This July, Motel Mexicola launches their new menu and we got to try it first. Wanna see some of our favourites, here you go!
Stepping into Motel Mexicola brings back lots of great memories. We still remember the days when they first opened with nothing to sell but some beer and soda by the bottle, and no food at all. The place is full anyway because it feels like a Mini Mexico in the middle of Bali. The decor sets it apart from other restaurants, at that time, and it’s not long before everyone are lining up to Motel Mexicola.
Just as the candles wax at the entrance became a monument, this place has sure grow as time passes. The same goes to the menu. When they announce that new food and drinks menu are coming in, we’re so excited. And when we finally got to taste them, we’re so happy that we found a reason to fall in love again with Mexicola. Here are our favourite picks!
TOSTADAS DE ATUN, COCHINITA, CANGREJO
One of the first menus Motel Mexicola had was Tostadas. Now, they add a new toppings to the day old tortillas that are fried until crispy and yummy. Their new versions include a cochinita with salsa pilbil, crab, red onion and sour cream and a sashimi tuna dressed in soy. We love the crab!
CAMARON DE COCO
Oh my, this is how you fried things! King prawns that are locally caught from East Bali Coated in shredded fresh coconut and deep-fried. So crunchy and perfect to dip in guacamole or spicy mayo.
When Mexico meets Japan… Chiles Toreados is a preparation of chillies that is commonly found at taqueria stands all over Mexico. The dish at Mexicola has an almost Japanese preparation of seared sashimi yellowfin tuna. Jalapeños are blistered all over on the comal with onions and then submerged in soy sauce. The seared tuna is dressed with the chiles de toreados and an avocado salad.
and for the drinks,
You can play innocent with your coconut drinks, but make no mistake this coco colado is what we need for a great night. It has White Rum, condensed coconut milk, lemongrass, lime and a touch of love. The original Pina Colada which Mexicola’s Coco Colado draws inspiration was named the national drink of Puerto Rico in 1978.
It taste as fun as it looks. Raspberry flavoured vodka, elderflower, raspberries, lime, soda, thyme. It’s sparkling and floral with lots of freshness, pleasant sweetness and a hint of citrus.
This drink is a Mexican twist on Negroni or Old Fashioned with JOSE CUERVO Especial Reposado, red vermouth, vanilla, orange bitter and a pinch of salt. Strong, slightly bitter with citrus notes.
Jl. Kayu Jati 9x, Petitenget