Tex-mex in Alice Springs
We are all aware of just how much I love Mexican food, aren't we? In particular, tex-mex, I love pretty much everything about Mexican food and could eat it every night of the week. Well, the good news is that the wave of Mexican inspired restaurants/take-aways that hit the big cities (Melbourne in particular) a few years ago has finally made it to Alice Springs. We have Epilogue Lounge, a Mexican/Spanish inspired restaurant and we now have Loco Burrito, a tex-mex style take away. We tried Loco Burrito for the first time last night and I have to say it was a win.
The interior design is way too modern for an Alice Springs take away, which is NOT a bad thing at all. I love how it looks! The subway tiles, the hanging lights the light wood countertop.
When you order, you fill out the menus yourself with textas. This means you can add any ingredient you want to the Burrito. Don’t like corn? Don’t add it. Don’t like beans? Don’t add it. Want extra hot sauce? Add it on. The textas kept Lulu occupied while we waited for the food. There isn't a kids serving, so we ordered Lulu some corn on the cob and figured Nick could have it if she didn't like it. There is a little courtyard to eat in but once the food was ready we headed over to the council lawns for a picnic under the stars. Delightful!
Great tortillas, stringy beef, a no beans option (yes I am the only person in the world who likes tex-mex but hates the beans, ooh and the corn!). Everything is made fresh on site daily and the meat is slow cooked over night. The hot sauce was lacking in hotness and the stringy beef could have had a little more flavour, but I'm still giving this a big thumbs up. Next time I'll just order jalapeños as well. [2015 UPDATE - HOTSAUCE HAS REQUIRED HEAT!! And the beef has had a flavour kick]