My love affair with Mexican food
I love Mexican cuisine. Love, love, love it. It’s carbs, cheese and avocados. What’s not to love?
Before my New Year resolution (to eat healthy!) really kicked in, I headed off to my favourite Mexican restaurant in Cape Town – Pancho’s in Observatory, to eat enough carbs so that just maybe I would become sick of them. Genius plan didn’t work.
I haven’t been to Pancho’s in eons and it was probably the first time I was going to go there and actually be able to afford to eat without sharing nachos between three people (ya, ya, student days, no shame).
Remembering the look we used to get at the door when we didn’t make a booking (clearly scarred me for life). This time, I made sure I made a booking and confirmed that their food is halaal-friendly.
We arrived in Observatory and even though it has probably been years that I walked down the Main Rd, it still looked very much the same. Ah, so many good memories. Can someone please bring back that street party? But please bring it back with a whole lot of security, I don’t want to have to buy a new wallet and (renew my) driver’s license again.
Pancho’s has not changed one bit. It has that pub-feeling and the same fun vibes. It was hard deciding what to get but in the end, I opted for the chicken and almond flauta (basically a deep fried flour tortilla). I was tempted to get the chilli poppers too but I reckoned I’d probably not make it through all that food. The flauta was delicious! I type that with tears in my eyes as I’m not sure when I’m going to get to eat it again. And I only managed to eat half!!
Their nachos are the best I’ve had in Cape Town and I’ve yet to taste something better.
I will definitely be back to try everything else on the menu for a “cheat”-meal. Okay, they have salad too but how can you go there and order salad? C’mon now.