Although we had decided we were going to get around to try all the different Mexican eateries in the Valley (and also other areas… there are now two different places at Southbank for example)… we haven’t exactly been quick to get there.
We finally decided on Tuckeria for a lunch visit on a weekday a couple of weeks ago.
Tuckeria has a fastfood outlet appearance, with food available to takeaway or to eat in the courtyard outside.
We both decided to order burritos. I ordered a steak burrito which comes with mexican rice, a choice of pinto or black beans and tomato salsa (I got medium, but also available mild or hot). Coriander and onion are free of charge to add as extras. Other extras are available at a small cost and include cheese, jalapenos, guacamole, corn and lettuce amongst others. I elected for black beans instead of pinto beans and cheese as an extra.
L had a burrito mojado, which was a regular burrito topped with melted cheese and two spicy salsas; ranchera and tomatillo, and was $3 extra than a regular burrito. He elected to have a chorizo filling.
L’s burrito came out all nicely presented on a plate with cheese melted all over the top and a knife and fork, however mine came out on a plate wrapped in foil….and no cutlery. I thought it would have been nice if mine also came out on a plate, especially as we clearly stated we were eating in.
The burritos were definitely full of fresh ingredients and were very delicious. Ls chorizo was spicy and the tomatillo salsa was a definite winner, in fact I quite regretted not ordering it as an extra on my burrito. My burrito was good, except the steak was slightly dry. I think the tomatillo would have also added a lot of extra flavour, which I felt the rice and beans lacked, although it was all very fresh.
I felt the menu to order was a little confusing, as I wasn’t sure what was included and what I had to order as extra with my burrito and thus it took a little while to make the order.
Oh and a special mention to our beverage, which was a mandarin flavoured Jarritos (a Mexican soft drink), it was super sweet and very mandarin! Definitely get one of these if you are there.