Thursday, November 22, 2007

Mental Mex

Mexican food in Sydney is generally hit and miss. More along the lines of those nasty (but tasty) Old El Paso cook-at-home meal kits you can get at the supermarket, the newly opened Mad Mex in Darlinghurst looked promising.

After being spoilt for choice when it comes to Mexican food in New York - Mexicana Mama in Greenwich Village brings back happy memories; I was looking forward to having good Mexican again.

The store fitout looked the part - empty bottles of Corona creatively suspended from the ceiling as a sort of light fixture, bottles of hot sauce on tables, a selection of Mexican beers and magaritas (yesss!), and a big open kitchen with the fresh ingredients you can see. It has a similar setup to
Burritoville, where staff are lined up along the counter, ready to prepare your burrito, or taco if you so fancy, to order.

After consuming one beer too many last evening, I stopped by and ordered some takeout. I have to admit I don't recall how it tasted, since I inhaled it in record time once I got home. What I do recall though, is that it was on the pricey side. About $23 for a burrito and taco. $2 extra for the guacamole you see. Very sneaky.

Must do another taste test soon for a proper verdict.

Sydney Morning Herald review of Mexican restaurants in Sydney.


At November 28, 2007 9:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give up on Mexican in Sydney, seriously.

Montezuma's is about as close as it gets and then that's pretty much the Macca's of Mex.

My partner and I went to M's in Crowie. Their hottest chilli accompaniment was about at 4 on our scale, but to the Montezuma team it was a 9 for hot. wtf? Meh. Or "pffft" as one wise lady i knew would say. \(^_^)/

At December 21, 2007 8:04 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Hope the new home is an enormous delight for you both.

It's a boy. GP in China are beaming.

Looking forward to your new posts.

Not looking forward to being the cleaner and decorator and chef again this year.

[Insert Grey Goose and Marlboro in chef, leave chef alone until service is complete, excuse chef's filthy mouth but adore his food and praise openly, discrete gratification of the chef welcomed. ;) Bourdain is a pussy. :D]

Cheers!! %.

At July 05, 2008 12:58 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in the USA and even I don't eat that junk!


At July 05, 2008 1:07 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

$23 for a burrito?

We pay 45 cents in the frozen food section, take it home and nuke it on those ruff nights of drinking. I don't even remember eating that junk last night.


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