Big flavours, fresh ingredients, signature cocktails and an authentic looking Mexican restaurant. What is not to love about everything you just read? If you’re after a great night in Kent with mouth-watering food and don’t fancy a takeaway or your local pub, just take a trip down to Maidstone to MEXIco.
When I first received the email inviting me to the launch of MEXIco’s new restaurant in Maidstone, I went giddy with excitement. Food is amazing but Mexican food is even better and nothing can beat nachos!
Their mission is simply to bring you the true taste of Mexico with recipes handed down through generations to give you the authenticity of real Mexican food. Judging from the food we tried last week, it tastes bloody good and definitely entices you back for more.
The dish they claim to be most proud of is their puffy tacos and I’ll tell you now, if I made that dish I’d be proud as well. It tastes incredible. I think it was the chicken one we tried and I think I ate three or four of them. So good I can’t even explain! Something I also devoured was the guacamole. I honestly have never tasted anything like it and if I could, I’d order it in bulk and take it home with me. *Mental note for next time I go*
The only thing I wasn’t too keen on was the cocktails. That’s probably just because I don’t really drink alcohol and if I do it’s only a beer. They tasted really strong, like I felt drunk after taking just a sip but my friend seemed to absolutely love them, especially the one with tequila. There was one drink though which blew the rest of them out the water and that was the mango and passionfruit slushy. It’s a very nostalgic drink, taking me back to the days where I’d get a Tango ice blast before the cinema, and it tastes amazing. I think by the end of the night we’d all drank our weight in slushies!
Not only were we stuffed with generously sized canapes, but also encouraged to try tequila tasting. I have to admit, I bowed out of this one. After horrendous experiences with the stuff, I just didn’t fancy a trip down memory lane! It sounded interesting though and guess what, tequila is the new gin… You heard it here first!
It’s not all about the food and drink though, the restaurant itself looks so cool and makes you want to Instagram EVERYTHING! It’s decorated with authentic Mexican artwork and if you’re anything like me, you’ll leave with even more of a sugar skull obsession.
I’ve been lucky enough to be invited back for a full meal review in the new year and I’ll be sure to update you further then but for now it’s a yes from me! I just want to say a huge thank you to the team there for inviting me and I can’t wait to come back for more!
To find out more about MEXIco and check out their menu just head to their website!