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Colaba spills the beans as quick service Mexican joint Mexiloko finally opens in the neighbourhood. We visited yesterday to find a small space – not as buzzy as we suspect it will be in a few weeks from now – with bright colours (we wish they had skipped the random quotes on the wall) and a long menu featuring nachos, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, empanadas and Mexican bowls.

With cheap food, self service counter and fast food-y interiors, Mexiloko is meant to be a Taco Bell-ish space, and it fares better, we found.

Rivera Is Wide

Here’s the routine we followed – sent out the bpb DessertBox from Bandra; conducted ample sampling, of course; and took an Uber cab (more on that tomorrow) to Colaba in order to get to the Mexiloko’s Golden Nachos. These came to us super crisp with summer bright veggies and a light cheese sauce that was a pleasant departure from the heavy cheese laden nachos you ate at New Yorkers as a child.

While slurping on the slushy Virgin Margarita – a moment for a brain freeze - our BBQ Mushroom Taco, Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas and Lamb Con Carne Empanadas arrived.

The slushy Margarita, a great order during this season had us appropriately cooled off as we bit into the nicely spiced taco with clean flavours. The quesadillas and empanadas were both tasty, but won’t warrant a replay for us next time we visit, because we found the quesadilla filling slightly bland and the empanada filling reminded us a little of a Kachori.

Currently open until midnight, with hushed plans to extend the deadline, Mexiloko could be the place to hit for late night munchies.      

Kahlo Marks

We rounded off our meal with feel-guilty, deep fried Churros sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and a side of dipping chocolate. Nowhere as good as the ones we go to Sancho’s for, but still delicious and a great snack if you’re walking around Colaba Causeway, and if you decide to hit the treadmill for an extra hour after.

With plans to open a bunch of outlets across the city - Andheri West and Bandra are in the pipeline - and currently open until midnight (rumour has it they plan to extend the deadline), Mexiloko could be the place to hit for late night munchies. Now that calls for a fiesta. Nacho gao?

Getting there: Mexiloko, 1, Bela CHS Ltd, 81A, Colaba Causeway Road, Rs 550 for a meal for two, home delivery in the neighbourhood to start next week.

The review could not be conducted anonymously as the reviewer was recognised by the owners, however bpb paid for its own meal.

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