Good Mexican food is hard to find in Cambodia, so this funky little taqueria is a welcome addition. Located on the narrow, bustling lane known as The Alley and alongside the popular Linga Bar, El Camino’s terrace is a prime spot to people-watch and sip frozen margaritas. The look is rustic Latin-chic, with sage-colored walls, garlic and chili garlands, and a sombrero-shaped chandelier fashioned from rusted iron and orange light bulbs.
Lining the weathered wood and metal bar are colorful glass jars containing spices like cumin and cayenne pepper, and baskets spilling over with shallots, tomatoes and peppers - the essential ingredients to the fresh Mexican cuisine that emerges from the open-air kitchen. Five varieties of homemade salsa accompany the tacos, burritos and corn chips; more sophisticated dishes include carne asada - chargrilled beef served with roasted red peppers and garlic—and grilled tiger prawns topped with roasted garlic habanero mango sauce. Wash it all down with a cold Corona or a US$3 shot of tequila.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Telephone: +855 17 824 474