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Casa Poncho

Located within a beautiful shophouse in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, Casa Poncho is a Latin American diner sprawled over four sections: a courtyard, bar, restaurant and terrace. Designed to resemble a country home in Mexico, diners can enjoy their signature cocktails in the courtyard before they retreat into the main restaurant for comfort dishes like the Mexican Grilled Pork Skewers ($12) with roasted pineapple coulis. For those who are fans of seafood, there is a thick and juicy Grilled Spanish Octopus ($36, sharing plate) with ranchera salsa puree on offer, or if you’re in the mood for something lighter, a briny-fresh French Seabass Ceviche ($24) with creamy avocado. Casa Poncho’s apéritifs are made with mezcal, a distilled alcoholic beverage made with agave plants native to Mexico. Be sure to pick up the Mezcal Negroni, made with the mezcal espadin, sweet vermouth, campari and orange. The Poncho Club is also a drink not to be missed, with a slew of ingredients like the mezcal curpreata, ruby port, dry vermouth, blackberry syrup, lime juice, Bittermens’ hellfire habanero shrub (a spicy fruit and vinegar-based syrup) and egg whites. All cocktails at Casa Poncho are $16.

New Restaurants – December 2017