As a little extra, we had tortilla chips (£1) with some salsas dela casa (£1 each). I like me a good tortilla chip and I’m glad these were served warm. They were on the thin and crunchy side which is definitely a plus. They were so moreish, my date and I stopped and started a few times, trying to save our appetites for entrees.
The enchiladas themselves resembled stereotypical runway models: thin, long and pretty. Each plate glistened with respective sauces and garnish. I’ve seen uglier, messier, fatter enchiladas but they tasted pretty good. Let’s see if these thin ones had substance too.
The enchiladas del mar (£12.95) looked very pretty in orange. The filling of roughly chopped prawns, scallops and fish tasted quite nice so it was a bit of a shame that there wasn’t much of it. The sauce was a nice creamy concoction of chili de arbol, spices and cheese. I missed the heat on this one.
The mole poblano enchiladas (£10.95) got me really hungry when I read its description on the menu, especially the sauce: “16 ingredients including Ibarra chocolate and a variety of dried Mexican chilli”. *salivates* The enchilada itself was okay. The sauce had good balance between bittersweet and savoury and had good consistency all around. But, like any good Mexican sauce, I expected heat and missed out.
As mentioned, I wasn’t hungry when we started the meal but after having our enchiladas and stuffing ourselves silly with some tortilla chips I was left wanting more. For what they’re charging per plate I could get two burritos from Chipotle or Benito’s Hat and have a good belly after.
The saving grace, I’d say would be the cocktails. So yes, I’d go back but I doubt I’d go beyond the bar and the margaritas.
Seriously, London restaurateurs. Please mind this Mexican gap.
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