"Artery-thickening Tex Mex"Review Rating: Reviewed by Leila
Fulham Broadway’s Guaca is colourful to say the least, with luchador masks and other trinkets hanging from the walls; they’ve even placed a sombrero on each seat, although so far no one is choosing to wear one.
Such décor can only mean one thing: Tex-Mex food, the American junk food interpretation of Mexican cuisine. At Guaca they’ve certainly found a way to make everything extra-stodgy, take the quesadillas for instance, the tortillas dripping with so much melted cheese that it masks the other ingredients. The gambas habanero are fiery, pan-fried king prawns, presented in a pot with a generous slick of oil, sliced tomatoes and chillies, and two pieces of garlic bread.
A large sirloin steak comes with heaps of fat chips, salad, corn on the cob and coleslaw; the beef has plenty of marbling, and the mustard sauce seems to mostly consist of butter. As a filling dish it’s not bad value for £15.95.
The chimichangas are a little like the quesadillas but deep fried, with bits of shredded chicken swimming in yet more hot molten cheese. They come with saffron rice, pinto beans, guacamole and sour cream, making this another huge platter for £10.95. Unsurprisingly we have no room left for dessert, which are things like cheesecake, churros and key lime pie.
Go to fill up on artery-thickening, inexpensive food and cheap cocktails (one example is the Guaca margarita, a sweet concoction of tequila, passion fruit, agave syrup, avocado and crushed ice, priced at £5.95). They’re set to expand imminently too, with a steakhouse opening just a few doors down from here in the near future.
Leila reviewed Guaca on Mon 14 Jan 2013