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Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar @ The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Hola! Como Estas? - That's how we say Hello! How are you? - in Spanish. While some of you thought Mexican is a language, it is not but an ethnicity. Mexican speaks the Spanish language. An authentic Mexican cuisine originates in Mexico itself, do not get confused with Tex-Mex cuisine as both are different types of cuisines. The varied flavors, colorful decoration and variety of spices and ingredients used in the dishes are the specialties of it. Just so you know that Mexican cuisine was added by UNESCO to its lists of the world's "intangible cultural heritage". 
Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar @ The Gardens Mall
Guess what? You could get your Mexican foods craving fix by just stopping by at the newly opened not long ago, Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Barat The Gardens Mall, Midvalley City. Fresca, meaning fresh or cool brings classic Mexican cuisine to Kuala Lumpur. The idea came about by two adventure-seeking siblings who fell in with Mexican food and the country's passion for La Vida. Fresca specializes in "botanas", small plates, easy for sharing.  
Interior
Bar Counter @ Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar
The interior uses a mix of distressed brick and rustic timber, intricately dovetailed with contemporary industrial elements, giving an overall modern Mexican restaurant look and feel. Not just being a restaurant itself, Fresca too a bar-like for you to hanging out especially after the hectic working day and enjoy a margarita or one of Fresca's very own cocktail creations. And this is definitely another great place for me to hang out with the fellow colleagues for happy hour time on Friday perhaps? Let's check some awesome foods and beverages in Fresca, shall we?
Mango Margarita ( RM 26 )
Mango Margarita ( RM 26 ) 
Mango Margarita tasted good and quite soothing to the throat. It was totally refreshing and I do not mind to have another glass of it. 
Jalapeno Margaritas On Rocks ( RM 23 )
If you're adventurous enough, this Jalapeno ( pronounced as Halapino ) Margarita on Rocks would be your love. The art of drinking this - take a bite on the Jalapeno and take a sip of the drink - it is really fantastically awesome! I would say this cocktail is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy and certainly appeals to the more adventurous palate. 
Lychee Margaritas Libation ( RM 26 )
A mixture of gin, fresh lime, muddled lychee and lemongrass that made this Lychee Margaritas Libation
Kiwi Lychee Siesta ( RM 26 )
You could try the Kiwi Lychee Siesta with a mixture of vodka, lychee liqueur, muddled kiwi, and lychee.
Midnight Flight to Mexico ( RM 26 )
Midnight Flight to Mexico ( RM 26 )
One of the signature cocktails in Fresca, Midnight Flight to Mexico. With a perfect mixture of amaretto, fresh and cinnamon, it was just tasty! I started to love the unique taste of cinnamon by then.
Cinco de Mayo ( RM 23 )

Another highly recommended cocktail in Fresca would be Cinco de Mayo. The great combination of Jose Cuervo Reposado Tequila, Creme de Cassis, clover honey, fresh lime and orange juice made it tasted so wonderful.
Tiramisu e Giu ( RM 26 )

Tiramisu e Giu made of mixture of whiskey, Kahlua, hazelnut, milk and choco sprinkle definitely tasted one of a kind to me. It tasted strange to my tongue and I know it is not my favorite one if you love something milky and whiskey, you would love it. 
Incognito in Mexico ( RM 26 )
Incognito in Mexico, a mixture blend of Reposado Tequila, beer, cranberry juice and orange juice. It was yet another strange taste to my tongue, though overall was good. 
Blue Mountain ( RM 23 )
Blue Mountain ( RM 23 )
The color of blue, striking and looks inviting to me! Blue Mountain consist of the blue margarita with tequila reserva 1800 Anejo (100% agave, aged for over a year).
Electric Blue Margarita ( RM 23 )
Sangria ( RM 23 )
If you love red wine and something special, give a try on Sangria. It has the great mixture of refreshing red wine cooler made with overnight marinated fruits, cognac, and Cointreau.
Red Wine
Alejandro ( RM 23 )
Yet another refreshing cocktail, Alejandro with a mixture of gin, cucumber, fresh mint, and lime juice.
Hibiscus ( RM 8.50 )
It's worth to try the Hibiscus, with the cranberry -flavored drink made from dried hibiscus flowers that are rich in Vitamin C and minerals. 
Mango ( RM 9.50 )

If you're not up for any alcohol, this mango agna fresca with lime and honey, would be great for you to have while enjoying your meals. 
Tortilla Chips with Guacamole ( RM 20 )

Tortilla Chips with Guacamole, just so you know that the corn tortillas chips are made homemade and guacamole are prepared daily that guaranteed you the best and fresh one. Guacamole is an avocado-based sauce that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico. It is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocado and mix with other ingredients. It was my first time to try on it, totally love how the tortilla chips tasted like after dip with lots and lots of guacamole. 
Nachos Grande ( RM 27 )
Next comes to our table was the Nachos Grande, look alike to previous one heh? The difference here was the tortilla chips topped with refried bean, jack cheese, ground beef, jalapeno, guacamole and sour cream. This is totally great, love how cheesy it is with a hint of spiciness from the jalapeno, very appetizing!

Jalapeno Poppers ( RM 16 ).
Cheesy in the inside!
The Jalapeno Poppers is certainly a must-try dish at Fresca! It made of spicy breadcrumb-coated Jalapeno Chiles stuffed with Monterey Jack Cheese and minced beef served with sweet mango chipotle salsa. Do not judge by it looked, it is really hot and spicy with the jalapeno inside it. I have never thought I will fell in love with this, it is spicy, supposedly not my type, though I enjoyed it especially after dipped it with the mango salsa sauce, even though I have to keep drinking water at that time. 

Tacos Ensenada ( RM 19 )
The Tacos Ensenada came next to us, it was a plateful of flour tortillas with beer battered fish and homemade coleslaw. This classic fish taco originates from Ensenada, Baja California which explained the name of it.

Camarones al Ajillo ( RM 24 )
Tiger Prawns
A highly recommended dish for us to savor was the Camarones al Ajillo ! The tiger prawns sauteed with fragrant Guajillo Chiles and garlic, totally fantastic! The art of eating it was placing the tiger prawns on the flour tortillas and rolled it up. A bite of it allowed you to enjoyed the flavorful and succulent tiger prawns, delicious!


Sopa de Fideo ( RM 15 )
Angel hair noodle in the soup

Sopa de Fideo is a simple chicken soup with angelhair noodles definitely appetizing and best choice of comfort food for kids and adults like. It was so flavorful and with a lil bit of lime, the sourish taste just tantalize your taste buds.

Costilla Asada ( RM 43 )
A good choice for the mains, the Costilla Asada with the succulent shortribs in a homemade sauce, slow-braised for more than 3 hours for an off-the-bone tenderness. It also served with a bed with creamy mash potatoes and sauteed vegetables. Each of every bites of tender meat with this huge portion certainly won't leave you hungry tummy at the end of the meal.

Pescado Mojo de Ajo ( RM 42 )
Another dish that would be perfect for the mains would be the Pescado Mojo de Ajo. The Mexican white rice and mixed salad served with a sizable fish that is lightly panfried in a fragrant butter sauce, topped with chunky pieces of roasted garlic. I personally love how moist is the fish and how the sauce complimented this dish well. 
Fajitas Mixed ( RM 41 )
Placing the chicken topped with guacamole sauce on flour tortilla 
I bet most of you familiar with the Fajitas Mixed for it is popular among Tex-Mex cuisine. The sizzling plate of chicken and beef tenderloin, bell peppers, onions served with choices of guacamole, pico de gallo and chiptole cream sauce. It is similar as the Camarones al Ajillo, placing everything on the flour tortilla and wrap it. 
Carne Asada a la Tampiquena ( RM 54 )

A dish with unique name, Carne Asada a la Tampiqunea is made of grilled to perfection tenderloin the Mexican way, with onions, Mexican red rice, enchiladas verdes and refried beans. A very satisfying choice of meal I would say. 

Apple Enchiladas 
Mini Churros

Desserts to complete our wonderful dinner on that night were worth to shout about. The Apple Enchiladas, baked flour tortillas filled with apples, served with homemade nougat ice cream is so sinfully delicious! On the other side, the Mini Churros seems so simple one with Mexican donuts rolled in sugar and cinnamon, dip it with the chocolate sauce, your mind would just blown away with how it tasted! 

Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar
Lot G-242A, Ground Floor, The Gardens,
Midvalley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hours : Mon-Thurs,Sun ( 11am-11pm), Fri-Sat ( 11am to late )
Tel. No : +6 03 - 2201 2893
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