I really enjoy food from all over the world, and Mexican food is no exception. Finding good Mexican food is really hard to do in South Korea unless you live near Seoul, and so when I read about a restaurant in a city called Changwon, which isn’t too far away from where I live, I just knew that I had to go and try it.
While driving there with my mother, I went through a neighborhood with quaint streets and houses and with giant trees lining the streets. It’s actually a little unusual for an urban area in South Korea to have such large and old trees on the side of the streets which made it quite impressive. These really looked like they had been there for at least 70 years which is amazing for South Korea.
Arriving at Todos, we were a few minutes early. They had a nice waiting area with some blankets and menus to look at. The menu had a lot of tasty items on it, and it was very helpful to take a look at it first so that we knew what to order.
When the doors opened we found a table to sit at and placed our order. We decided to get a Chef’s Choice, which was a platter with four different types of tacos on it, the Todos Signature Fajitas, a bowl of the Todos Daily Soup which turned out to be corn soup, and a Margarita to enjoy.
After we placed our order, we went up to the self-service nacho chip bar. The restraurant had two different types of nachos available, as well as two different types of sauces.
The nachos were the regular type of corn nachos, but also a type that tasted like it had been freshly deep fried, as they were very puffy and soft.
The sauces for the nachos tasted like a modified salsa and a modified Thousand Islands dressing. The nachos were really good and fresh, and the sauces worked very well with both types of chips.
The first two things to arrive while we were enjoying the nachos was the taco platter and the soup.
The soup was hot, creamy, and wasn’t overpowered with a chemical corn taste. A lot of corn soup here in South Korea tastes like it is made from a powdered soup, but at Todos the soup definitely tastes homemade. It also has some really crunchy and flavorful croutons in it, and we absolutely enjoyed the soup.
The Chef’s Choice Taco Platter comes with four different types of taco: the Mango Salsa Shrimp taco; The Tex-Mex BBQ Pork taco; the Creole Spice Chicken taco; and the Premium Beef Steak taco.
The first one I tried was the Mango Salsa Shrimp taco. This was really delicious and the shrimp were plump, juicy, and succulent. The mango Salsa Shrimp taco comes with a mango salsa as well as jalapeno mayonnaise. These two ingredients really worked well together for me, as the sweetness of the mango salsa was balanced by the spiciness of the jalapenos. The Mango Salsa Shrimp taco also comes with lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese, and was a nicely balanced start.
The second one I tried was the Premium Beef Steak taco. This one obviously starts with the beef, and it was also very well cooked with a great sear on the outside but also being tender and juicy inside. This taco comes with fresh tomatoes and onions, salsa verde, and some fresh guacamole. This taco also was very tasty and had a nice level of spice to it. I especially liked the guacamole as it was very chunky and tasted homemade.
The third taco I tried was the Tex-Mex BBQ Pork taco. This one came with pineapple salsa, shredded cabbage, the jalapeno mayonnaise, and chopped tomatoes. The BBQ pork was outstanding! It was flavorful with a nice mixture of spices in the rub that was used to cook the pork. The cabbage added a nice crunch to the taco, and the pineapple salsa was really interesting and meshed very well with the BBQ pork. This taco was my favorite, although I really did enjoy them all.
Finally, it was time to try the Creole Spice Chicken taco. This one was also really tasty and had an amazing garlic sour cream on it. It also came with feta cheese and pico de gallo on it. This one was interesting because I’ve never had feta cheese with Mexican food, but it worked really well with the spicy chicken coated in the Creole spices.
By the time I had finished eating the tacos, the Signature Fajitas had arrived. The platter was sizzling, and the aroma was so amazing! They included a number of tortillas to enjoy the massive amount of food that was included.
The Signature Fajitas came with shrimp, beef, and chicken. There were also a number of toppings including sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole, kimchi salsa, beef chili sauce, and a number of different fried vegetables.
The signature fajitas were excellent. The shrimp was just as good as with the tacos, and the steak was actually better. The steak pieces were bigger than they were on the taco, and were even juicier as they were cooked to about medium rare. The chicken was ample, but didn’t quite have the same flavor as the taco as it was missing the Creole spices.
I put together a number of fajitas and tried all of the different combinations I could think of!
The margarita was excellent. It was cold and tasty, and had a lovely lime flavor. It was very interesting to see a whole bottle of beer turned upside down in it, and it almost overflowed when pouring it in to the rest of the margarita. It did add a unique take on the cocktail, and we really enjoyed it.
Todos in Changwon is one outstanding restaurant. The ingredients are fresh, well prepared, and each dish has a lot of food to go with it as well. I will definitely be making the trip again to try the other dishes that they sell to see if they are as good as what I have already experienced!