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Some months back my desk was moved back to the main office at KLCC, which translate to more opportunity in checking out the recently revamped Avenue K that is placing more emphasis to the food seeking crowd.

One of the restaurants that always seem to have a long queue during lunch time is Fresca on the ground floor, so we decided to check it out.

Fresca Mexican Cuisine at Avenue K
Fresca Mexican Cuisine at Avenue K

The premise that houses Fresca Mexican Cuisine also has another section occupied by Dolly dimsum, I thought that’s a bit of a strange arrangement, but it seems to be working well for the restaurant.

Ambiance is great with tall and wide windows, and the segment of glass roof also add in to provide great lighting condition for the restaurant. I really like it.

tortilla chips & tapas
tortilla chips & tapas, love the jalapenos

For five of us, we started out with some tortilla chips with guagomole (RM 20), those fattening avacado sauce and freshly fried tortilla proved to be a good appetizer, though beer would really be great in this instance.

What’s Mexican cuisine without some tapas? We had Jalapeno Poppers (RM 17), Hongos Rellenos (RM 20, portobello mushroom with eggplant),  and Camarones (RM23, sauteed prawn tacos).

While they aren’t exactly “economical” in pricing, these were very good side dishes, I particularly love the jalapeno poppers with the aroma of the Mexican green pepper and the juiciness of minced beef with those crispy shell. It was great.

beef fajitas & cordero a la tamarindo (rack of lamb)
beef fajitas & cordero a la tamarindo (rack of lamb)

Like most Mexican restaurants, there are a few usual suspects when it comes to main dishes. There’s enchaladas, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, and a few other typical items in the menu. Many of these dishes come with options of chicken or beef as well.

We tried Beef Fenderloin Fajitas (RM 47) that came in sizzling hot plate, the meat was tender and juicy, with condiments that did not disappoint. However, do order some extra pita bread if you’re sharing this dish though.

Cordero a la Tamarindo, or rack of lamb (RM 63) is the highest priced item on their menu, but also one that satisfied our collective palates. The lamb was succulent and the marinade spot on.

camaraones - sauteed prawn tacos, pollo a la parrilla (grilled chicken)
camaraones – sauteed prawn tacos, pollo a la parrilla (grilled chicken)

For those seeking something slightly closer to our Asian tastes, Pollo a la Parilla (RM 34, grilled chicken) would not be a bad choice. There’s plenty of rice and the rather tasty poultry that’s marinated with their house special marinate.

Kelly, Sheng, Latha, Joyce, KY
Kelly, Sheng, Latha, Joyce, KY

Food at Fresca did not disappoint at all, though pricing is a little on the high side, but considering the ambiance, location, and quality of food you get, it is not a bad place to visit at all.

By the way, don’t waste your time with their churros (RM 15), it was a disappointment.

map of Avenue K

Address:
Fresca
Ground Floor,
Avenue K, 156, Jln Ampang,
50450 KL

GPS: 3.159210, 101.713538
Tel: 03-2201 2893

Discuss : KY eats – Fresca Mexican Cuisine at Avenue K

  1. KY, wow you got Mexican food. In California it so popular and I make it at home lot of time. Chili
    Relleno and Enchilada. Tamale recipe got from friend by I ended with so much so had a party .

    • Vickie: haha yah, in Malaysia you can find almost every single type of cuisine there is. Some may not be as “original” though.

  2. Looks authentic enough. When I was still hanging out in Avenue K, there was practically nothing there.. yet..

  3. Ooh, now you’re in town, you have lots of new eating options to report back on. 😉

  4. I love Mexican! This sure looks like a good place for that.

  5. ooo .. so they are in Avenue K too now.. food looks awesome but i’ll skip the churros! LOL

  6. KY, For the past few hours I was in your Blog. It is extremelely overwhelming. I bookmarked this page. Only one request, Please enhance Travel column more lik the itinery you used or advisable itinery for each & every cities u visited. CNY 2015 see ya .. I am coming to same place but alone 🙁

    • Sathish: thanks for the compliments. I do travel a bit more freely usually but I’ll think about putting in advisable itinerary, that’s a good idea.

  7. immature 2.0

    eek… pon pon pontianak

  8. Hey, it is halal? I can see from a picture that a lady in a scarf is eating there too. It would be great if it is halal!

    • Nadhirah: Not sure if they have halal certificate but they’re pork free and many Muslim dine there.

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