El Mexico in El Isloo
Mexican food comes to tantalize and tempt the ever expanding and diverse palate of the young and restless in Islamabad. “Loco Amigos”, or Crazy Friends has opened its doors in F-10 Markaz in the basement of the plaza with the Pearl Continental Laundry and Standard Chartered Bank, next to K&N Value Chicken. Strange way to remember a location I suppose, but landmarks work better for me than the names of the plazas :)
Anyway, to return to the fast food itself, it is a take away place, where young ‘senors’ wearing sombreros will take your order and bring it out to you. Mexican food staples are similar to ours with basic food groups of rice, flour and meat. The menu is limited but has the staple ware that you expect in Mexican menus, like Nachos, Burritos, Tacos and Enchiladas. The pictures in the menu along with detail of what the item actually includes helps you in placing your order. All the hot, spiced food is served with rice, sour cream and tomato salsa.
The good thing about the restaurant is the relatively filling food at a reasonable menu. Most of the items are priced between Rs. 150 and Rs. 180 and the serving is plentiful enough to fill the most demanding of stomachs such as mine.
So if you ride well spiced, flavorsome food and want a change from the relative mundanity of chicken tikka or pizza and the other fast foods in town, and are hungry between 12 and 12, give Loco Amigos a try.
Eat your fill or we would say in Spanish “comer hasta hartarse”