I would never have thought good Mexican food exists in Phnom Penh. But it does – at Taqueria Corona.
We had tried other Mexican restaurants in Cambodia, and had given up the idea of finding a good local place to run to when the desire for cold beers and tacos hit us. But then we found Taqueria Corona. With fresh corn tortillas, shredded pork, spicy salsa and icy margaritas, its surely going to become a regular haunt for us.
The newly opened restaurant was busy and full of the cheerful conversations of happy dinners. The food falls more on the tex-mex side of the border, but the menu has some mexican dishes here too – including ceviche and my personal favourite, fish tacos (tacos con pescado). Asha reckons the Nacho’s were some of the best she had eaten – with just the right amount of salsa, cheese and sour cream spread throughout.
The beers are cold and the margaritas even more so. The staff – and there area lot of them – make every effort to be friendly, enquiring after each drink and dish if it is ok, and beaming when we say it is.
Its not the cheapest restaurant in Phnom Penh – a plate of three tacos (with rice and beans on the side) costs $6.75 But we will be back for more.