Char-grilled chicken, onion and pepper strips straddling chunks of avocado, tomato, a blend of grated cheeses and greens with a spicy hot sauce, freshly squeezed lime and a house-concocted ‘secret’ salad dressing, in a crispy tortilla shell.
El Poco Mexico redefines salad.
The first time we ate at this Mexican diner in Catford last year, K and I shared a tortilla basket salad as a starter. There were almost tears: I was so full I couldn’t eat my main course (on the plus side we shared a pitcher of margarita @ £18.90). That torment will stay with me, but so does the excitement of having a salad every time I come here to eat in or take-away (yes, I said excitement and salad in the same sentence) whether it’s steak, chicken, peri peri prawns or regular.
Both the steak and chicken salads are served with char-grilled, slightly caramelised onions and peppers giving them the edge over other salad varieties. Along with the ‘tostada’ crunchy basket shell, this makes for a really hearty main course.
Never has salad been so satisfying. And filling.
A nicely kitsch bar area is topped with sombreros to try on and amuse yourselves and the kids (it’s a very child friendly place with really friendly service) – it’s easy to feel at home here.
El Poco Mexico has been open for a couple of years now, and – along with the Catford Bridge Tavern, Sapporo Ichiban and Mekan – is putting Catford firmly on the map as an area to go to for food and drinks in London.
More of the menu
~ Lardbutty rating: 3.5 / 5
~ Type: Mexican
~ Address: El Poco Mexico, 129 Rushey Green, Catford, London
~ Postcode: SE6 4AA
~ Tel: 020 8698 0671
~ Nearest train station: Catford Bridge or Catford
~ Website + menus: El Poco Mexico website
~ El Poco Mexico photos on flickr
~ facebook page: El Poco Mexico facebook page
~ Location: El Poco Mexico map
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