I’ve become completely obsessed with Mexican food recently. At least once a week I make either chilli, burrito bowls or quesadillas for dinner, always served with mountains of guacamole. So when Cha Cha Laca opened in Edinburgh recently, I decided it would be the perfect excuse to get my Mexican hit.
We visited on a Saturday lunchtime and were surprised to find a two-course lunch menu for just £7.50. These sorts of menus are great, but I do sometimes find the choice can be quite limited. Not at Cha Cha Laca. There was a great selection of starters and main courses, so much so that we struggled to decide what to have. Whilst we were waiting, we made a start on our pitcher of Chihuahua margarita, a blend of tequila, agave and pink grapefruit juice, which was far too drinkable.
Now, let’s talk about the food. It was very good. To start we shared nachos and mini quesadillas, all of which came with a tangy salsa and lovely smooth guacamole.
For the main event, the three of us worked our way through a vegetable burrito, and street tacos with chicken and beef. All three dishes were delicious.
I was really impressed by Cha Cha Laca. The food was authentic, the service was swift and friendly, and since it doubles up as a tequila bar, I can see myself going back just for a drink. Well, I could definitely go another Chihuahua margarita!0 likes