Freelance writer, mum of two who loves living in sunny Perth.
Published July 7th 2012
Sometimes only a take away will do. Maybe you're in a rush; forgotten your lunch or perhaps you just cannot be bothered cooking. Whatever the reason, sometimes it's just good to be able to outsource the whole meal preparation component and just enjoy some delicious food. A fairly new entrant on the take away scene is Mad Mex. Whilst it's been around since 2007, it's only made the move to Perth in very recent times. With a firm emphasis on full flavours through fresh and healthy ingredients, Mad Mex is a great addition to Perth's take away or quick eats' options.
The Food Mad Mex is a Mexican take away based around a similar premise to Subway, whereby you choose what you want in your burrito, quesadilla or tacos; making important choices regarding what meat filling you want, and decisions regarding your preferred toppings such as mild salsa, hot salsa, black beans and sour cream. From the menu you can create a variety of flavour combinations.
If you've not been before, this is typically how you'd order.
Step One: Your first choice is what type of meal you are having. Choose from burrito, naked burrito (no wrap), soft taco, crispy taco, nachos, quesadilla or the grande melt (quesadilla rolled and pressed like a burrito). Step Two: Now you need to choose your filling. Choices include beef, chicken, pork, steak, or vegetarian. If you're feeling especially hungry you can order extra meat. Step Three: Dependant upon the meal you are ordering. you have different options for adding salsas. Choose from mild tomato, corn (medium spice), tomatillo (mild), roasted tomato (medium), picante (hot) and fajita mix (onions and capsicum). Step Four: You're nearly there; the final step being just choosing your extras. Choices can be made from rice, black beans, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, jalapenos and guacamole.
Main meal items are priced around the $10 mark and portions are generous.
Desserts can be found in the form of churros, which are like a cylindrical mexican doughnut, and absolutely delicious.
Those seeking a particularly spicy treat, you should definitely opt for picante salsa and the extra jalapenos.
If you are counting calories, this is one take away option where you can still watch your waistline. The website features a clever nutrional calculator where you can tally up the nutritional content of your food choices; making this a great alternative to some of the less healthy quick food options on the market.
I visited the Mad Mex in Subiaco based centrally on Hay St. This is a very busy weekday lunch time spot, firmly established as a favourite amongst the Subiaco office worker community. However, queues move swiftly, and it's definitely worth waiting your turn. Subiaco's Mad Mex features plenty of indoor seating, and numerous high chairs if you are bringing kids with you. Weekends would be an ideal time to visit the Subiaco Mad Mex, as queues are much lighter without the Monday - Friday worker contingent.