Until recently, Mexican food were not easy to find in Jakarta. Of course there’s Amigos – but it’s a bit pricey and has limited outlet. Nowadays, the situation has changed. You can find Mexican food almost everywhere, especially in food trucks around city centres of Jakarta. But, not all of them are good – I have to say that some of them are just joining the bandwagon, perhaps without understanding the idea of mexican food. Though Mexican food are not my favorite kind of food – I occasionally crave for burrito or quesadilla and got frustrated when one of the food trucks who claim to sell mexican food gave me beef quesadilla with shredded beef and cheese spread rather than diced beef and shredded cheese (!!!).
So, when I got the chance to try a newly opened Mexican food restaurant during my last visit to Bandung, I did not have high expectation towards it. Located in Jalan R.E. Martadinata (Riau) No. 128A, it is easily to find as it has a catchy neon signboard.
When entering the restaurant, me and my family were greeted by the friendly waiter who directed us to our seats. Though they have both indoor and outdoor sitting area, we chose indoor sitting area. After we were seated and given the menu. The menu selection looks impressive. Jalapenos, Burrito, Quesadilla.. they have all the basic mexican food. And that’s about it. The don’t fall into nowadays hip restaurant trap where you have to serve dessert to be able to “fit in” neither do they serve nasi goreng to be able to fit into most Indonesians’ taste buds. One plus point for staying true to mexican food only. Before I start to talk about the food, have a look at these pictures of the restaurant’s ambiance…
Now, do you agree with me if I gave it a second plus point for the ambiance and design? The restaurant has a quirky + vibrant design. It may not be the kind of restaurant for family gathering, but feel free to bring your parents or children there (note that they serve alcohol), to my observation, the indoor area is non-smoker friendly.
Okay, let’s talk about the food now. The four of us ordered different kinds of food. For starters, we ordered Jalapeno Poppers (IDR 27.000). This is surely not for me, as it’s very spicy. My mum could not handle it, I didn’t even want to try.. but my brother loved it!
Next, the main course. We ordered Beef burritos (IDR 47.500), Beef quesadilla (IDR 32.000), and Ox tongue taco (IDR 48.000). All three dishes taste soooo goood! They are rich of flavor and has generous fillings. My brother even said that the burritos were the best he had ever tasted. Each dish came with cream cheese, guacamole, and salsa sauce, also tortilla chips. Yummm! Third plus point for the food.
Although I came here with minimal expectation, I left Perky Pedro with satisfied tummy. Not to forget, it’s friendly for the wallet too – we spent less than IDR 400.000 for four persons.. so it’s less than IDR 100.000 per person. Not too sure about in Bandung – but in Jakarta, it is hard to go to a restaurant, eat good food, enjoy a nice ambiance, and pay less than IDR 100.000 per person. So for me, it’s another plus point! Definitely a must try if you are in Bandung and would love to try something different.