Eat Drink KL: Retro Club @ Heritage Row & Telawi Street Bar @ Bangsar

Friday, August 2, 2013

Retro Club @ Heritage Row & Telawi Street Bar @ Bangsar

Retro Club's name, ambiance & food all seem at odds with each other, but this Heritage Row newbie serves fair-enough Tex-Mex fare & well-executed cocktails.

Deep-fried chimichanga, stuffed with lamb & served with Mexican rice & refried beans.

Big eaters, rejoice: A platter of cheesy beef nachos that four can share costs scarcely RM20.

Taco "salad," featuring chicken, cheese, salsa, green onions, tomatoes, lettuce, olives, jalapenos & sour cream in a flour tortilla shell.

Might be madness, but Retro Club's Margarita is one of the best we've had this year.

The house wine's not as good, but shots of Patron XO return the smile to our faces.

Jose Cuevo tequila & Bacardi Carta Blanca rum.

Retro Club's business hours seem erratic. But they're often open weeknights.

Bonus booze stop: Telawi Street Bar, a recent addition to Bangsar. No relation whatsoever to the late, lamented Telawi Street Bistro.

TSB provides a pleasant balcony perch overlooking the street, but though its cocktails are cheap, they're far (very, very far) from fabulous.

Retro Club,
Asian Heritage Row, Kuala Lumpur.

Telawi Street Bar,
33A, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.