When it comes to the vibrant culinary landscape of Singapore, Platypus Cantina stands out as a true gem. Recently relocating from its original home on East Coast Road to the bustling CityLink Mall, this Mexican-inspired gastro bar has captured the hearts and taste buds of locals and tourists alike. With its innovative fusion cuisine, imaginative cocktails, and invigorating atmosphere, Platypus Cantina aims to deliver a diverse and flavorful dining experience that embodies culinary excellence.
Platypus Cantina’s journey began in 2009 as Platypus Test Kitchen, a passion project situated in Singapore’s CBD. It quickly gained popularity with its array of pasta dishes and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Three years later, it transformed into Platypus Lobster Shack & Food Bar, introducing affordable gourmet lobster rolls and enticing rice bowl creations. Building on their success, the team launched Platypus Kitchen at Bugis Junction, offering exquisite pasta dishes and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. The latest chapter in their culinary odyssey brought Platypus Cantina to East Coast Road, where it blended creative cocktails with an extensive menu of Mexican-inspired delights while keeping the popular mainstays and signature drinks that won the hearts of the local community.
At the new Platypus Cantina, the full-fledged kitchen presents a menu that showcases culinary excellence. From traditional favorites to innovative Mexican classics with a local twist, there’s something for everyone. Vegetarians can indulge in the delicious and light Quesadillas with Braised Tempeh topping, while meat lovers can choose from Pulled Pork Carnitas, Beef Carne Asada, or Pollo Asado Chicken toppings. The Mac ‘N’ Cheese Platter and Tomatillo Rice Bowls offer a variety of toppings, including local-inspired options like Spiced Beef Rendang and Glazed Asian Pork Belly. For those seeking comforting dishes, the Adobo Style Mutton Stew, Beef Caldillo Soup, and crowd-favourite Ale-Guajillo Seafood Soup are perfect choices. And, of course, Platypus Cantina serves a wide range of tacos to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds.
To enhance the shared dining experience, Platypus Cantina offers a delectable medley of tapas designed for communal eating. From the fiery and succulent Angry Chicken Wings to the crispy Beer Battered Shrimp Poppers, each bite is a burst of culinary pleasure. Indulge in the Char-Grilled Truffle Beef Cubes for a touch of luxury, or savour the vibrant flavours of the ocean with dishes like Colorado Calamari Rings, Mexican Soft Shell Crabby, and Flame-Charred Baby Octopus. Platypus Cantina invites everyone to come together, share a culinary adventure, and create lasting memories over their delightful tapas options.
When it comes to beverages, Platypus Cantina has earned a reputation for its extensive variety of Margaritas and Micheladas. The visionary bartenders at Platypus Cantina rewrite the rules of mixology, constantly exploring, creating, and redefining the classics. Their Margaritas expertly balance freshly squeezed lime juice with the allure of Tequila Reposado, transporting patrons to sun-drenched shores. The signature creation, Hell’s Angel Spicy Margarita, steals the show with its fiery delight crafted with precision using Mexican chilli, succulent pineapple, juicy mango, tantalizing spices, and the subtle sweetness of agave syrup. The Micheladas at Platypus Cantina are unconventional masterpieces, blending diverse sauces, aromatic spices, fiery chilis, and luscious fruit purees. And let’s not forget the Classic Dark & Stormy, a celebration of Mexico’s revered rum tradition, made with El Dorado 12-year-old rum, handcrafted ginger syrup, and a zing of lime.
Platypus Cantina goes beyond its exceptional food and beverages by offering daily promotions and happy hours to make each day an adventure. From Members’ Monday to Fiesta Friday, there’s a special promotion to satisfy every craving and quench every thirst. The restaurant’s Happy Hours from 12 pm to 8 pm daily provide an enticing opportunity to enjoy affordable drinks, starting from as little as $8++. Additionally, Platypus Cantina offers daily lunch specials with savings of up to 50% from Monday to Friday. These specials feature fresh salads, savoury burritos, tacos, and more, with specific highlights on different days of the week.
The Platypus Cantina Experience goes beyond the culinary delights. It is an immersive journey of visual aesthetics, superb deals, and outstanding hospitality. With a warm and inviting ambience, including an alfresco area, guests can enjoy joyful experiences with friends, family, and loved ones. Platypus Cantina caters to a variety of occasions, from relaxed gatherings to special occasions and joyful celebrations. Their commitment to service, passion, innovation, creativity, experience, and sustainability shines through every aspect of the brand.
“Platypus Cantina is about more than just great food and drinks. We want to craft an experience that lingers in the hearts and minds of our customers,” says Grace Chua, General Manager of Platypus Cantina. “The Platypus Cantina Experience is an intoxicating fusion of good food and drinks, vibrant ambience, and fabulous service. We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations, leaving them with unforgettable memories that last until their next visit.”
Platypus Cantina invites you to embark on a gastronomic adventure, where Mexican-inspired soul food, delectable tapas, exceptional beverages, and unparalleled hospitality create an unforgettable experience. Visit Platypus Cantina at CityLink Mall and indulge in the flavours that shake up the local culinary scene.
For more information on Platypus Cantina, visit www.platypuscantina.net.