New Mexican restaurant, La Mexicana, opens in Enfield town centre
By helenochyra | Sunday, July 11, 2010, 16:13
Walking into Enfield town last week I was delighted to see
La Mexicana restaurant on Church Street, Enfield town
that a new Mexican restaurant and bar was taking the place of the recently
departed Wimpy. As luck would have it I had a pre-arranged dinner with my
boyfriend and my soon to be in-laws so a quick phone call later and we were
booked in for the first Friday night that La Mexicana was open.
Clearly there are still a few things for La Mexicana to sort
out – they hadn’t managed to get their licence approved so it was bring your
own, but this suited us just fine, saving us a good £20. It was also pretty clear that a number of
the waiting staff were very new to the business, but the friendly, hard-working
manager was on hand to steer the newbies in the right direction and for the
most part everything went without a hitch.
The décor is spot on with ever so slightly cheesy Mexican
murals on the walls (cactus, as you can imagine, features highly) and bright
colours everywhere. We had to wait quite a while for our food – probably an
hour from sitting down – but the manager apologised and brought us what were
genuinely the tastiest tortilla chips I’ve ever eaten and the food wasn’t far behind.
Everything was absolutely delicious – the chicken and rib-eye fajitas (£10.50)
came with plentiful onion, pepper and sauces (extra salsa was brought at no extra
charge), the beef burrito (£8.95) was tasty and there was a wide variety of
other, more unusual, dishes including some smaller plates and a few sharing
platters on the menu.
Once La Mexicana gets over its teething issues (the fire
alarm in the kitchen kept going off) and the bar upstairs is able to open, it’s
sure to make a great addition to this end of town.
Has anyone else been there yet? Did you have a good meal? Is
the service improving?