Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tex-Mex Food @ Frontera Bar & Grill, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya


Lights at Palm Square, Jaya One

Yesterday was a nightmare - first it was super jammed everywhere because of the roadblocks. I was stuck on Federal Highway and then my car's radiator decided to give up on me. Luckily I managed to park at the side. Loads of people were also waiting out the queue and some of them were very nice to help out with my radiator problem. Thank god, the highway authorities let people make u turns hence I did get to work. I got my car fixed up too, so hopefully today is much better.


Can't stop eating - Taquitos de Pollo (RM19.95)

Did I tell you all that Splashie Boy loves Tex-Mex food? He once ate tacos for the whole summer from Taco Bell, during his university days - he calls it his official summer food. I read about this new place at Jaya One serving Tex-Mex food hence we headed there last weekend. Only some places at Jaya One seem to be packed - Overseas Restaurant and Ducking. The other places seem to be doing okay only, with one two tables occupied. Tucked at the far end of the "bungalows" of Palm Square, is Frontera that is run by a friendly American, Larry Martin who used to run the hotdog stand at Hartamas Square.

Best ever chimicangas in town - Chimicanga Frontera (RM23.95)

Splashie Boy's mouth was salivating after he read the menu - all his favourite foods. He ordered with the help from the restaurant people. Great service here, very nice and friendly. We started out with Taquitos de Pollo, the starter. The cute rolls are actually corn tortillas stuffed with chicken and deep fried. Served with a tangy salsa verde and sour cream, they were yummy. Hard to resist, we quickly finished them.


cheesy Enchiladas Nortena (RM28.95)

Splashie Boy had the chimichanga while I had the enchiladas. They serve the main meals with a portion of Mexican rice (slightly tinged orange with peas mixed in it), a spicy tomato salsa and refried beans. Those refried beans (a classic Mexican dish) was excellent. What we like about this place is everything tastes homemade.

Splashie Boy loved his chimichanga stuffed with beef - he claims it is the best ever he had in town. He wasn't too enthusiastic about my enchiladas, as he said there was a slight spiciness to it but I liked it especially with the layer of cheese on top.

Other recommended dishes are the ribs and chili con carne, which we will return for soon. Do give this place a try, especially if you love Tex-Mex food. I heard the margaritas are super wicked here too, so it will be perfect to chill out after work.

Frontera Bar & Grill
18-G-2, Block L
Jaya One
No. 72A, Jalan Universiti
Petaling Jaya

Tel No: 03- 7958 8515

(Pork free. Open from 11am to 11pm daily)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.

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10 comments:

MochaSourcream said...

Think this outlet was featured in The Star lately... Hmm, your pics make me hungry... and yes, Margarita, my fav...

jasmine said...

am salivating just looking at the shots.. *drools*

Precious Pea said...

With Splashie Boy's approval, i guess you will be going to this place very often?

rokh said...

oh gosh i love tex-mex food! time for me to go, J got to tag along! :P

mimid3vils said...

Never try Tex-Mex food before...

J2Kfm said...

Tex-mex food sounds fine, not many choices in Msia huh?
does Chili's food be considered as Tex-Mex?

Simon Seow said...

Hmm.. Jaya One seems to be the new Black for food nowadays. I think I prefer the Enchiladas from the look of it.

wmw said...

I like the Taquitos de Pollo too! Yup, I can confirm that the margarita is good! Hahaha...

MamaBoK said...

I love tex mex too.. but since i ain't no spring chicken.. the refried beans.. takes a toll on my tummy.. if you know what i mean.. ;)

J said...

Hey Boo, did you know this site has copy and pasted your entire review (more or less)?

http://www.hlongj.com/article/recipes/2008-08-11/1219.html

I usually don't make a bit fuss of these things (since many ppl tend to "borrow" reviews nowadays *sigh*... Can't stop them all)... but I think he should at least link back to your site as a sign of acknowlegdement/ respect, right?

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