A new Mexican restaurant has recently opened in Liverpool and it's been on our 'to try' list so we decided to go this weekend when I finished work. We arrived quite early, just before 6, and it wasn't busy but by the time we left it was getting quite bustling.
Modelo and tortilla chips with guacamole. I love any homemade guacamole and this was great. I wasn't so sure on the salsa as it seemed a bit too paprika-ey for my taste but Scott really liked it.
Small plate of mixed grill - yum. This consisted of chicken wings and drummers, homemade chorizo and ribs. The ribs were a bit disappointing and slightly dry but the rest of it was amazing. Not sure if maybe the ribs were dry because they seemed a bit on the skinny side, maybe meatier ribs wouldn't have gone so dry.
Al Pastor taco - this is a taco with marinated belly pork and chargrilled pineapple. It was so lovely and the belly pork wasn't fatty or greasy at all, it was really fresh.
Salpicon tostada - This was my favourite I think and could have happily ate about a dozen of these. It is beef with caramelised parsnips and carrots. One thing I noticed at Lucha libre was how fresh tasting everything was. It definitely beat any other mexican food I've ate previously.
And the dessert, oh my god, the dessert. Crepes in a mexican dulce de leche style sauce (I've forgotten the name of this sauce, doh!). This was amazing, the sauce was really rich and had a hint of cinnamon to it. Perhaps could have been improved with the addition of some ice cream (cinnamon flavoured ice cream would be amazing with it).
I think we will definitely be trying Lucha libre again - I really want to try the quesadillas and burritos. Oh and the margaritas too!
I might have to try cooking some Mexican food at home too, especially now it's getting summerier (it's pure Summer food!) does anyone have any Mexican cookbooks or favourite recipes to share?