookings and reservations:
• Kuta: Call +62 812 3998 9558
• Berawa: Call +62 813 3889 8221

IG: @johnny_tacos_bali
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MAIZE – Berawa

MAIZE is your Latin cuisine haven located in Canggu’s Berawa district. We’re dedicated to taking you on a delicious journey through the flavors of Latin America. Our menu goes beyond Mexican cuisine, thanks to the creative expertise of our renowned chef, Jethro Vincent.

Whether you’re planning a special date night, a family get-together, or a fun night out with friends, MAIZE has you covered with indoor and outdoor seating options to suit your mood and occasion.

Open from 11am – 11pm
Late night snack & bar 11pm – 2am


Jl. Subak Sari No.90, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361

Bookings and reservations:

IG: @maize_bali

El Patron – Seminyak

el patron bali

Where Tacos and Bali’s Beach Vibes Unite

El Patron Seminyak is making waves in Bali’s bustling culinary scene as the go-to spot for an unforgettable taco experience that perfectly complements the island’s vibrant beach life and nightlife. Whether you’re an international tourist seeking Bali’s renowned excitement or a local looking for an affordable yet delectable dining option, El Patron has something special in store for you.

Situated in the heart of Seminyak, El Patron is not just a restaurant; it’s a celebration of the art of crafting tacos with a touch of Balinese flair. With our grand opening this last August, we are thrilled to introduce an exciting array of taco creations that cater to all tastes, including those with a penchant for beachside fun and nightlife adventures.

At El Patron Seminyak, we believe in the power of tacos to bring people together. Our menu boasts a diverse range of taco options, from timeless classics to innovative delights. Each taco is a culinary journey, blending Mexican tradition with the vibrant spirit of Bali. What sets us apart is our commitment to affordability. With prices starting at just IDR30,000, El Patron ensures that everyone can savour the flavours of tradition and innovation without breaking your wallet.

El Patron invites you to dive into a world of flavours where tacos meet Bali’s beach and club life. Discover our menu, indulge with friends, and savour the essence of taco culture amidst the excitement of Seminyak.

el patron bali

Jl. Petitenget No.98, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Bookings and reservations:

IG: @elpatron.bali

Motel Mexicola – Seminyak & Canggu

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Mexicola Group Executive Chef Steven Skelly has put together an expansive, flexible menu that celebrates the regional cuisines of Mexico’s southwest and the Yucatán Peninsula. While you can expect tried-and-true classics like guacamole, esquites, tostadas, ceviches and churros to finish, much of the action centres around the latest addition at Motel Mexicola Canggu. An eight-metre pibil – a traditional fire pit used for roasting and flavouring proteins, vegetables and house-made salsas.Tacos are the star, of course, at both venues, using house-pressed corn tortillas made with proper imported maseca and wicked trimmings: braised beef cheek with BBQ bone marrow salsa; achiote-marinated pork shoulder; chorizo, pit-smoked potatoes and lardo, or roasted pumpkin and black beans…to name but a few.

motel mexicola

• Seminyak: Jl. Kayu Jati No.9X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
• Canggu: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.117X, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Bookings and reservations:
• Seminyak: https://motelmexicola.info/seminyak/bookings
• Canggu: https://motelmexicola.info/canggu/bookings

IG: @motelmexicola
FB: Motel Mexicola

Rosalita’s Cantina – Seminyak

Rosalita's Cantina

Rosalita’s Cantina is an exhilarating and festive restaurant and bar concept that seamlessly combines the finest elements of a Texas Steakhouse with classic Mexican cuisine, accompanied by a fully stocked bar offering Margaritas and signature cocktails. Situated in the heart of Seminyak, a vibrant and fashionable seaside village in the southern region of Bali.

Our Texas Steakhouse-inspired menu boasts a diverse array of delectable options, including Ribeye and Tenderloin Steaks, Burgers, Pork Ribs, Chicken, and other enticing choices of tender and succulent meats! Simultaneously, our Mexican kitchen presents a traditional Tex Mex lineup featuring Tacos, Burritos, Nachos, Quesadillas, Fajitas, and Chips with Guacamole, all meticulously prepared with the freshest ingredients.

For those with a sweet tooth, Rosalita’s Cantina offers an enchanting selection of sweet American Pies, in addition to an alluring assortment of desserts such as gelato, Mexican churros, and caramel flan.

Rosalita's Cantina

Seminyak Square, Kompleks Units, Jl. Kayu Aya No.100, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Bookings and reservations: +6285174223347

IG: @rosalitascantina.bali
FB: Rosalita’s Cantina Bali

Don Juan – Kuta, Pererenan, Petitenget

Don Juan Bali Mexican Restaurant and Bar

Don Juan Mexican Restaurant in Bali offers a delightful escape to the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine in the heart of this tropical paradise. Nestled in a lush and exotic setting, the restaurant captures the essence of both Bali’s natural beauty and the rich culinary traditions of Mexico.

Taco lovers rejoice as Don Juan’s menu boasts a delectable array of taco options that cater to every palate. From classic beef and chicken tacos to inventive vegetarian and seafood variations, there’s something for everyone. The tortillas are freshly made, and the ingredients are sourced locally for an authentic and sustainable dining experience.

Pair your tacos with a refreshing Margarita or an ice-cold Corona (cerveza) to complete the fiesta. Don Juan Mexican Restaurant in Bali is a must-visit destination for those seeking a taste of Mexico in the midst of Bali’s tropical paradise, promising a fusion of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.

We are located in Kuta, Pererenan and Petitenget.

Don Juan Bali Mexican Restaurant and Bar

• Kuta: Jl. Pantai Kuta No.3, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
• Pererenan: Jl. Pantai Pererenan banjar kangkang No.5, Pererenan, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
• Petitenget: Jl. Petitenget No.17C, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361

Bookings and reservations:
• Kuta: Call +62 889 8730 1368
• Pererenan: Call +62 889 7135 4781
• Petitenget: Call +62 813 2915 8833

IG: @donjuan.bali

Sayulita Tacos & Tequila Bar – Uluwatu

Bienvenidos to Sayulita Tacos & Tequila Bar, Amigos! Prepare for a taste of Mexico’s heart at Sayulita Tacos & Tequila Bar on Uluwatu Street in Bingin.

Our story begins with a dynamic duo – Chef Asier, a culinary maestro with experience in Michelin-Star restaurants, and Stephanie, an Interior Design and Marketing specialist – who found love not only in each other but also in Mexico’s vibrant culture.

Their journey began in Sayulita, a sunny surfer town beside Mexico’s Pacific Ocean, where every corner radiates lively colours and energy. It was here that their vision found its next chapter. At Sayulita Tacos & Tequila Bar, our pride lies in signature Mexican cocktails, crafted by talented mixologists using the finest imported Tequilas and Mezcal; with the best seller being The Chilly Mango Margarita and the Jalapeño Aloe Vera Margarita as the star of the show!

But that’s not all! Our homemade tacos take the spotlight, made fresh, daily, with organic fruits and vegetables for the freshest and most authentic taste. Each bite is a burst of Mexican flavours that will have your taste buds doing a happy dance. You should try their special Arrachera tacos, a tender and premium wagyu beef grilled to perfection wrapped in warm and soft homemade flour tortillas and served with salsas and guacamole!

Sayulita Tacos & Tequila Bar Uluwatu

As you dine, lively Latino beats and vibrant decor immerse you into the heart of Mexico. From hand-painted calaveras to traditional papel picado banners and pink neon lights, every detail creates a Mexican oasis in Uluwatu. And the fun doesn’t stop there! Join us every Saturday for a Latino party featuring DJ and percussionist, adding to the fiesta atmosphere.

International Taco Day at Sayulita Tacos & Tequila Bar is around the corner. Vámonos amigos! Let’s savour the flavours, music, and ambiance that make Mexico’s fiestas unforgettable in Uluwatu’s very own Mexican oasis.

Jl. Labuansait No.47, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Bookings and reservations:

IG: @sayulita.tacos_tequila.bali
FB: Sayulita Tacos & Tequila Bar Bali