Friday, October 28, 2016

Back in El Mero Mero

El Mero Mero, Chijmes

A quick one for a recent revisit to El Mero Mero. We skipped the starters and headed straight for some of their tacos and Josper grilled mains.

El Mero Mero, magaritas

But it didn't mean that we wouldn't take advantage of some of their magaritas during the happy hour. The one with the dried orange in the background was done with mezcal, tasted like it was more potent and was smoky.

El Mero Mer, kurobuta tacos

These are their Kurobuta al pastor sans cilantro. From what I could gather, the fillings are supposed to be vertical spit roasted meat and shaven off much like shawarma. Didn't look like it, the flavours were spicy with some heat and in my opinion, wasted with so much ongoing flavours on Kurobuta pork. While I rather enjoyed the tacos, I didn't think there was a point to the choice of meat.

El Mero Mero, lamb tacos

And those are a second take on their Dorper lamb tacos which we had previously. Delicious stuff. 

El Mero Mero, roasted poblano

This was our first roasted poblano pepper. Looked a little progressive if you know what I mean.

El Mero Mero, roasted poblano

There were grilled corn in the pepper and the creamy stuff might have been made with corn. Can't be sure of it. Couldn't figure out what was the white powder but I'm guessing powdered cotija cheese?.

El Mero Mero, octopus

Grilled octopus. The corn cream that it was resting on tasted like it had some cheese in it which made it really delicious. Those black smudges on the plate were black garlic paste, also nicely paired into the dish. It seems that there's been some good grilled octopus dishes going around the restaurants in recent years.

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