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¡Una Mas! Chennai’s latest Tex-Mex offering

¡Una Mas!

¡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.

¡Una Mas!

¡Una Mas!

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.

Crispy chicken taco at ¡Una Mas!

Crispy chicken taco at ¡Una Mas!

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.

India meets Mexico - a vegetarian burrito at ¡Una Mas!

India meets Mexico – a vegetarian burrito at ¡Una Mas!

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.

¡Una Mas!'s nachos

¡Una Mas!’s nachos; tasty, but a rather interesting take on a classic!

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!!

Churros at ¡Una Mas!

Churros at ¡Una Mas!

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.

 

Details

Food: 7/10

Ambience: 6/10

Service: 7/10

Cost: Mains Rs. 300 – 700

151 Kodambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam

(044) 4201 4233

www.unamas.in

Hours: 11am – 11pm daily

Meet Tim Blight


Writer, traveller, amateur photographer, teacher. Based in Melbourne and Lahore.

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  • Anna @ shenANNAgans June 4, 2015, 4:30 pm

    Holy Moly, the address of this place is epic. 🙂
    Love Mexican food, dont think Ive ever had the real deal Mex food, so I reckon I’d dig this, I kinda like that it came out with veggies rather than a thick layer of cheese.

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    • Tim Blight June 6, 2015, 9:33 pm

      Hahahhaha yep, Chennai has some pretty long addresses! The nachos was pretty cool – just different!

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  • Agness June 5, 2015, 4:19 am

    Nice nice meal, Tim! I bet you enjoyed it a lot :).

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    • Tim Blight June 6, 2015, 9:33 pm

      It was great! Will need to go back some time 🙂

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  • Andrew Boland June 6, 2015, 7:07 pm

    crikey! I fear a night on the loo might be in order after that!

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    • Tim Blight June 6, 2015, 9:34 pm

      Lol it actually wasn’t that spicy!! But then again, I have a pretty high tolerance for spice… just a caveat!!

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