Are you looking for specific restaurants in Bali; outside of your hotel? The following two restaurants might just be what you are looking and craving for. Both of them are located in a upscale part of Kuta, Seminyak.
Kathy had to take me to this new very in and hip new restaurant in Seminyak. Everyone wants to come here she said, we need and experience it! So we did. Sadly we arrived at Motel Mexicola, Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Seminyak, at the wrong time, late afternoon. The receptionist informed us that they were not officially open yet, they were getting ready. If we still wanted to get in, we could go to the bar area to have a drink and the only available food was tacos for more, we would have to wait.
We entered a very colorful, typical Mexican atmosphere. A collection of different tiles on the walls and floors, Sprite and other soft drink bottles in big numbers decorating the bar area. We were seated on high chairs where we could overlook the open central court area where staff was preparing long wooden tables with benches. In the middle I spotted an interesting fountain center piece with paintings of the Día de Muertos. The stage area was decked out with comfortable sofas and pillows.
All of a sudden a staff member started to disco music center located next to us and the waiters put on their aprons and started to sing along while welcoming arriving guests. The sun was setting and the Motel Mexicola got into revelry mood.
Kathy and I had other plans, we had to leave this fun colorful exciting party. This restaurant in Bali has big problems with parking. I guess since it is made for the tourist crowd who mostly arrives by taxi it does not matter. For locals, they do offer valet parking; you will have to wait a while for your car when leaving. Seminyak streets are crowded and narrow.
- Chili Mexican as well as Balinese and Indonesians love these spicy little beans. They come in several sizes, green and red. The bird’s eye chilies are the hottest and are used plentiful in Balinese dishes. They are also mixed with tomatoes or other vegetables and condiments to make Sambal the Indonesian version of Salsa
- Avocados are also loved here, although they are mixed into a sweet chocolate juices instead of guacamole
- Rice of course is the stable Indonesian and Balinese food
- Beans and corn are used in soups and vegetable stir fries
- Tahu and Tempeh are typical Indonesian and Balinese foods made from soy beans and cooked in many different ways.
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