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Published May 4th 2012
Last Sunday, the three of us headed off for Pyrmont. For the uninitiated the three would be moi, the wife and the Bogan express(Our Ford G6). Unfortunate christening, but that's better than being called a "taxi" I reckon. So we were headed for another voucher meal; a champagne brunch at a restaurant called Asti on Harris Street. We found a parking in Wilson's parking with some difficulty and walked towards Asti,only to find it closed. Gone into administration! Our anger knew no bounds. Someone could've called and let us know; it's not a short drive from Wentworthville, and I could almost hear the Bogan express roar in the parking lot. Grrrr - yeah the feeling was mutual. Anyway,we then marched off to the Harbourside Shopping Centre, and whilst I clicked some photographs, the wife found a cute Mexican place aptly named "Mad Mex".

We were angry, hungry and ready to eat. Mad Mex was started by Clovis and Angela young in 2007, in Darlinghurst. Clovis used to surf a lot as a kid in California, where he relished Mexican food after surfing. Not finding any quality Mexican joints in Australia, he and Angela decided to open one, and the rest is history. Do check their website - it's a very musical one.

I ordered a small burrito ($7.90) which has black beans, cheese, rice, lettuce and sour cream and took a pollo filling (chicken). I added guacomole, extra for $2.00. The burritos were wrapped perfectly and it was easy to eat. Really tasty and value for money.

The wife ordered her favourite quesedillas with beef filling( $9.90). It has only one size. The quesedillas were toasted just right; not too hard or too soft. Perfect. In fact, I liked the quesedillas more probably because of the beef filling, and the wife liked the burrito because of the beans. Perfect exchange.

We also ordered margaritas, which are usually $8.00 each, but on that day it was $5.00. They are on special till 5th May as part of "Cinco de mayo" celebrations. It celebrates the same day in 1862 when 4000 Mexican soldiers fought off double as many French and deserter Mexican soldiers.

The only thing that was left to be desired were the plastic cups, but then for $5.00, I ain't cribbing.The margaritas were really smooth. I lived in NYC for a few years, whilst studying fashion at FIT and I must add, that the Mexican at Mad Mex compares favourably to what I had in NYC.

The grub was quite filling and we had decided to try their churros, but took a rain check on that. Probably leave to that for San Churros in Parra.

The place had a nice ambience, with some South American tourists eating and lovely Mexican music playing. Their decor and display were quite bright and clear.

Must try their tequilas next time - I haven't had a tequila shot in ages.

We had a fabulous time and came back satisfied, even though our day started on a bad note. Like they say - 'all's well that ends well'. Do check out a Mad Mex near you.
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