Bali has some of the tacos favorites of all time such as Mexico and the American Southwest.
At Uluwatu Surf Villa’s Mana restaurant, it has a similarly inspired menu of subtle Indonesian fusion and Cali-Mex with touches of health.
Mana is wood from floor to ceiling with a panoramic clifftop view of the ocean and in a prime position to catch those legendary Bali sunsets.
There’s a long bar at the center of the restaurant with a turquoise-tiled backsplash and a yellow gun, making for quite the statement piece. They started out as a lunch special menu item when Mana first opened up in mid-2018.
Mana’s got a bunch of other taco options including tempeh manis, Balinese chorizo, pulled chipotle mushroom, cauliflower, and seared blackened tuna, to name a few.
The Mexico fusion dish that recommends at Mana is :
- The tuna sashimi nachos (IDR 75k/USD 5.32).
It the texturally akin to Chinese wonton strips or Indonesian pangsit. The chips and tuna are topped with katsuobushi, Sriracha mayo, cilantro, radish, and nori for a Japanese/Asian meet Mexican vibe.
- Or you cant try the pork belly tacos (IDR80k/USD 5.67 for 3).
Imagine this: crisped-up cuts of fatty pork belly on the bottom, with guac on top to make it creamy and fresh, tangy chipotle barbecue sauce, and some grilled onion for a little zing — all atop a fresh, homemade flour tortilla.
- The taco salad
The taco salad (IDR70k/USD4.97) was of the just-okay variety. The salad was comprised of mixed greens, beans, guacamole, ranchero sauce, a sunny-side-up egg, and sniper-style, tomato-dominant salsa.
You get some tortilla chips and strips for some needed texture, but the way it’s made up, this salad is almost all greens and not much else.
- Smoothie bowls (IDR 75k/USD 5.32)
- Pancakes with fruit (IDR65k/USD4.61)
- Smashed avo toast (IDR80k/USD 5.67)
Mana’s avo-toast is one of the more original variations we’ve had, as it’s sticking to the Mexi-theme with avocado, and then adds mango, tamarillo, dill, salsa, peanuts, and the option for a poached egg.
Mana is at Uluwatu Surf Villas
Jl. Pantai Suluban
+62 817 555 421