EAT: Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar, The Gardens

Second post, whee!

Dearest darling Waichi recently came home from abroad for a few weeks, so she, Abigail and I decided to do some bonding over movies and mexican food. A pretty great combo, no?! *dance*

We watched Oz: The Great and Powerful (it was an alright film; kind of a let-down for me, I was expecting much better) before having dinner at Fresca in The Gardens Mall. It was pretty empty for a weekend – there were only two or three other tables besides ours, but then service was quick, so no complaints there!

Forewarning: Fresca is dimly-lit… Good for ambience, but not conducive to taking clear food shots lol.

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We started off with the Tacos Ensenadas (RM19), which are beer-battered fish tacos topped with homemade coleslaw. The fish was flavourful and the tacos itself were daintily small – perfect appetiser size, imo. Soft flour wraps were used, instead of the traditional crisp corn shells, but I think it complemented the fish better than the shell versions would have.

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Next came the Chicken Fajitas (RM35); chunks of succulent chicken slices grilled with bell peppers and onions, served in a sizzling hot plate. This dish comes with a side of flour tortillas and three house dips: pico de gallo, guacamole and a spicy chipotle dip. The fajitas were really good! The chicken meat was tender and juicy, and the dips all lent great flavour to the dish. Highly recommended. I’m hoping to try their beef fajitas on my next visit! For those who can’t decide, Fresca also has mixed chicken/beef fajitas for RM43, so you can sample both. :)

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My fajita handiwork lololol

For drinks, we sampled the Frozen Strawberry Margarita, and two Aguas Frescas (traditional mexican flavoured waters): hibiscus with cranberry, and rice with cinnamon. The margarita was a real crowd-pleaser – the bartender certainly didn’t skimp on the alcohol, and the drink went down smoothly with a delightfully fruity taste. On the other hand, the aguas frescas had… interesting flavours. Not exactly to our tastes, but still very refreshing. Perhaps other people will find them more enjoyable. Verdict: we’ll stick to a round of margaritas to quench our thirst for our next visit!

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Frozen Strawberry Margarita

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Aguas Frescas, rice and cinnamon flavoured

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Aguas Frescas, hibiscus and cranberry flavoured

We had a pleasant dinner at Fresca. Ambience was great; the restaurant is nice and cosy, and ultimately clean. The staff are efficient and friendly, and the food here is moderately-priced but of good quality.

Overall, if you’re looking for a restaurant that serves delicious mexican food in a cosy atmosphere, then you should check out Fresca to satisfy those cravings!

Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar
Lot G-242 A, Ground Floor,
The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City,
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Call: 03-2201 2893
More info on their facebook page here!

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