Saturday 16 June 2012

Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar @ The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, KL

Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar @ The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City

Few days ago, I visited to this newly opened Mexican restaurant at The Gardens. Their modern yet special decoration caught my first sight. A very unique restaurant with the interior uses a mix of distressed brick and rustic timber, intricately dovetailed with contemporary industrial elements. It creates a very comfort ambiance to all their diner. Truly a suitable place to distress after a long day working or place to chill up with some friends. 
Come with an introduction, Fresca (meaning "fresh" or "cool" in Spanish, the official language of Mexico) brings classic Mexican cuisine to Kuala Lumpur. The idea came about by two adventure-seeking siblings who fell in love with Mexican food and the country's passion for La Vida.
Fresca specializes in "botanas", small plates, easy for sharing among friends and family. They use only the freshest ingredients. Their pico de gallo (tomato salsa) and guacamole are prepared daily : their corn tortillas are home-made and hand-pressed the traditional way. Specially imported Mexican chiles ( guajillo, ancho, chiplotle, jalapenos, poblano, pasilla) give a unique range of flavours to their food.

The interior uses a mix of distressed brick and rustic timber, intricately dovetailed with contemporary industrial elements, giving an overall modern Mexican restaurant look and feel.
Kicks start with some of their Fresca Special Creation drinks. This will be more interesting to see the real photo, instead of just checking through the menu. Sincerely, I get myself slightly intoxicated after taste a few glasses of cocktails, not only caused by the contained alcohol, but also the delicious taste of the drink itself. Absolutely nice! I am thinking to get more soon.
Cinco De Mayo  RM26
Reposado Tequila, Creme de Cassis, clover honey, fresh lime, orange juice
Hibiscus  RM8.50
Cranberry-flavoured drink made from dried hibiscus flowers,rich in Vitamin C and minerals
Jalapeno Margaritas On Rocks  RM23
Electric Blue Margarita  RM29
with Tequila Reserva 1800 Anejo (100% agave, aged for over a year)
Sangria  RM23
Refreshing red wine cooler made with overnight marinated fruits, cognac and Cointreau
Mango  RM9.50
Mango with anything is delicious. May try this refreshing agna fresca with lime and honey.
(Back) Raspberry Margaritas on Frozen  RM23
(Front ) Classic Margaritas on Rocks  RM23
Lychee Margaritas Libation  RM26
Gin, fresh lime, muddled lychee & lemongrass
Tiramisu e Giu  RM26
Whisky, kahlua, hazelnut, milk, choco sprinkle
Kiwi Lychee Siesta  RM26
Vodka, lychee liqueur, muddled kiwi and lychee
Incognito in Mexico  RM26
Reposado Tequila, beer, cranberry juice, orange juice
Alejandro  RM26
Gin, cucumber, fresh mint, lime juice
Midnight Flight to Mexico  RM26
Amaretto, fresh lime, cinnamon

BOTANAS (Small Plates)
Fresca was specializes in "botanas", small plates, easy for sharing among friends and family. And also, the easy way for you to get yourself immersed into traditional Mexican food.
Tortilla Chips with Guacamole  RM20
A basket of chips with a Guacamole dipping sauce. Guacamole name comes from the Aztec translation of 'Guac' meaning avocado, and 'Mole' meaning sauce. The avocado is a must try sauce in Mexican food. Very good with the fruity and buttery taste.
Nachos Grande  RM27
Tortilla chips topped with re-fried beans, Monterrey Jack cheese, ground beef, Jalapeno Chiles, guacamole and sour cream. Comes on a large plate for sharing. Beside this, they also serving for Vegetarian version for this Nachos. Such a great news to Vegetarians.
Tacos Ensenda  RM19
Flour tortillas with beer battered fish and homemade coleslaw. This classic fish taco originates from Ensenada, Baja California.
Jalapeno Poppers  RM16
Breadcrumb coated Jalapeno Chiles stuffed with Monterrey Jack cheese and minced beef, served with a sweet mango chipotle salsa. Although every bites come with crunchy but caution it is spicy! Other than that, it also available with cheese only Jalapeno Poppers. Great to hear that, hopping my second visit with all those cheese.
Camarones al Ajilo  RM24
Tiger prawns sauteed with fragrant Guajillo Chiles and garlic. Served with two pieces of flour tortillas. The prawn is fresh and juicy. I love it especially when put some guacamole sauce on the top of its. Nice! 

SOPAS (Soup)
Sopa de Fideo  RM15
A simple chicken soup with angel hair noodles, comfort food for kids and adults alike. No wonder, they use the expression "chicken soup for the soul"

PLATOS PRINCIPALES (Platos de Tortillas)

Fajitas Mixed (Chicken and Beef)  RM41
Found in traditional Mexican and popular in Tex-Mex cuisines, this dish needs no further introduction. Its served with guacamole, pico de galo and a special chipotle cream sauce.

Tradicional Mexican Delicatessen
Costilla Asada  RM43
Succulent short ribs in a homemade barbecue sauce, slow braised for 3 hours for an off-the-bone tenderness. Served with creamy mash potatoes and sauteed vegetables. It certainly melt immediate when putting into your mouth.
Pescado Mojo de Ajo  RM42
Fish lightly pan fried in a fragrant butter sauce, topped with chunky pieces of roasted garlic. It served with Mexican white rice and mixed salad. The pan fried allowing the fish retains its firm and moist texture inside.
Carne Asada a la Tampiquena  RM54
Grilled tenderloin the Mexican way, with onions, Mexican red rice, enchiladas verdes and refried beans. The grilling method is light, and the option for tenderloin is just right, successfully get rid of the impression of rubbery in beef dishes.

POSTRES (Dessert)
End my meal with their home-made special dessert. I do recommend for all dessert lover to come a try their dessert. No doubt! Look good and taste good!
Apple Enchiladas
Baked flour tortillas filled with apples, served with homemade nougat ice cream
Churros con Chocolat  RM13 
The internationally loved Mexican dessert consist of donuts rolled in sugar and cinnamon, served with chocolate sauce.

"Full Belly with Happy Heart"

Address : Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar
Lot G-242A, Ground Floor, 
The Gardens, Midvalley City, 
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
GPSN03 07.053 E101 40.659

Business Hours:  11am to 11pm (Mon-Thurs, Sun)
11am to Late (Fri - Sat)
Tel : 03-2201 2893

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  1. everything looks awesome. Would like to try Jalapeno Margaritas

    1. @smallkucing Haha.. that one awesome!

  2. the price is a bit overwhelming~
    food looks nice~

    1. @xjion89 Em. quite ok d.. pay for the ambiance lor.. I like there!

  3. wow! the price is quite expensive eh? :(

    1. @xueren Em.. quite nice with the ambiance!

  4. wow, everything looks so damn spicy, especially the deep fried Jalapeno chilies

    1. @ken Em.. Not so spicy actually..

  5. maybe I shall order snack will do lol

    1. @KKF it will be good even only with cocktails