Mexican food is such a nice treat. It encompasses a lot of things I love. Spice, cheese, carby goodness. Okay I’ll admit it, generally Mexican food isn’t the healthiest going, but you’ve just got to treat yourself sometimes. It’s all about balance.
We’re super lucky to have a new restaurant called Mexico open up in nearby Maidstone. This area is a bit of a hub for great restaurants and so Mexico, Maidstone had a lot to live up to.
The restaurant is located on Earl Street in Maidstone which is the main street of restaurants in this area. There’s a lot of competition from other chain restaurants. Mexico is part of a small chain, with just two other restaurants under the umbrella.
Maidstone was crying out for a decent Mexican restaurant. There was a Mexican restaurant a while back on Earl Street called Mexxa Mexxa, but the food was pretty rubbish.
So my other half and visited a few weeks after opening with another couple.
The choice on the menu was fantastic and I was a little stumped on what to choose. There’s not much at a Mexican restaurant that I don’t like. I choose the chicken chipotle burrito and my other half the chicken enchiladas.
If you’ve never had a burrito, it is a flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of filling. Typically chicken, beef, pork or vegetables. Mine had pulled chicken, Mexican rice, pinto beans, sautéed peppers, onions, crema, lettuce and tomatoes. It’s then baked.
Enchiladas are similar, but the rice comes served on the side. You also generally get more enchilada per serving so it’s an ideal dish for a bigger appetite.
Our main course were absolutely delicious. The food was clearly freshly cooked and it was well presented. My burrito was spicy but also cheesy. It was massively filling though, meaning I didn’t have room for dessert.
The rest of our party did. Ordering churros and a banana burrito. Churros are made from a similar mixture to doughnut dough but are piped into a deep fat fryer in little pieces. They are usually covered in cinnamon and sugar and served with a chocolate sauce.
The banana burrito was really unusual. I had never seen this on a menu before. It was made from chopped banana and cinnamon sugar, wrapped up and served with dulce de leche caramel sauce and ice cream. It tasted really nice (I had room to try a mouthful) but it was quite sickly. My other half loved it though. He’s got such a sweet tooth.
When we were there, we saw people drinking cocktails from skull glasses and saw they do a 2 for 1 cocktail menu from 5pm - 7pm & 9:30pm – 11pm every day. We didn’t try any of the cocktails this time, but next time I’m sure we’ll take advantage of this. Maybe a little pre-dinner cocktail is in order?
The food was really reasonably priced. Main meals were around £8 - £9 and the desserts between £5 and £6. Cocktails are between £5 and £8, so even better value if you go during two for one times.
The food in Mexico, Maidstone was really good. If I’m being a bit picky, I think perhaps the churros were a little overcooked, but they weren’t my dessert, so I didn’t eat them. They were quite crispy looking. But my main dish was absolutely heavenly and what I expect from a good Mexican.
One thing that did make us smile was that every member of staff who was working came over to ask us if our food was okay. It was a little overkill, but I’d rather that than they ignore us all night. I hope this restaurant does well as it’s a great addition to the restaurants available in Maidstone. I know we’ll be back for food and one of those amazing looking cocktails.
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I’ve got an amazing set of spice and herbs in a handy carrier to give away to one lucky winner.
All you need to do is follow me on Instagram and you’ll be entered into the prize draw. The competition will close on the 30th November. Good luck!
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