I never go out for Mexican. It’s so easy to make at home, super fresh and inexpensive. Although my beef mince burritos spiced with cumin, paprika and cayenne probably aren’t authentic. So when It was time to go to Jalisco Mexican I was pumped, ready to be shown the world of authentic Mexican with super fresh and punchy flavours.
I arrived around 6 pm with nobody else in the restaurant, thank god. That means my food will come out super quick, right? The corn arrived within a decent time frame, super juicy, creamy and slightly spicy. As far as corn goes it was good, (side note I don’t really like corn, my grandma use to always say it was chicken food and that has stuck with me forever).
That was the only highlight of the night, the hour-long wait for our mains begun. Still being the only customers and Mexican literally taking no more than 20 minutes to make I started to wonder what the problem was. Were the importing the food? Had the kitchen caught on fire? Were they being deported?
When my trio of tacos finally hit the table I was expecting mind-blowing food. The first taco was a Fish Taco, that came with two slices of deep fried fish, one slither of cabbage and a little sauce. Bad, not good. All you could taste was the batter.
Next up was the Chilli Con Carne taco, some nice hints of cumin, chilli and coriander popping through and the addition of feta added a sharp taste but it was STONE COLD. Clearly, in the hour, they weren’t cooking.
And the final taco of the trio was Pulled Pork, once again stone cold!??? The pork had no flavour, tasted as if they had just roasted it for 8 hours without even a hint of seasoning.
I also ordered a plate of the Enchiladas with Mexican Rice and Beans. Where do I even begin? The rice tasted like a plate of chemicals and I’m pretty sure it came out of a packet of Uncle Ben’s Mexican Rice. The Enchiladas them self-had been drowned in cheese which was the dominant flavour and left an uneasy feeling in my stomach.
The food is overpriced and terrible, If I could give it zero stars I would. My only advice to Jalisco Mexican is to shut the place down.