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Tequila Loca
    • ADDRESS:
      1/F, Bldg 29, 66 Xianfeng Jie,
      near Jinhui Lu
      先锋街66号阿拉城29幢1楼, 近金汇路
    • PHONE:
      3131 7122
    • WECHAT:
      TEQUILA LOCA
    • AREA:
      Minhang
    • METRO:
      10 mins walk from Longbai Xincun
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 10am-2am
    • CARDS:
      Local cards, WeChat, Alipay accepted
    • WEB:
      -
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      If the sombrero hat lightshades and the screen showing Coco on repeat doesn't tip you off, this is a Mexican joint. The double-sided menu is long, filled with 75rmb burritos, enchiladas and chimichangas, nachos, tacos, quesadillas and 50rmb frozen margaritas. It shares a wall with Bourbon Cookhouse, and is run by the same people, Shanghai Brew House.
    Photos by BRANDON MCGHEE
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    • Tequila Loca is dressed for a party – dangling sombreros, neon skulls, a carnival colour palette. Surely there must be a party vibe there too, sometimes. We visited for a Saturday lunch, though, and it was dead to the extent that I nearly knocked another star off.

       

      It’s a shame, because Tequila Loca’s Happy Hour is worth getting in for. Their half price offer means you can get a pretty great frozen margarita for 25rmb; there’s beer on offer as well. You’d be missing out if you only went there to drink, though.

       

      The guacamole is hand-pulverised at the table, which means that you can decide your own levels of limey sharpness, onion and cilantro (if any). It comes with tortilla chips and a range of topping options, it’s priced from 70 to 90rmb (topping dependent), and it’s really satisfying. Even if you’re just drinking, it makes a godly bar snack, along with a portion of crunchy, salted onion threads.

       

      We got some tacos, too, which were hit-and-miss. Gimmick or no gimmick, the tequila-battered sea bass is a little bundle of fun and happiness. The lamb is also good, but there’s only a single, half-hearted mushroom option if you’re avoiding meat. The chorizo was a little strange, too – there’s a melee of braised veg at the bottom that’s much more Chinese than Mexican in flavour. I also wanted much more heat. Heavier on the jalapenos please, TL. In total, our food and drinks for two cost around 220rmb.

       

      Tequila Loca is ideal for early evening drinks and casual grazing. The snacks are the perfect accompaniment to your cut-price cerveza, and the tacos aren’t bad either. It won’t blow your mind, but you’ll probably leave satisfied.

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  • ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • Live DJ Iga

      DJ Iga on DJ set in Tequila Loca as part of the shop's grand opening. Free entry, and food and drink deals. No cover. 8-11pm on Friday, 1-4pm on Saturday.
      • Nightlife | Tequila Loca | on Sat Jun 1 2019
      • 2019-06-01 Finished
    • Surprise DJ

      As part of their grand opening, Tequila Loca has "one of the biggest Shanghai DJs" playing. DJ "your business musical identity." It'll be taking place at [location] at [time], and it's completely [entry price]!
      • Nightlife | Tequila Loca | on Fri May 31 2019
      • 2019-05-31 Finished
    • Cinco de Mayo

      Whole weekend party at Tequila Loca for the fifth of May, Mexican party day. DJ on Saturday from 8.30pm and Sunday 1-5pm. Tacos for 20rmb and drink deals. Free entry.
      • Nightlife | Tequila Loca | Daily until May 5 2019
      • 2019-05-04 Finished
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