Have you guys ever tried that famous Korean chicken franchise named Bonchon? Michelindo company who brought this Bonchon to Indonesia finally proceed their next step opened their very first Mexican restaurant which precisely situated on the west wing of Grand Indonesia shopping town just across Yoshinoya. Bearing the name Sombrero, this casual Mexican restaurant invited some of food bloggers to tried some of their menu selections.
I must say Sombrero's wasn't so Mexican, very much fusion-ed so that Indonesian can get their pallate adjusted. The portions were too petite especially when it has to be shared with 3-4 souls on the table. Hence we rushed our way not to home after that but to satisfied our hungry tummies. Nonetheless, here what i've tried and my honest opinion toward it.
Sampler Tapaz (IDR 45.000) which consists of 3 out of 5 selections available. Start from the rearmost one was Chi Mi Changa, deep fried tortilla shell stuffed with beans and your choice of grilled chicken, beef or cheese. Quite crunchy with not so much generous stuffing and honestly, i could enjoy neither of the sauces. Fuerro Burito was flanked between Chi Mi Changa and Dip'n Wings. Put it simple, Fuerro Burito was the soft version of Chi Mi Changa while some of you might asked, how was that fried chicken tasted? It was an okay chicken dish with not much happening on the taste area.
Again, please take a note that i tried my best to zoom it as much as i could. So, don't be disappointed if you came by and the portion wasn't as big as my picture shown. Mex-Ixxa IDR 55.000 Sombero's specialty pizza with cheese, your choice of chicken and greens. I love the sauce they used on the pizza, I ate it without the dipping, the dipping were the same with previously shown Sampler Tapaz. Unfortunately, the dough itself was very very thin not the way a good thin crust pizza should be like.
Every purchased of specialty menu, you will get one free side dish such as, White Rice, Mexican Fried Rice or this Spicy Sombrero Fried Rice IDR 15.000 which came in a very very tiny portion. Luckily, it was quite enjoyable like your spicy good homemade spicy fried rice or maybe even slightly better. The spiciness might be too spicy for some but for me, it was quite mild.
And this short journey has come to an end, beautifully closed with Black Tie Churros (IDR 23.000) i must say the way it cooked was really nice. When i ate Churros at my usual churros shop start with "C", the churros there were too crunchy and after digested some of it, my mouth got tired from all of those chewing activities. But, Sombrero's was cooked evenly with appropriable crunchiness and softness from the dough pastry itself. Finally, something good to bragged about! However, the weakness point lies within their dipping. Its chocolate dipping was a bit too sweet for dark chocolate dipping, they need to made it more "noir" while the white chocolate dipping was way too sweet.
At the end of the day, we received IDR 100.000 worth of voucher but didn't get the chance to use it. Although, the foods weren't great beside the churros but i do think as a newborn baby, Sombrero has much rooms to improve. They need to strengthened their recipes and voila! That will be good. And, pretty pretty please... they seriously need to added more volume in every portion of their menu.
Grand Indonesia, West Mall 3A Floor
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