The Missing Burro: authentic Mexican food in the heart of Bangkok

The Missing Burro, a Mexican restaurant located within the dynamic Thonglor area, is the creation of two Mexican brothers, Itzco and Tlahui Calva, who have succeeded in Bangkok for years and also looked to open under this neighborhood aiming to introduce Bangkok to the authentic flavors of their country. The word “burro” ( burro) in the name of the dining establishment (too if you look at their stylized logo) is the Spanish translation for a donkey.

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The Missing Burro. View from the patio. Photo by Discovering Bangkok

The Missing Burro is located at Thonglor Soi 7 ( ทองหล่อซอย 7) less than 100 meters away from Sukhumvit Soi 55 ( สุขุมวิทซอย 55), also known as Thonglor. If you go by BTS, go to until Thonglor BTS station ( สถานีทองหล่อ). Take Exit 1 and walk down Sukhumvit Soi 55 for about 10 mins up until you reach Thonglor Soi 7 at the left-hand side. Then at the end of this small soi, you finally found the “missing donkey”. If you go by car, from Sukhumvit turn in to Soi 55 as well then left at Soi 7 and you have actually done.

The Mexican brothers wanted to cook real Mexican food, in a native style, instead than the Tex-Mex that is much more familiar in Bangkok. In their own words, they thought about the dishes that made them droll when remembering home and this is what they do when it comes to planning the menu. Their food is the food you find on Mexican streets and markets, and the foods that are in the heart of every Mexican. As they state in their web, the Missing Burro Mexican food is “Mama Approved“. The result: “authentic Mexican food in the heart of Bangkok“.

Mexican food is all regarding solid tastes, intense colors, good drinks, as well as exuberance. That is all found in abundance at The Missing Burro. There are Mexican songs over the sound system, and also the location is pleasant and also irresistibly warm. The prices are all very reasonable, and the servings are generous.

Walk in and also it almost feels like stepping into a close friends’ home. Delivering containers have been turned into a kitchen area and also a limited conventional eating area, embellished with potted cactus plants and vibrant skull-shaped KAH Tequila bottles. There are several tables and also chairs, as well as alongside the windows runs a bar with footstools. A bar with brilliantly tinted liquor bottles is at the end by the door. One of the most popular sections for seating is on the outside covered patio, and the nice little garden has more chairs as well as tables. The kitchen is in another, smaller container.

The food selection provides a little yet well-curated choice of authentic Mexican delicacies, several with names that might be unknown to Thai patrons. You might really feel lost in translation at first yet, do not worry, short descriptions provide a look of what’s to find:

Sopesito ( Sopesito), a recipe that features pinched dough topped with chicken, crumbled cheese as well as lettuce; Flautas ( Flautas), rolled-up tortilla is loaded with pan-fried, seasoned chicken and also covered with lettuce salad, crumbled cheese as well as tomatoes; Choriqueso ( Choriqueso), pork sausage topped with a mix of melted cheeses, and also a lovely crunchy gluey structure; Carnitas ( Carnitas), made by gradually braising pork in organic lard, beer and also flavors, has a similar richness as well as structure to a confit; Tacos al pastor ( Tacos al pastor) is spit-grilled pork that has been seasoned in dried out chillies, flavors and also pineapple, and also served on little tortillas ( tortillas), i.e omelets; Enchiladas ( Enchiladas), corn omelets rolled around chicken and also offered with a pungent red sauce and sour cream. And also do not miss the Guacamole ( Guacamole), made by mashing ripe avocados and also sea salt with mortar as well as pestle.

In addition to the food menu, the beverages are worth to give a try, with the classic Tequila ( Tequila) and also Mezcal ( Mezcal) as well as additionally with intriguing Mexican cocktails like Michelada ( Michelada) or the rejuvenating almond-based Horchata ( Horchata).

And if you like beer, you cannot miss the craft beer Los Cuentos ( Los Cuentos) a lager beer with a strong and dense taste perfect to pair with seafood and ceviche, and salads. The beer tradition in Mexico is older than is usually believed. Only twenty years after the fall of the great Tenochtitlan, a brewery was erected in Mesoamerican lands, the first in the entire American continent.

Somehow, in the period of about six months, word spread and now The Missing Burro has become one of the hottest cool spots in Thonglor.