Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Loco @ Changkat

Back to Loco for more Mexican marvels. Earlier entry on Loco: March 26.

Ceviche _ citrus-cured prawns tossed with tomatoes, onions, avocado, chili & cilantro, served chilled in shallow bowls with tortilla chips. Beware: this looks & sounds like an innocent snack, but some hidden bits of chili inside are incendiary!

Chile rellenos _ baked baby capsicums stuffed with plump prawns, roast garlic & chili pablo. Served in a pan filled with creamy kitchen-made tomato gravy.

Chorizo fondue with roasted jalapenos. Cheesy-thick & spicy, it's like a culinary narcotic; we were hooked from the first bite & couldn't stop till each drop was mopped up with the flat bread.

Maize fries _ fried corn maize & jalapenos, cut into crispy chips & partnered with salsa loco (stewed tomatillo, green chili, jalapeno & habanero). Bored of French fries? Here's another addictive alternative, intriguingly grainy-textured.

Chicken tacos _ soft corn tortillas, folded with refried beans & lettuce, served with salsa arobal (toasted pecan nuts, dried red chili salsa & lime). All salsas are made fresh in Loco's kitchen.

Beef burritos filled with refried beans, avocado & lettuce, eaten with sour cream & guacamole. Fabulous as finger food, stellar for sharing.

Watermelon juice with tequila, Monin liquor & homemade sours, beside a chocolate Margarita. There was probably more, but those photos are lost forever in a haze of alcohol.

Psychedelic colors contribute to the sensation of being sloshed silly.

Loco Mexican Restaurant & Bar,
Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
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52 comments:

  1. I m salivating at d chorizo fondue...pork n cheese plus bread...a lovely combination :D

    Baked capsicums, tortilla n burritos...always favs of mine :D

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    1. Ulric: oops, i should have typed "beef chorizo," sorry! it's supposed to be some mexican-style chorizo, not the spanish one. and this restaurant is pork-free :D heh, yeah, burritos are fun to eat =)

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    2. Beef also can lar...can take my Muslim frens for some unique makan here minus the alcohol :D

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    3. Ulric: true! i think there are some interesting booze-free juice mocktails here too for those who can't consume alcohol =)

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    4. Are the prices here ok?...*sweats*...

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    5. Ulric: oh, to be safe, and to really be able to order, I think can budget RM50 per person.

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    6. Hey...tats not too bad! :)

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  2. cheese and chorizo does go well together but it can hurt your guts after that...

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    1. Michelle: phew! thank goodness i didn't suffer that here! :D

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  3. Thanks to Anthony Bourdain, I desperately want to walk along the streets in Mexico and eat everything in sight! :P Ooohh that fondue reminds me of butter crab sauce with deep-fried mantou!!

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    1. Vien: heheh, i'd like an air-conditioned cab through the streets of mexico! i've never been there, and i kinda think i never will. so thank goodness for mexican restaurants :D heh, it's now nearly dinnertime in KL, and i'm craving some chinese butter sauce! :D

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  4. The chorizo fondue reminds me of the cheese fondue I tried in Zermatt, not spicy but with alcohol in it, I think you will love that! LOL

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    1. CK: oooh, i think i will love that! i can imagine maybe the strong taste of cherry liquor inside the fondue :D

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  5. OMG.. EVERYTHING looks so good!! :D

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    1. TNG: it's quite a good feast! :D

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  6. If I finished that whole fondue, I doubt there would be space left for anything else! hahah

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    1. Drops of Contentment: heh, what's that song from Glee? fondue for two, fondue for two... :D

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  7. ahhhh ceviche! i love a mean ceviche ;)

    - Lyla

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    1. Lyla: mean & somewhat green! p.s. come back to kl soon! :D

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  8. Such a colourful place! That chorizo fondue looks damn evil :-P

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    1. Pureglutton: oh yeah, i like the splash of colors! actually all the food here seems quite calorie-laden and carb-laden, even though there's lotsa fresh veggies used too :D

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  9. mexican! now that's something that's been missing from my recent dining escapades:) but but.. how come got Ceviche one? Nice ar?

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    1. Ciki: ooo, there will be a couple more mexican restaurants opening in KL in the next three months :D supposedly ceviche is also a coastal mexican dish! it's decent here, though the portion of chopped prawns is not very much =)

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  10. the ceviche looks so good :) i've only tried tacos n burritos in mexican food

    Latest: The Healthy Bar

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    1. Fish: burritos are my favorite! i also like the fried chimichangas :D

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  11. I remember the Ceviche:D Had to calm my tongue down with some Guinness during St Patrick's when I bit into more chilli than I cold handle.

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    1. Missyblurkit: thank goodness for Guinness! yeah, i actually think i'd prefer the ceviche WITHOUT chili :D

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  12. looks good. nearby my office, shall give it a try soon. =)

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    1. Jean: i hope you enjoy your meal here! :D

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  13. Hidden bits of chili? Thanks for the warning! Goodness knows I've fallen victim to many a crouching cili padi in the past... :P

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    1. Kenny: heheh, yes, the tale of the hidden cili in the thai mango salad is impossible to forget! here's wishing us a life free of crouching chilies :D

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  14. all the food are so unique..
    is it very spicy?

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    1. Simple Person: oh yeah, it's a very interesting menu. maybe 50 percent of the dishes are spicy (as well as some of the sauces) :D

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  15. Yum! The food looks great. Can't wait to give it a try.

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    1. The Yum List: 2012 could be the year of the mexican restaurants in KL! :D

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  16. I usually go to Las Carretas for Mexican food. Time to check this place out. :)

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    1. Bangsar-babe: oh yeah, i admire las carretas for its resilience! i think the food at las carretas is rather pricey, but i guess it's definitely tasty, and the ambiance is fun for a relaxing night :D

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  17. A few other Mexican restaurants opening soon in KL!

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    1. Baby sumo: I wonder why there's a sudden surge in interest in mexican food!

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  18. You had me at ceviche :P

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    1. UnkaLeong: i'm a fan too! :D

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  19. "Demi-glazed tenderloin cooked with chocolate"

    ... chocolate? o_O ... this I *gotta* try next time I balik kampung!

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    1. Timing: errmm actually u're commenting on the food for another entry, the Hennessy event, not this Loco restaurant =)

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  20. maize fries? that's something new and unheard of to me. They looked really thick from the picture and a little greasy too yeah?

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    1. Eiling: thick, ya. but not greasy actually. maybe it's my fault for sharpening that photo too much :D

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  21. Hello Sean, Are you manager s Loco? I sent you a email to: jo loco-kl.com please send me back asap.

    It is very important for us.

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  22. Unknown: no, i have no connection to Loco.

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  23. Hi all, thanks for the great feedback about loco. As a new bar and restaurant we really appreciate it! If you want to contact loco please email jo@loco-kl.com. All feedback is accepted and responded to.

    Unknown - I have not received any emails recently so please do email me again at the address above.

    Thanks
    Jo @ Loco!

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  25. The best Mexican food in Asia! I'm hooked! I've been there every week since they opened. The dangerous list of Margaritas is continually growing...

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  26. Looks real good!!!!!! Nyummm =]

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  27. Looks real good!!!!!! Nyummm =]

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