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Review: Ramadhan Tex-Mex Buffet at Frontera

>> Monday, July 16, 2012

Venue: Frontera Sol of Mexico, Jaya One, PJ
Halal: Pork-free/Halal food, but this restaurant serves alcohol

p/s: My camera doesn't do well in low-lighting, so the photos don't look as great as I would love it to be...thus, I've to use the flash :(

At the end of this month, our Muslim friends will begin the Ramadhan-month fasting in preparation for the Muslim calendar's New Year a.k.a. "Hari Raya Aidilfitri". With much hype for fasting & ever more so for the breaking of fast, all sorts of Ramadhan buffet spreads are offered by almost every halal restaurants!

I was invited to the 'preview' of a Tex-Mex Ramadhan Buffet last Saturday. Believe it or not, it's my 1st time trying out a non-Malaysian Ramadhan buffet (not inclusive of hotels' international buffet spreads)! I've dined at Frontera numerous times, but since this is a buffet, it's a slightly different feel altogether.

Frontera's Ramadhan buffet offers something different to the palate. For Muslim friends, you won't get your usual Malaysian cuisine here when you "buka puasa" (break fast). Instead, Frontera takes your appetite to "the other end of the world" for some Tex-Mex dishes at RM50.00++ per adult. It's probably one of the more affordable Ramadhan buffets in town with a good variety of dishes. Basically, expect a lot of cheese, nachos, tortillas, guacamole, beans, tomatoes + herbs & spices - and a good variety of Tex-Mex dishes.

The buffet offers 12 types of starters, 1 ala-carte main dish (order from the Ramadhan promotion menu), & 6 different types of desserts...fuh, starters & desserts are enough to fill you up!

Here's a preview of what Frontera has to offer for their Ramadhan spread:

Clockwise top L-R: Soup of the day (Chipotle Mushroom Soup), Cilantro & Lime Rice, Mashed Potatoes, BBQ Wings, Taquitos de Pollo (Deep-Fried Chicken Wrapped in Tacos)

More Starters
Clockwise top L-R: Salad with 2 choices of dressing (Ranch/Caesar) & 2 choices of toppings (Crispy Tortilla Chips & Bacon Bits), Garden Salad,  Chicken Tacos, Fish Tacos

Even More Starters
 Clockwise top L-R: Tofu Tostadas, Beef Tostadas, Mushroom Bruchettas, Chicken Bruchettas

Clockwise top L-R: Tres Leches Cake (Vanilla Sponge Cake Soaked in 3 Types of Milk), Mexican Flan, Fiesta de Fruita, Brownies, Fruit Popsicles.
I don't really enjoy desserts as desserts are generally very sweet. In my opinion, some of the desserts served here were "an acquired taste", especially since most Mexican desserts contain a lot of milk - so lactose-intolerant people, please avoid the milky desserts! 

My plate of starters only!
On the overall, food was not too bad. The best for the night was the BBQ Wings as it was more flavourful than the rest. The tacos were not too bad as well, but by the time we ate on that evening, it was kinda cold already. The bruchettas & tostadas were also cold, so they weren't as crispy/crunchy as expected. Frontera will be serving smaller amounts & refilling their buffet spread more often during Ramadhan to ensure that the quality & taste of food is not compromised.

I brought AP's sister along, so we could pick 2 main dishes to try :)

Ala-Carte Main Dish: Maple-Glazed Salmon
The slightly crispy skin had a mixture of sweet & savoury, which was quite appetizing. The piece of salmon was a tad over-cooked in my opinion, but it's still acceptable. I would much prefer it to be nicely seared instead of fully-cooking the fish (as it would loss its 'moisture'). It's just my personal preference ;)

Ala-Carte Main Dish: Spicy Prawn Diablo
Butter-fried prawns with spicy fresh tomato sauce, garlic, onions, & habenero. I enjoyed the salmon more than this prawn dish as I personally felt it tasted quite 'common' like our Chinese "kung po" style dishes. But I have to say that the prawns were fresh, which was really important for me! 

Interior of Frontera

To all my Muslim friends, if you want something different for your "buka puasa", come over to Frontera for a good meal that's pocket-friendly too! To those who aren't Muslims but would love to enjoy a good variety of food, ambiance & perhaps some live-band music, you have Frontera as an additional option during the Ramadhan month! :)

Do call to make your reservation!

Frontera Sol of Mexico
18-G-2, Jaya One
72A, Jalan Universiti
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: (+603) 7958 8515/ (+6012) 2928 096
Business hours: 11:00a.m. - 1:00a.m. (Sun - Thurs), 11:00a.m. - 2:00a.m. (Fri & Sat); Live Music: Fridays & Saturdays (9:30p.m. onwards)  
URL: http://www.fronterabar.com
Email: info@fronterabar.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fronterabar 
Twitter: http://twitter.com/fronterabar

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Ramesh V July 22, 2012 at 6:52 PM  

HI Ruth,

Thanks for the review & photos.

Look forward to see you & Tatyana for lunch soon.


Ramesh V
Frontera Sol of Mexico

Ramesh V July 23, 2013 at 5:48 PM  

Hi Ruth,

Can you please share the post via Social Media (Facebook, Twitter etc) again?

We have Ramadhan buffet this year too.

Ramesh V

PerutBesi July 25, 2013 at 10:22 PM  

@Ramesh V: Wokies ;)

Ramesh V June 23, 2015 at 8:35 PM  

Thank you for blogging about us in 2012.

Our Ramadhan Buffet for 2015 is here:

RM53+ per pax (weekdays)
RM63+ per pax (weekends)

10 pax & above: 15% discount
30 pax & above: 20% discount
Kids below 12 yo: 50% discount

To book:
please call 0379588515
or message 0122928096.

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