Monday, 29 February 2016

Pacos Tacos

Pacos Tacos is like the rebellious younger brother of the Movida group - bucking the trend of serving traditional Spanish cuisine, Pacos has instead opted for a Mexican inspired menu.

The venue itself is Paco's biggest draw-card.  Being one of the few places in the legal district which offers outdoor seating for dinner, it's the perfect spot for a casual catch up after work on a hot Summer's night.

The nachos are the highlight of the menu. Smothered with feta cheese, chiptole sauce, salsa verde, BBQ corn salsa, sour cream, coriander and pepita seeds, they taste lighter then the usual culprit, with the pepita seeds giving it an incredible texture.

If leaning towards a taco, I would highly recommend going for one of the seafood options.  The calamari was cooked perfectly in the calamari taco with iceberg lettuce, pico de gallo, jalapeños and mayonnaise, and a fellow diner raved about the spice crumbed blue grenadier taco.  However, whilst the meats were definitely cooked well, the flavours left me wanting in the 14 hour slow cooked pork shoulder taco and the slow cooked smoked brisket taco, and I would recommend moving on to a different menu item. . 

Paco's is a great spot for an after work drink on a hot Summer's night, especially if you are looking for somewhere gym-wear appropriate.  However, next time if I'm hungry I'll probably just stick with ordering the nachos.

Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Total: 9.5/15
Verdict: like - get around to trying it at some point

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