Buffalo Tex Mex, Greenwich, London
I’ve always been easily persuaded. Especially by smiling gentlemen offering free cocktails. And as such, my friends and I were collectively swayed into Buffalo Tex Mex. I haven’t had this style of cuisine in a while, and it was refreshing. Our evening started out with the party hard honey BBQ nachos, alongside our gratis sangrias. No option to chose but no problem. The dish was a tantalising sweetness on the usual nacho offering, on a unashamedly mountain pile of chips and cheese.
The grande portion sizes will leave you hungry for more, and not hungry at all. We had selections of the chimichanga, vegetarian chilli and rack of pork ribs. The chimichanga was a bit more sloppier than I would have liked, but I was sold on the decadent and messy ribs. An irresistible, sweet sauce on the tender meat that lasted a while. Service was loud and friendly, without ever being overbearing. A worthy reprieve from the rain.
I was content with the sangria, due to the fact that it was of course, free. One of my friends did find it too sweet (I wouldn’t disagree). There was plenty of garnish to pick at for a makeshift fruit salad.
I was positively anticipating the “Honey BBQ Nachos WOW Big Enough For Two” (£9.95). Well, would it be be big enough for three? Read on and find out! Spoiler alert: it was. Golden tortilla chips are brushed with a smoke honey BBQ sauce and topped with cheese, peppers, onions, sour cream, guac, jalapeno and pico de gallo. Phew. There’s a lot happening on the plate but it’s a good place to be. I enjoyed the addition of the BBQ sauce as a twist on the usual nachos. And awesome that it came with as many toppings as it did.
The photo doesn’t do it justice, but the Honey BBQ Rack of Ribs (£13.95) was intense in size. And it was backed up with good flavours, complimenting quality pork. I didn’t realise we had so much honey BBQ going on in this visit, but it was a god shout. There was also chips and salad garnishes which were more ordinary.
The second choice that Arielle and I were sharing was the beef ten-inch Chimichanga (£10.95). It’s a homemade, deep fried tortilla crammed with salsa sauce and served with guacamole, sour cream, pinto beans and rice. I wasn’t quite enamoured with the rendition, preferring ones where the tortilla remains crisp and crunchy. It ended up being a bit wet for a chimchanga. The condiments softened the tortilla, whereas I’d much prefer a crunchy top.
We were meant to have one more dish here, the potato skins, but they mysteriously got forgotten. It was serendipitous, as our appetites were spent and we had a box of leftovers to boost as well. Holly had the Louisana vegetarian chilli (£10.95) and reported satisfaction. The chilli contains two types of beans cooked with peppers, onions and also comes with rice, sour cream, guacamole, onions and more nacho chips. These guys love their sides. And you might just love these guys too.