For those of you who missed my last post about their launch night, you can read it here. I went on Sunday afternoon for lunch with my boyfriend. El Toro Loco has a really inviting exterior, and its interior is authentically designed to look Mexican. It has animal skulls on the walls, a beautiful mural and a floor made of Mexican coins. The menu has a great 'no faff' approach- burrito, taco, quesadilla or 'naked burrito' with 3 choices of meat or a vegetarian option plus your choice of beans and extras. After much deliberation, we went for a chicken burrito, a pork burrito and a pork quesadilla- ambitious I know, but we love Mexican food and had just been to the gym to work up an appetite.
My pork burrito had white rice, a pork/ bean mixture, pulled pork, cheese, sour cream, lettuce and guacamole on it- and it was huge! My boyfriend had the same but with chicken and we shared the pork quesadilla with cheese. The outcome was the best burrito I've had in Scotland (I love Mexican food so this is quite a statement). The restaurant has an impressive selection of super hot and spicy sauces to go on your feast. We thought it would be rude not to try some so went for the Kick Ass hot sauce, something called Whoop Ass Chipotle Fire and another one called Bacon Hot Sauce (my favourite). Great names and REALLY hot, so if you know anyone who loves a hot sauce then send them to El Toro Loco.
After we'd devoured our mains, hardly uttering a word to each other apart from things like 'Christ that sauce is hot', we moved on to a sweet treat. Now, sweets and desserts is not something I usually get at a Mexican restaurant mostly because I have stuffed myself silly with a main, but I thought you would want to know what the whole menu was like, so I took one for the team and tried dessert..... just for you guys. We had a chili chocolate mousse and a crème brulee with chili flakes on top. It seems everything in this restaurant has chili in it. I've always wondered what chili and chocolate is like as a combination, and this chocolate mousse was pretty damn good. I had a chat to the owner, and he said they tried it without the chili but felt like after having a spicy main, the plain chocolate mousse would feel a bit bland- an idea I totally agree with. As for the crème brulee with chili flakes on top, well it was actual heaven and you HAVE to try it.
I loved El Toro Loco for its laid back vibe and great simple Mexican food. The owner has some great plans for the little place and I'm excited to see where it's heading. Apparently during the festival, queues to get into this place were out the door so you know it must be good. I thought it was great and will definitely be back again, I've already decided that I'm trying the tacos next time (a man at the table next to me had them and I had serious food envy even though I had just stuffed myself silly with burritos).
El Toro Loco
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