KT and I caught up for a good old chat on a Saturday night at El Loco at the Slip Inn in the city. You can also find El Loco in Surry Hills – but we wanted to go somewhere a bit more quiet especially because there was a game on that night and every bar in the Eastern suburbs was going to be FULL! Also, the Slip Inn is where Princess Mary met her Prince… I didn’t meet a prince that night but I did have a tasty, ‘cheap and cheerful’ dinner and drinks in a fun, buzzing venue that I highly recommend.
We started with crispy corn chips that we dipped into a very creamy guacamole and spicy salsa. We added some hot tobasco sauce to the salsa to give it a little extra kick. We ordered tall glasses of sweet, chilled apple cider to wash it all down. It was…
For our mains, I had some delicious fish tacos filled with fish (obviously!), chipotle mayo, salsa verde, cabbage, coriander and spring onions. (It’s small, I know, but I’m trying to eat less for dinner you see!)
KT ate the ‘pork torta’ which is a soft bun filled to the brim with pork, cabbage salad, pico de gallo (a type of salsa) and mayo. I’m not sure how she ate it because I was too busy eating my own taco and trying not to make a mess! But she finished it and said it was amazing so I’m going to have to try it next time – and I think you should too!
El Loco is a fun, laid-back venue with affordable and delicious food. You can sit on colourful stools at the large tables with a group of friends, or you can lounge in a cosy booth or you can head outside to the outdoor bar. It was raining that night so we sat in a booth so that we could chat and stay warm! The restaurant/bar is pretty spacious although it gets very busy so perhaps it’s best to go there early in the night to secure a table.
I’ll definitely be there again soon so I might see you there!