Situated at the South Melbourne Market, Paco Y Lola is unsurprisingly packed to the brim on market days - however, even on non-market days Paco Y Lola is still bustling with patrons. Serving up Mexican inspired cuisine at an incredibly reasonable price tag, the venue itself that has a relaxed but colourful vibe.
Paco Y Lola's chicken burrito with corn, red peppers, beans, sour cream and cheese was a highlight of our evening. Whilst it may be a diet's worst nightmare - oozing with meat and cheese, this fat juicy beast was definitely worth the calories.
The Sopes (i.e. those strange purple looking things below which you'd be forgiven for mistaking as hamburger patties) with slow cooked Chilli Colorado beef was also a highlight - served with lettuce, feta, corn and salsa, the dish had an incredible array of flavours and textures, and the juicy slow cooked beef just melted in the mouth.
The pulled pork quesadillas, however, were unfortunately a miss - whilst presented beautifully, they came out cold and claggy.
With its friendly service and great price tag, Paco Y Lola is definitely worth a visit - especially for their burritos.
Verdict: Like - get around to trying it at some point.