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Published July 11th 2017
Camin(o) to where Tex meets Mex
Perched in the Rocks, a few minutes from Circular Quay station, El Camino Cantina is a Tex-Mex crowd pleaser, serving students, professionals and families. We arrived on a busy Wednesday night.
We were quickly hustled through the crowded bar area towards the more spacious seating area. We were given our disc-shaped menus. The best course of action was to choose plates to share between the four of us. There was a Wednesday 10c chicken wing special with the order of a large margarita or beer.
10c Chicken Wings
We were told that we could order between 6 to 20 chicken wings per large drink. We ordered 20. They also efficiently gave us complimentary nachos with two sauces, tomato salsa and jalapeno.
For our large drink, we ordered the strawberry margarita to share between the four of us. It was a fruity drink, with only a hint of the alcoholic taste. We had the Pollo Loco Quesadilla.
It was a cheesy and crispy tortilla with guacamole and sour cream. It was a good entree which led well into the next dishes. We also ordered an Adobo Spiced Chicken Fajita.
It was quite flavoursome with tender chicken. We found the chicken fajita to be delicious when complemented with sour cream, cheddar and diced tomatoes.
The pulled pork tacos were my highlight. The soft tortilla flour shell beautifully wrapped the mildly spiced pork. We also had grilled chicken tacos with Spanish onions, coriander and lime, which was of medium spice.
Chicken and pulled pork tacos
When the chicken wings came (albeit, a lot later than the rest of the food), we were slightly disappointed. Some were cold, as if they had just come out of the fridge. However, most were of a respectable standard, hosed with a hot sauce.
The restaurant was bustling and busy throughout the night and I can see why. El Camino Cantina is a unique Tex-Mex restaurant which brings together crowds and lively gatherings with delicious food and drinks.