* Update 6 Feb 2015
Mamacitas Costa Rican Cuisine is also another new stall making waves in Lau Pa Sat, attracting large lunch crowds. When I was there at about 1.30pm, there was still a 2 to 3 metres long queue. I waited for almost 30 min before I get to enjoy my food.
If I am correct, they started at the Amoy Street Market.
I don’t know much of this South American cuisine as was never exposed to it previously. While browsing the menu, I saw familiar food items like the buritos and tacos. I saw there was a word, “specialty” on the Crunchy Chalupas and I decided to order that.
It was made up of a deep fried tortilla wrap in to a shape of a bowl. The based was a salad of lettuce, capsicum and topped with salsa and either beef or chicken. Finally it was drizzled with tomato, chilli and a white sauce. I tossed the salad before eating.
My first impression was a little spicy. Next I felt it was creamy. Simply like eating a bowl of salad with some bread.
For a change at times, Mamacitas is a good choice.
*I have not returned since their opening and unfortunately, I have been receiving a number of negative feedback about them recently. So you might want to think twice about getting a meal from them. Anyone else who have been to Mamacitas recently, you might want to drop a note at the comment to share your experience.
Mamacitas Costa Rican Cuisine
18 Raffles Quay #01-06 Telok Ayer Festival Market, Lau Pa Sat Singapore 048582
Daily 1130 to 2100
By MRT: East West line or North South line – Raffles Place station
– alight opposite Hotel Sofitel So Singapore along Robinson Road – 10, 10e, 97, 97e, 196, 196e
– alight opposite AIA Tower along Robinson Road – 10, 10e, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 162, 196, 196e
– alight at One Raffles Quay along Raffles Quay – 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 186, 196, 196e, 700, 970