Guangzhou Restaurant Review: TXMX

By Joshua Cawthorpe, September 10, 2020

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The Place

The growing selection of Mexican flavors in Guangzhou has a new contender, TXMX. We find it nestled on the second floor on the south side of Xingsheng Lu – the clean bright space has three small indoor tables and some larger ones outside. When we visit on a late Sunday night, there are several people sitting outside enjoying the final moments of the weekend. We order at the counter and opt to sit outside where a large industrial fan takes the edge off the September evening heat.

The Food

The menu is short and sweet, hitting all the mainstream classics of casual Mexican food — burritos, tacos, quesadillas and nachos. We ask for recommendations, and were not disappointed. Everything we order comes out quick, starting with nachos (RMB38). The nacho portion was shareable and had generous toppings, including beef, melted cheese and jalapeno peppers, but most delectable were the authentic tortilla chips. Next, we take on the Burrito Chilango (RMB75), loaded with bacon, chorizo sausage, grilled beef slices and everything else you want in a tasty burrito.

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Skimping on cheese should be a crime against humanity – fortunately, the burrito has a double dose of the cheddar-gouda blend. The order also comes with crispy lightly-battered potato wedges. Third, we try the evening special – a four-piece hard-shell carnitas (braised pork) taco platter (RMB58). By no means can we claim to be latin food connoisseurs, but we’re given the impression that chef slash owner Juan brings the flavors of his hometown, La Paz, with him to the table.

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The Vibe

If a spicy ambience is your top priority, TXMX might be too bright and casual for your liking. On the other hand, the blended margaritas (RMB30) are perfect for a hot Guangzhou night. And if you want to take a selfie on a golden throne, then be sure to hit the head (you’ll see what we mean). For the reasonable price point, TXMX exceeds our expectations.

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Price: RMB105
Who’s going: friends of the chef, nacho fiends
Good for: satisfying Mexican classics, frozen margs
Nearest metro: Liede Station (exit D), 7 minutes

Open daily, 11am to 11pm, see listing for TXMX.

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