Monday, February 02, 2009

Mexican Delight with Emily

Free-flow of nachos and salsa.

A couple of weeks ago, Emily was craving for burrito. The least I could do as a friend would be to find a place for good burrito to share the joy of eating burrito with her. We checked the various reviews of Mexican restuarants in Singapore and eventually chose El Patio Mexican Restaurant and Wine Bar.

El Patio Mexican Restaurant and Wine Bar.
34 Lorong Mambong
Holland Village
Tel:6468 1520

Emily is usually only free on Thursday evenings but usually I will be occupied with lessons and lessons. When I realised that I had a Thursday evening free on 29 Jan 2009, I seized the opportunity to ask her out for dinner at El Patio.

El Patio Mexican Restaurant and Wine Bar is located just next to Cha Cha Cha Mexican Restuarant and Bar. After reading the reviews of the Mexican restuarants in Singapore, our final choice was the former. To be honest, I prefer the atmosphere and set-up of the former too.

One thing that I appreciate about the El Patio is that there is free-flow of nachos and salsa. I love the salsa. It was fresh and yummy. When we wanted refills for the nachos and salsa, our requests were promptly acceded to. The nachos were average but it was a very thoughtful gesture to have free-flow appetisers for the guests while the guests were waiting for their orders to be served. Such simple yet thoughtful gesture can easily earn a lot of compliments from me.



We ordered burrito of course. According to what I have found from Wikipedia, burrito "consists of a flour tortilla wrapped or folded around a filling". Emily told me that the burrito that we had ordered was served in a fancy way. Whatever it was, I was pleased when she told me that the burrito from El Patio were up to standards. I tried it and it was good. Yummy.

We also ordered Fajita because the waitress who served us told us that it was one of the recommended dishes to have at El Patio. I later learnt from Wikipedia that Fajita refers to grilled meatserved on a flour or corn tortilla. If I had remembered correctly, we ordered the Mexican Grilled Fajita which consists of various kinds of meat, prawns and salmon. It was served with guacamole. Guacamole was a foreign term to me until I learnt about it while having dinner with Emily at El Patio. In essence, guacamole is an avocado-based relish or dip.

For our drinks, we eventually went along with the waitress' suggestion to get ourselves margarita. Since both Emily and myself did not want alcoholic drinks, we got ourselves non-alcoholic strawberry margarita. It tasted good! I like the interesting and cute jam jars that the drink was served in.

Non-alcoholic margarita.

Enjoying good food was not the sole agenda for the night. I have had a great time catching up with Emily. I felt it was ages ever since I have had a proper time to catch up with her. Here's to wish her all the best in her endeavours. May her dreams be realised!

We ended our meal with a dessert treat to Churros. It was an interesting dessert and was my first time eating it. I was enjoying the novelty that came with eating Churros.


Many thanks to Emily for her wonderful company over dinner. I wish her a fruitful and fulfilling year of 2009.

By the way, our orchestra will be performing one of Emily's compositions, About E.C.O, in our upcoming concert held on 14 Mar 2009. This work is "wholly inspired by Man’s relationship with our environment". The work infuses interactive digital media into symphonic music, and "is guaranteed to stimulate the senses and elevate the audience experience".

Emily will also be having her Senior Recital (graduation recital) on 19 Mar 2009. Do support Emily.


pinkie said...

Emily is a composer?! Wow! I hope to be able to make it to the concert... will let u know if I can.

Doreen said...

free flow of nachos and salsa? Wow, I would love that! That churros looks interesting and yummy.

emily said...

hi py! thanks for your post. it was indeed really fun to be able to catch up that night. =) thanks for everything!

EastCoastLife said...

I tried Mexican food twice and love it too! Was this at Holland Road?

We used to have a Margarita just nearby my house but it moved away temporarily. The desserts are great.

oceanskies79 said...

Pinkie: Yes. Emily is our homegrown local composer. Do support her if you are free.

Doreen: Yes, I was pampered by the free-flow of nachos and salsa! A few days after the dinner with Emily, I still kept thinking of the lovely dinner that I have had with her at El Patio.

The churros is interesting.

Emily: My honour and pleasure. Thank you for your company. I cherish it. Here's wishing you a fulfilling trip to the US.

Eastcoastlife: Yes, it is El Patio at Holland Village.

carcar said...

i realised u can be a good food critic :) *foodie*

tks for the recommendation, i always pop by at holland v, new place for me to venture now...

may i know what is the price like?

oceanskies79 said...

carcar: Thank you for visiting. :)

The price is about $25 - $35 per person depending on what is ordered. Enjoy the food. I was still craving for burrito and the salsa yesterday.

Me food critic. Actually I am not aiming to be one.

carcar said...

thanks for the reply.

seems like burrito and salsa is a must!!~

: )