Friday, 6 April 2012
EL LOCO - SURRY HILLS
64 Foveaux St
This is one lively place. Its got a busy industrial Mexican cantina feel to it - kind of like a combined workshop feel with a cheap and cheerful Mexican mess hall. Its not in the busy part of Surry Hills but everyone seems to find it - its gets full very quickly and finding table space is a challenge - but everyone seems happy sharing tables if there's space.
Main number one was the fish torta sandwich (the Mexican version of a fillet of fish - but better) comprising grilled fish served on a soft bun with cabbage, coriander, spring onion, mayonnaise and pico de gallo salsa.
It wasn't huge and could have been cooked a bit more but was very tasty and for only $12 it was good value. It was devoured completely - every last drop!
Be carefull of the hooks all along the walls when you lean back - you could be impaled. Also check carefully if you go into the toilets - they have skeletons on the doors and its hard to tell which one is which - we had a lot of fun watching people rush out of the wrong room with a terrified look on their face!
El Loco is a great place to drop in for a quick, cheap and tasty meal. The service was very fast and very friendly - great actually. The food was just as good as the service. If you're planning to spend the night there be prepared for some noise and crowds.