$$ Touché Hombre, 233 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

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July 25, 2017 by jarfed

THURSDAY 29TH JUNE 2017

 

Touché Hombre was an original from the Jar with a 3.9 on Zomato it was up there as one of the best Mexican restaurants in Melbourne to try! Tonight our friend Bianca joined us as a special guest which was going to make it all the more special!

 

 

ELOTES

 

BLOW TORCHED SWEETCORN, LIME, CHIPOTLE MAYO, QUESO, TAJIN

Mexican corn is always delicious and what usually could improve it, is more cheese, and that exactly what this had! Cheese the whole way around the cob! Brilliant! Every little bit of corn was covered in the deliciousness of cheese! Elaine and Bianca felt like it could have been slightly more char grilled but I thought it was pretty spot on.

 

          Usually            Score          Order

          Order?              /10          Again?

E         Yes                  9               Yes

B          No                  9               Yes

R         Yes                 10              Yes

 

 

TOUCHÉ GUACAMOLE & FRIJOLES

 

 

AVOCADO, PICO DE GALLO, SALSAROJA & TORTILLA CHIPS

The corn chips were great, very freshly made and it was a massive serving for 3! which you can’t complain about. Elaine felt like the guacamole needed some extra salt and would have also liked some more salsa and sour cream to go with it, as I’m not a fan of sour cream, I thought it was a great starter. Frijoles just in a bowl is a lot generally I’d prefer them with something a bit more, but the combination together worked.

 

          Usually            Score          Order

          Order?              /10          Again?

E         Yes                  6               No

B          No                  5               No

R         Yes                  8               Yes

 

 

TACOS

 

 

PORK
COCHINITA SLOW BRAISED PORK SHOULDER,
FRIJOLES,CINNAMON,ORANGE,OREGANO,PICKLED RED ONION,MEXICAN JALAPENO CREMA (GF)

 

SWEET POTATO/OAXAQUENO
EPAZOTE,BLACKBEANS,QUESO FRESCO,
CHIPOTLE MAYO & CRISPY TORTILLA STRIPS

Elaine and Bianca both ate their pork taco first, I went the other way around and ate the sweet potato one first, with this taco setting such a high standard I felt like the pork wasn’t as good. They were both delicious the pork was cooked to perfection and the sweet potato taco had a nice little crunch on top which made it a bit unique.

 

PORK

          Usually            Score          Order

          Order?              /10          Again?

E         Yes                  9               Yes

B         Yes                  9               Yes

R         Yes                  8               Yes

 

SWEET POTATO

          Usually            Score          Order

          Order?              /10          Again?

E          No                  9               Yes

B          No                  8               Yes

R          No                 10              Yes

 

 

MEXICAN FRIED CHICKEN

 

 

TEQUILA FRIED CHICKEN, AGAVE, CILANTRO & LIME

By now we were getting pretty full! but these little fried chicken pieces were delicious, not oily at all, they had a great flavour and again another good sized serve! We were full, yet couldn’t let them go to waste!

 

          Usually            Score          Order

          Order?              /10          Again?

E         Yes                   9              Yes

B         Yes                  8              Yes

R         Yes                  9              Yes

 

 

FATTY LAMB RIBS

MERQUEN, AGAVE & LEMON

The lamb ribs fell off the bone instantly, they were cooked to perfection! The coating had a great spice to it, definitely a kick so if you don’t like spicy food these ones are pretty powerful! I thought they were delicious! Elaine thought that they were too fatty and weren’t her favourite thing.

 

          Usually            Score          Order

          Order?              /10          Again?

E          No                   7              No

B          No                  8              Yes

R          No                 10             Yes

 

 

MAIZ DE TRESTIPOS

 

 

VANILLA CORN PUREE,HOUSE MADE SWEET CORN ICECREAM,SALTED CARAMEL POPCORN

The corn ice cream had a great smooth texture, however Elaine wasn’t a big fan of the flavour, if it was another flavour she would have liked it more. I thought the flavour was unique but still nice, it wasn’t an overly sweet dessert. I didn’t like that the popcorn had gone a bit soggy but Elaine and Bianca didn’t mind.

 

          Usually            Score          Order

          Order?              /10          Again?

E          No                  4               No

B          No                  6              Yes

R         Yes                  7              Yes

 

 

PINEAPPLE & GUAVA PANNA COTTA

 

 

HOUSEMADE MEXICAN STYLE PANNA COTTA, DARK AGAVE GLAZED PINEAPPLE, STRAWBERRIES,MINT

The panna cotta was a great flavour combination the mint and strawberry went really well together, the pineapple tasted a little odd, we weren’t the biggest fan of the coating, but all together it went really well.

 

          Usually            Score          Order

          Order?              /10          Again?

E         Yes                 9.5             Yes

B          No                  8               Yes

R         Yes                  8               Yes

 

 

Touche Hombre had a great buzz to it, the value for money was great, there was a lot of food! The service was a big lax but that could be due to the table we were on, it was a bit out of the way and we found we had to kept trying to get service for drinks.

Aside from this the food was delicious and we would definitely head back.

 

 

 

            Overall                  Back

          Score /10               Soon?

Elaine          7                Yes, Good Value

Bianca         7                Yes, Good Value

Rebecca     8.5             Yum! Yes Absolutely!

 

 

Price:

Total – $40 per person

Shared plates for all your amigos
Elote, Guacamole, Frijoles, 2 tacos, Fried Chicken & Fatty lamb ribs

 

E & B xx

 

Touché Hombre Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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