Hola! I’m one Mexican food lovers! I love all the colourful, flavourful and HOT (Spicy Hot) Mexican cuisine has to offer. Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar, a newly opened Mexican restaurant at The Gardens Mall serves a great variety of authentic Mexican food and drinks. Fresca is situated near the Gardens Mall entrance.
FRESCA (meaning “fresh” or “cool” in Spanish, the official language of Mexico) brings classic Mexican cuisine to Kuala Lumpur. The idea came about by two adventure-seeking sisters who fell in love with Mexican food and the country’s passion for La Vida.
FRESCA specialises in “botanas” – small plates, easy for sharing amongst friends and family. They use only the freshest of ingredients – pico de gallo (tomato salsa) and guacamole are prepared daily; our corn tortillas are home-made and hand-pressed the traditional way. Specially imported Mexican chiles (guajillo, ancho, chipotle, jalapeno, poblano, pasilla) give a unique range of flavours to their food.
Fresca offers a great selection of drinks, from hot beverages to liquor (Coffee, Tea and Chocolate, Fresh Juices, Soft Drinks, Aqua Fresca, Cerveza (Beers), Margaritas and Sangria, Fresca Creations, Tequila and other spirits).
When it comes to cocktail, I’m quite particular about them and also picky in their QC and contents. Love Fresca’s range of Margaritas. They serve one the best Margarita I’ve tasted so far *thumbs up*. I’m a classic Margarita person, and I’m now their new fan for Jalapeno Margarita *wink*
Margarita is simple cocktail made of Tequila (Jose Cuervo Reposado), Triple Sec (Cointreau) and fresh lime juice and served on the rocks or frozen. There are 6 flavours to choose from: Classic, Mango, Raspberry, Kiwi, Watermelon and Jalapeno.
If you’re adventurous and seek to try something new and different, get Jalapeno Margarita. The right way to drink this is to take a bite of Jalapeno and sips the margarita and let the flavours blend in your mouth. Love this! The Jalapeno is not spicy for me and just the right heat for me :3
Yet another Margarita which I enjoyed, Electric Blue Margarita served on the rocks (front) and frozen (back). This blue color cocktail is a mixture of Tequila Reserva 1800 Anejo (100% agave, aged for over a year), Blue Curacao (that’s where the blue color comes out not from colorings), and fresh lime juice.
Sangria is a refreshing red wine cooler made with overnight-marinated fruits, cognac and cointreau. It’s like fruit punch served in red wine. Not my favourite drink as I enjoy red wine as it is.
From the drinks menu, there’s a column on Fresca Creation where you’ll find 12 interesting cocktail names. These cocktails are ones which you can only find and taste in Fresca.
Lychee Lemongrass Libation is a refreshing and fruity lychee cocktail with a tinge of lemongrass taste is made of gin, fresh lime, muddled lychee and lemongrass.
Another Lychee flavoured cocktail, Kiwi Lychee Siesta is a mixture of vodka, lychee liquor, muddled kiwi and lychee.
Tiramisu e Giu means “Take Me Up and Down”. Ya, that’s exactly what is stated on the menu. This cocktail’s presentation does give the impression of a Tiramisu – the cake, and somewhat tastes like one too, except in liquid form made of whisky, kahlua, hazelnut, milk and choco sprinkle.
Incognito in Mexico is a tequila based cocktail mixed with beer, cranberry juice and orange juice.
Midnight flight to Mexico reminds me of Christmas as when you pick up the glass, the first thing you smell is the fragrantful cinnamon. LOL.. This awesome cocktail is made of amaretto, fresh lime and of course, Cinnamon.
Fresca also serves a range of imported beer such as this German beer, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Any German beer also I like. :3
When it comes to food, Mexican knows their spices and ingredients the best!
Nachos Grande - Tortilla chips topped with refried bean, jack cheese, ground beef, jalapeno, guacamole and sour cream, is an excellent starter or as snacks with drinks, great for sharing for 3 -4 persons.
Guacamole with chips – Tortilla chips served with jalapeno, guacamole and sour cream.
Jalapeno Poppers is my favourite among all! Love the spicy breadcrumb-coated Jalapeno Chiles stuffed with awesome load of Monterey Jack cheese and minced beef. <3<3<3
The Jalapeno Poppers are eaten with this special mango dressing which acts to cool down your tastebud when the jalapeno hits your tongue! Awesome combo.
Tacos Ensanada – Beer battered fish and homemade coleslaw folded in flour tortillas.
Sopa de Fideo – This is a simple yet delicious chicken soup with angelhair noodles. Love the taste and it is a comfort food for all ages.
Camarones al Ajilo – The red hot looking tiger prawns sauteed with fragrant Guajillo Chiles and garlic, eaten with flour tortillas.
Fajitas Mixed – Chicken and beef tenderloin served on sizzling plate with bell peppers and onions.
The Fajitas are eaten with guacamole, pico de gallo, chipele cream sauce and floured tortillas.
Carne Asada a la Tampiqunea – Grilled tenderloin in the Mexican way with onions, Mexican red rice, enchiladas and refried beans. This is one wholesome meal :3
Pescado Mojo de Ajo – The lightly panfried fish in a fragrant butter sauce, served with chunky pieces of roasted garlic, Mexican white rice and mixed salad. The Mexican white rice as you can see has corn in it. It is said the Mexican’s staple food consist of corn, beans and rice.
Costilla Asada – This delicious succulent shortribs made in a homemade sauce and later slow-braised for more than 3 hours is simply awesome and the meat is so tender, you can simply peel them off-the-bone with 1 muscle. XD
Just so Yums, I can’t leave the bone unlicked.
And of course, to end our meal with yummy desserts:
Apple Enchiladas – This baked flour tortillas filled with apples and served with homemade nougat ice-cream is the best!
Love the combination of apple with flour tortillas.
Mini Churros – Another delicious hot desserts in the house! This is Mexican donuts rolled in sugar and cinnamon, served with chocolate sauce.
Awesome dipping donut :3
Fresca also offers a great selection of beer and house pouring during Happy Hour. Check out the place when you’re in Mid Valley City!
As the Spanish proverb has a saying, “Barriga llena, corazón contento”, meaning Full Belly Happy Heart. This is the place where you’ll find great food to fill up your belly and eating to your hearts content.
Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar
Lot G-242A, Ground Floor,
The Gardens, Midvalley City
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2201 2893
Business hours: 11am-11pm (Mon – Thurs & Sun) / 11am-late (Fri & Sat)