The setup: Established six years ago in Mahatun Plaza, Ploenchit Road, and now also operating a static food-truck in Siam Paragon, as well as an ‘urban cantina’ at the Helix Quartier, EmQuartier, La Monita provides the communion of Californian and Mexican cuisines with handmade tortillas, pastries, complex traditional entrees and seasonal soups and salads. All outlets are run by true foodies who spent years experiencing authentic California Mexican cuisine in the US, and they put together a superb Mission-Style Burrito (large and packed with additional ingredients) – named ‘Bangkok’s Best,’ by CNNGo.
Signature dishes (at La Monita Taqueria): The Mission-style Burrito stuffed with an amazing array of fillings (B250-B365); Crunch Star – a unique combination of quesadilla and crunchy taco shell (B270-B285); and Queso Fundido – Mexican cheese dip with a choice of shrimp, rib eye steak, or chorizo, served with tortilla chips or tortillas (B350).
Signature dishes (at La Monita Truck): Paragon Baja Gordita – a thick, fluffy housemade tortilla filled with melted cheese and a choice of finely chopped steak, carnitas, al pastor, chorizo, grilled chicken, or shrimp topped with fresh salsa, lettuce and chili-cream Baja sauce (B245-B290).
Signature dishes (at La Monita Urban Cantina): Ten kinds of fajitas, with highlights such as Alambres Steak Fajitas (B950), Surf and Turf Fajitas (B1,150), and Fish Rajas Fajitas (B750); Mexican Ceviche (B240 and B340), and Tequila Shrimp Tostada – a tequila flambéed shrimp with cheese and green peppers (B290).