All around Perth and I presume Australia as Perth is generally the last stop for these things, Mexican fast food joints have been popping up almost overnight in some cases. I have tried a few of them and have decided that Zambrero is my favourite by far.
Zambrero describes its fares as bold modern mexican that feeds the heart and soul. Now I cant say it had that much of an impact on my life but it certainly fed my stomach and at the very most perhaps my thighs. There isnt much that goes to my thighs but I am going to bet this could be an exception as the thing that makes Zambrero so delicious is the generous serves of sour cream and cheese. Two sinful ingredients.
Three things were sampled this Sunday.
First the hard shelled taco with chicken. This was much easier to eat than I had anticipated. Tacos can be a monumental disaster if over filled and most can end up on the floor. I am proud to say that I handled myself very well eating this today. Minimal mess resulted.
Next to sample was the Quesadilla. The filling was basic - tomato and cheese with a herb and garlic sauce. These were so good. Honestly really very yummy. The garlic was quite full on in flavour and the warm tortillas oozed with melted cheese. I wish I had ordered more than one. I will be back for more very very soon!!!!
Lastly was the Bowl - a tortilla less burrito - so basically a salad. This is where Zambrero let themselves down a little because the whole thing was a little stodgy. Too much of a good thing can result in a negative and I think this was a prime example of that. Each individual ingredient was awesome. The lamb used was tender and slow cooked - had a delicious flavour. But mixed in with quite gluggy rice, guacamole, sour cream and cheese it just felt a bit like one big hodge-podge of different flavours. It still tasted nice but I think the other two items ordered won hands down. I would not recommend this salad.
Overall Zambrero was a good experience. The staff are great with customers, the menu style is easy to understand and the space itself was very well appointed and had a lot of style.
Do put this on your to do list.