Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cousin Toro's @ Asian Heritage Row

October has been an impressive time for new restaurants. So far, we've fallen head over heels for Teeq at Lot 10, L'Heritage at Royale Chulan, High Tide at Menara Taipan, Weissbrau at Pavilion, and now, Cousin Toro's at Asian Heritage Row. Three more promising outlets are slated to open elsewhere before the month ends, so it'll be a busy period next week.

If you crave chimichangas, burritos or tacos, head to Cousin Toro's for surprisingly satisfying Tex-Mex servings. It's a cosy place with warm service and affordable food, but its long-term survival is questionable, since so many other Heritage Row outlets have closed.

Chile con Queso, a creamy dip that blends cheese with peppers, accompanied by flour chips. Absolutely addictive, but catastrophically calorie-laden.

Crumbed zucchini with Mazatlan mushroom sauce. Crispy but a tad too oily.

Chili con carne (ground beef & kidney beans). Nicely done; rich & flavoursome.

Tampico Taco (corn taco shell loaded with seasoned chicken, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce & grated cheddar cheese). A major bonus is that the ingredients in these dishes taste really fresh.

A hearty portion of house specialty fajitas _ marinated steak strips sauteed in butter with julienned capsicum and onions, then served on a sizzling skillet with Mexican rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, fresh sour cream, guacamole and buttered tortillas.

Mexican Flag, comprising red, white and green enchiladas, filled with beef and smothered with sauces and cheese. Tex-Mex comfort food at its best.

Screwdriver (vodka and orange juice) & Margarita. Pretty potent drinks.

Cousin Toro's,
Asian Heritage Row.


  1. my my...portions look big eh?
    Can this place give Frontera a run for its money u think?
    But thn again, KL is has a big enough market to cater to 3 Mex plcs, (tht i know of) La Carettas, Frontera and now Cousin toro's.
    If this is the only place for good grub along this row, my guess is; they will survive? ;)
    (Cos anyway else is horrid!) Hahaha..

  2. oh sorry i meant anyWhERE else..hehe.
    Ok, got to go back to sleep..brain obviously half workin..

  3. toro?? no toro served here? kidding..

    this place is batting flies in the day..yut kee does better biz than any of them..

  4. when I was staying at Imperial Hotel last year, I never went to any restaurants along Heritage Row... rather walk further to Yut Kee for the roti babi or pork chop... dunno why!
    know any tex-mex restaurant that serves pork?

  5. Oh I hope this place gets a decent chance... would be a pity to see Asian Heritage Row decline to a total has-been!

  6. tng: yeah, i think there are enough customers in kl for even a dozen mexican restaurants. but cousin toro's location worries me...
    joe: haha, yut kee will still be around when cousin toro's is gone!
    leo: hmmmm, not in kl! maybe someone should open a mexican outlet with pork ribs, huh ... am sure it would get lots of publicity :D
    550ml: business wasn't booming at cousin toro's that night, so it might fade into the sunset by next year if this persists...

  7. love those enchiladas. one very addictive aspect of Mexican food is the liberal use of cheese and salsa.

  8. j2kfm: yep, though the cheese can sometimes be too much of a good thing :D