Scout’s is one of the recent additions to Uptown, at 3 days old. This restaurant is all about Mexican cuisine – tacos, quesadillas, burritos and etc. Since I was in the area for the day, might as well drop by to check it out. Scout’s looked nice, the interior was bright, pleasing to the eye with its pop of colors here and there, well spaced out too. When it comes to the food though, ummmmm, mixed feelings about that.
Anyways, let’s get into it, shall we?
The restaurant is located in Uptown 5, Tower C. In case you do not know where that is … right in the middle of Uptown, you’d see tall office buildings? Some of these office buildings are referred to as Uptown 5. Do keep a look out for Tower C. Waze will lead you right to it. Parking: Since street parking is difficult here, I opted to park in Tower C basement carpark at a rate of RM 3 per hour.
**** This restaurant is a second outlet. Their first is Fin, at Publika.
Right to this point, the experience was awesome. The place looked nice, customer service was good. Even when the food arrived, it was all good …. until we bit into the burrito.
Stoner Burrito (Spiced Chicken), RM20
So, this burrito was made up of fries, cheese, spiced chicken, salsa, beans, pickle, sriracha, garlic aioli. Sounds like a good combination of ingredients, right?
If I were to be blindfolded and given this burrito to guess what it was – I’d say it was a potato wrap. Honestly. Overwhelming amount of fries. The beans, mushy in texture, added on to the impression of a potato wrap. There was very little chicken and cheese. I am well aware that the prices for chicken has increased of late but come on laaa. It’s a Spiced Chicken Burrito. The star here should be the chicken, no? Due to the overwhelming amount of fries, you can’t taste anything else. No spiced chicken, no cheese, no salsa, no sriracha. It was simply loads of carbs with little protein. Ugggh 😖😖 . In regards to texture, it was dry. No sauce, nothing.
The image above, all the arrows are pointed to fries, which as you can see, takes up more than half of the wrap. The Spiced Chicken is circled. Literally a blip, barely there. Da hell is this?? 🤬 When you have this much fries in a wrap, it takes over the taste and mutes down everything else. Scout’s, do reduce the fries, please.
The only thing that helped was the adding of Guacamole, which cost an additional RM 8.
This tasted nice. Yummmmm. Literally the only dish here that I found yummy. It was a lifesaver. Adding it onto the burrito toned down the taste of potato to a point that was tolerable.
Fish Fillet Tacos, RM18
This consisted of 2 mini tacos, which I personally thought was not worth the price. We opted for a fish fillet filling because the burrito already had a spiced chicken filling, so fish it was. This was better than the burrito, solely because there was no overwhelming amount of fries here.
This dish includes a small piece of fish fillet with mango salsa and garlic aioli. The fillet here, as weird as it sounds, was soggy? Maybe during the defrost process, whatever leftover water was not tapped out? Usually, you’d need to pat the meat dry during the thawing process, before you cook, right? Atleast, that is what I do before I cook any meat, to prevent any water from retaining. The fillet here was soggy, highly likely from being frozen? At that point, I was done. I gobbled it all down after my let down with the burrito. Too lazy to care.
Would I head back here? Nah, not anytime soon. Considering it was their first few days operating, I suppose I should cut them some slack huh? Give them time to settle down 🤔🤔 …. but honestly though, I most likely will not be returning. Did I mention that I thought the food was a tad overpriced for what it was? Yea. The nice interior aside, I left Scout’s feeling dissatisfied. This was not my kind of tacos and burritos.
Address: Ground Floor, Uptown 5, Tower C, Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama, PJ.
Opening hours: Mondays – Fridays, 10 am – 8 pm. Saturdays, 12 pm – 8 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.