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Updated 2015 – Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Seoul

This is the updated rankings for the top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Seoul. A lot has changed in the last 3 years and many have closed down….but the Mexican food revolution is still going strong. Koreans love spicy food so this is why Indian and Mexican will never die in Seoul. Now don’t get me can’t really compare these restaurants with the ones in California…the mecca of Mexican American food…but some can come close to…Chipotle level….also can we get a petition to get Chipotle into Korea?? Let’s make it happen. Here is the list…enjoy.

10) On the Border

On the border Itaewon Mexican Restaurant
On the border Itaewon Mexican Restaurant

This is a huge family mexican restaurant in Seoul. I know for sure there is one in Rodeo near Apgujeong….one in Itaewon…Yeouido IFC MALL..and one in Illsan. I am sure there are more springing up. The menu is big as well. The servings are for Americans…huge portions! The taste is good as well, however after your 16th bite you kinda get sick of it real fast. When I go with a date I always get the taco combos and of course the guacamole live! It is really expensive 12,000 for small and 19,000 won for large. Here is how it looks like with the taco sets.

On the Border Itaewon Mexican Restaurant
On the Border Itaewon Mexican Restaurant

I sometimes go with a group and we always get the sampler which has 4 quesadillas, 4 flautas, 4 loaded nachos, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and a cheese dip. You get also get gread combos like this….
On the Border IFC Mall
This place has really good fajitas and everyone in the restaurant will know you ordered it because it is crazy loud when they bring it out. Also they have a great selection of drinks and their most popular are the margaritas. Actually….this place might have the best margaritas in Seoul. Come here if you are hungry and make sure to bring a friend.

Address: 737-37, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
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Restaurants in Seoul Apgujeong Michelin green guide

If you love food and travel, you probably already know of the world famous Michelin Guide books. These books rate and review all the best restaurants in Major cities across the world. There are other restaurant review guides, but this is the oldest and probably the most famous. Seoul Korea doesn’t have a Michelin Red Guide out, but it does have the Green guide. Here are the restaurants that are listed in the Seoul Apgujeong section of the Michelin Green Guide. We here at shikdang are dedicated to bringing you the best possible info about the restaurant and food scene in Seoul, Korea. We try to research and experience all that we can and report the findings to you guys. Let us know how we are doing and join us by leaving us a comment or becoming a member of

Samwon Garden. This well known Korean style grill is supposed to have the best meat south of the river. It’s huge with seating available for 1200 diners. Meat portions per person are 24,000-54,000 Won. Reservations are recommended.

Gorilla in the Kitchen. This restaurant is well known because the actor Bae Yong Jun owns the joint. It’s an organic restaurant and the restaurant motto is “No cream, no fat, no worries.”

Jung Sik Dang. Jung Sik Dang offers Korean Nouvelle cuisine. Lunch time prices are 40,000 Won and Dinner will set you back 120,000 Won. This Korean fusion style restaurant provides delicious food that are very well presented. The service is also top notch.

Palais de Gaumont. One of the oldest restaurants in the Gangnam area. Back in the day this French restaurant in Seoul used to be a pioneer of European haute cuisine. It’s still very much considered a luxurious and elegant venue with food that’ll satisfy.

Wooriga. Wooriga features traditional Korean style food in a sophisticated package. Everything is beautiful and delicious. The setting seems to be a little impersonal.

These are the restaurants listed in Michelin’s green guide for South Korea. Check out the location and reviews for these and other fine restaurants by going over to shikdang dot com.

Top 10 restaurants in Apgujeong

These are my picks for top 10 restaurants in Apgujeong dong, Seoul, Korea.

10. DAN SUSHI – This is the best Japanese restaurant in Seoul that uses the rotating table setup to serve their sushi. You come in and you sit down and just start eating. Dishes go around in a circle and the prices are all different. You have to look at the color of the dishes to see which ones are cheap and which ones are expensive. Dan Sushi is as best as you can get. They have this cooked beef on rice which is awesome and their salmon with this cream white sauce is delicious. It could get expensive because the food is right there for you to grab and before you know it you have 30-40 plates on your table! Continue reading Top 10 restaurants in Apgujeong