Little Baja is no longer the teeniest tiniest Mexican in the country. The So Cal crew have moved on to bigger and better premises after becoming a roaring success in their first location. The new spot is located up on top of the hill at the end of Itaewon, and they are in good company with neighbors like Manimal and Coreanos. .
The new space has a much bigger kitchen and ample seating for all, you no longer have to squeeze yourself onto one of the high chairs or sit outside. They’ve also widened the drinks menu so they now have tequila on tap!
Now no one is debating whether these guys still make great tacos or not, because they do, but I thought it would be prudent of me to check and make sure. I got one Fish Taco (3,500) and one Shrimp Taco (4,500) unfortunately the thought of the squid one still makes me wince. Crispy batter, spicy pico de gallo, crunchy salad and their creamy sauce still make these tacos fabulous. If you would like to read a full review of the tacos, then check out my last post the only thing that has changed is the price, they have gone up 500 won each which is very understandable.
I washed my tacos down with one of their Horchatas (5,000). I’ve taken quite a shine to horchata lately. I just can’t seem to get enough of the sweet creamy cinnamon goodness, I just wish you could add a shot of rum to it, perhaps I’ll have to bring my own.
New to the food menu are homemade chips and salsa and the Shrimp Cocktail (12,000). I couldn’t resist trying the shrimp cocktail. The shrimp cocktail is a mix of small prawns, crab sticks, avocado, tomato, onion, and is served with crackers. This prawn cocktail is nothing like the creamy version we have back in Engand, I’d say its much closer to ceviche in style. While I did enjoy the freshness of this, I could have done without the crab sticks, they were a bit too fishy for me. It was also a little bit on the juicy side as you end up with quite a lot of tomato juice after eating all the chunks. I suggested they offer putting a shot of tequila in it and make it into a Bloody Maria.
Over all I’m loving the new location, there is now plenty of room and being across from Noksapyeong station it’s especially easy for me to pop in on the way home and grab a couple of tacos for dinner.
Little Baja is located at 549 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Noksapyeong Station (line 6) and exit using the elevator. Go over the bridge and turn right, follow the road around and you will see Little Baja just up ahead on the right. For more information you can call them on 010-4603-9911 or check out their facebook page.