¡Una Mas!, whose name in English translates as “One More!”, is an eatery in the western part of Nungambakkam offering a Taco Bell-style Mexican experience. It is part of an American chain, and the Chennai restaurant is its first Indian outing.
I really like Mexican food, and I also really like Tex Mex. ¡Una Mas! has the standard range of tacos, burritos and quesadillas with an interesting balance of Tex-Mex (like crunchy tacos) along with more authentic Mexican burritos. The restaurant is decked out in Tex-Mex, fast food style; fun and friendly.
There are some interesting items, not so much in their selection, but more in their rendering. Nachos comes out covered in corn and other veggies, rather than the usual cheese-slathered snack we’re used to. And a vegetarian burrito reminds us that no matter how Mexican the eatery tries to be, we’re in southern India.
The tacos are tasty as expected, but with a distinct Indian vibe; something about the salad and the taste of the meat reminds us that this is still an Indian-owned eatery, not as authentic as perhaps we had hoped.
But the churros at the end of the meal is the show stopper. I’m not even a huge fan of churros, but the crunchy-outside, soft-inside, warm chocolatey goodness is stealing my attention from the rest of the meal!!
On balance, ¡Una Mas! Is a great place to hang out and grab a quick snack with friends, but if it’s authentic Mexican comfort food you’re after, you might be a bit disappointed.
Cost: Mains Rs. 300 – 700
151 Kodambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam
(044) 4201 4233
Hours: 11am – 11pm daily