conveniently located in mahatun plaza (orange-ish building) right off bts ploenchit station, la monita has made a name for themselves as a place with the best mexican food in town. i’m a huge fan of mexican food and this has been my go-to ever since i started taking my spanish lessons right across the place couple of years back.
seoul jongno-gu sogyeok-dong 112 [서울시 종로구 소격동 112]
samcheongdong, without doubt my ultimate favourite street in korea, is overloaded with absolutely amazing cafés, italian resaurants but was definitely lacking in the authentic korean restaurant department. good brunch and cafés are nice but with so many tourists every single day, it sounds quite wrong they would not have more korean restaurants in the area.
when i was almost certain they were out of business, i found out they are closed on mondays and i only happened to be there on mondays. i would be lying if i say it’s not the sign ‘gram‘ that caught my attention at first – how vintage and 80’s? i love everything about this place especially the fact that they have lots of health conscious options available.
i recognised this place as a brand retailing aromatic products in chatuchak weekend market (also a branch in mega bangna) who then opened ‘everyday by karmakamet’ in silom, a café featuring their own line of fragrances and other miscellaneous products. and most recently, and last but possibly not least, fully blown karmakamet diner in sukhumvit 24.