Sunday night, well evening – I booked for 5pm, we went out to dinner at Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill Purvis Street.
We cook a lot of Mexican at home but I’ve found we just weren’t getting the flavour right recently so I started looking at Mexican around us. I think Facebook or Instagram advertised to me, based on my Google search history no doubt, a deal offered by Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill Purvis Street.
The deal? They have been open for 21 years and you can order all you can eat for $21.
It isn’t a buffet, the items are cooked as you order. I wasn’t exactly sure how it worked but it still seemed all fine to me.
Purvis Street is just one block over from us so given it was nice and handy to get too I decided to book. I left it late to get the offer but they were happy to extend the deal for us and while we were in store I heard them explain to someone else they were extending it because of the upcoming National Day long weekend.
Yes, you have to book to eat out in Singapore now, basically every where except food court/hawker centres. Even places that were too fancy to take bookings are now booking only.
Our first round was 5 items, we did the chips and salsa, chimichangas, calamari, fish tacos and fajitas – half chicken half pulled pork.
The chips came out super fast even though they were warm, next was the chimichanga and calamari followed shortly by the fish and mango tacos. I had half-eaten my taco before I realised I hadn’t taken a photo.
I was sending photos to a friend as we ate. She wasn’t to come to Singapore and wanted to know if the place was good because if it is she wants us to go. I have no issues with that at all lol.
Next up was the last of the first round, the fajitas. I expected to like the pulled pork the best of the two flavours but actually I enjoyed the chicken the most.
Everything had been super nice. Chimichangas were a crowd favourite. Triston wasn’t expecting to like them. I enjoyed the fish taco because it was fresh. I didn’t expect Triston to eat one because he doesn’t usually eat mango but he didn’t mind it. The calamari was nice, maybe a little over done but I would rather that to under done and making me sick. All of the condiments were great.
We were expecting an American BBQ style pulled pork, I don’t know why, but it isn’t what we got so we were slightly disappointed but it was actually good.
Now, we sat and debated if we were going to have a round two or not. We decided just to get three things. Chips, ribs and steak.
Triston said the steak was the real highlight for him. The ribs were a little dry at that moment but I think because we just had the small ribs, a normal rib would be very tasty.
Can you tell I am aussie, chips and chips. Hot chips are chips, crisps are chips, corn chips should be corn chips but in the context of salsa it is chips and dip. So what we actually got in round one was corn chips with salsa and round two was steak cut fries.
One final round. We had spicy chicken tacos and grilled vegetables. I forgot a photo of the vegetables but it was carrot and zucchini where we were expecting capsicum and onion. Super tasty though.
Would we go back. 100% yes. It is close, tasty and we basically got to sample smaller dishes of everything we would want to try. Now we know our favourites and can go back and order the things we know we like.
We had a little cheers to the old and new apartments. Finished off the meal and headed home.
I think we will still cook a lot of Mexican at home and head to Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill Purvis Street for Chimichangas and steak when we feel like it.