I do love a good taco, and when I heard all about Little Baja opening I was straight round there to give them a try. The place has only been open for a week, but thanks to Seoul’s gossipy foodie network it’s already experiencing queues and sell outs.
The restaurant is just a jot bigger than a hole in the wall. A tiny little kitchen and a smattering of stools crammed in.The menu is short and sweet too, with just the three kinds of tacos; fish, octopus, and shrimp and a handful of drinks.
It was a Friday night when we visited so I of course needed a cocktail. The Horchata was sadly not laced with rum so I opted for the Sangria (6,000). It came in a nice large cup and tasted fresh and fruity with a nice hint of apples. I was pretty tipsy after I finished it so it must have been strong. TFB got a Negra Modelo (6,000). Not a bad price considering it was imported.
For the food I opted for two shrimp tacos (4,000 each). And OMG they were they amazing! I died and went to foodie heaven. 4-5 big juicy batter covered shrimp, drizzled with an excellent pico de gallo. They were filled with salad but the tacos we large enough that they still held up well. This is what I think a taco should taste like. They were absolutely cracking, and a steal at the price.
Since I’d covered the shrimp. TFB was all over the fish (3,000) and Octopus tacos (3,500) . Again generously chunks of battered fish or octopus. I had a bite of each and I’d say they were both pretty similar to the shrimp ones as they just had that same lovely batter taste. All the tacos came with a piece of lemon for squeezing, which I consider a must for seafood. All in all an excellent dinner. As we were paying they even gave me my first Girl Scout Cookie, which was also delicious! If you like fish tacos, be sure to go try them before the Churro Mafia find out about it and you will have to run the selfie stick gauntlet!
Little Baja is located at Itaewon-ro 20-gil 18-1 Yongsan-gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Itaewon station (line 6) ad come out of exit 4. Walk straight until you reach Dillingers and take the set of stairs to the left and go down them. Turn right and keep walking straight until you reach the CU, then take the road which is located opposite. Little Baja is just a little way up on the right hand side. For more information you can call them on 010-4603-9911 or check out their facebook page.