HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERMY: MUNCHING AT MAMACITA
to complete my Beckii-Is-Getting-Really-Fat Thursday [starting off with brunch HERE], lara and i took out our friend jeremy to dinner at Mamacita. i was pretty excited!! having heard a lot about this place but not had the chance to try it out up until that night.
as one of the very many [its a popular trend here in Melbourne] ‘no reservation’ places, we rocked up [at peak time] around 7pm, and were greeted by a moderate line – being that there were more than 2 of us though, we were informed that we wouldn’t be able to get a table until 9pm….DOH!!
..in saying that though, service was pretty good all throughout and they gave us a call at 9pm promptly to inform us nomming time had come around=P
chill, pretty dimly lit interior. love the pin up girl plastered on the wall though;)
im not sure if it was just because we were all really hungry or the food was actually good….hahaha just kidding. definitely loved the food! i like mexican food as it is, and it definitely did not disappoint – lara introduced us to the signature chargrilled corn, ‘elates callejeros’ – which arrived smothered in cheese and chipotle mayo – FREAKiN GOOD! also really liked the ox tongue and cheek tacos with ghost chilli [although the ghost chilli...was not very hot...sadface] and the pork ribs that we had:D
Elates callejeros – ‘street style’ chargrilled corn,queso, chipotle mayo + lime.
Tacos de Lengua y Cachete – braised ox tongue and cheek, picked veg and ghost chilli mayo
Buñuelos de garbanzos - Chickpea fritters, field mushrooms, sweet potato & jalapeño herb sauce [also really liked this one]
Costillas de cerdo - Guajillo-braised pork ribs, habanero cream, fried parsley & lime
the slight disappointment was the hickory smoked salmon – aside from the quinoa and sauce, the fish itself had little taste. still liked it though:)
Salmón ahumado casero - Hickory smoked salmon, ancho glaze
[secretly pleased with myself that i was able to take decent photos and focus them in the very dimly lit environment without too much noise...yay for being less of a DSLR n00b \o/]
definitely would come back here! although [like all no reservation places] i would only come back either super early or super late to avoid such long waiting times next time=/
and the only pic of us il post up [even though its blurry] because in all the others one or more of us looked really bad=/ and who can resist a photobombing waitress hahahaha=P
happy birthday jeremy!
until next time…