Welna Heyns, owner and founder of the restaurant, speaks passionately about her restaurant at the newly revamped Groenkloof shopping centre, Eastdale Pavilion. Welna’s vision for the restaurant was to create a sanctuary for comfort-food lovers who weren’t afraid to try something new, and more importantly, a well-established restaurant that would see many more generations come through its doors, an ideal which Welna feels is sorely lacking in Pretoria’s food sector.
As a Mexican restaurant, Jo Mexican has adhered to a certain standard and offers some really great classics onto which they’ve put their own spin, like their hot, crumbed jalapeño poppers served with a creamy and mild chilli sauce. This perfectly sized appetizer is not for the faint-hearted – keep an ice-cold Corona handy just in case. Some of the more popular dishes include the shredded beef chimichanga, the cheesy nachos with olives and borlotti beans, and their larger-than-life burrito crammed with delicious spicy ground beef and served with their signature Almost Death sauce – another one for the chilli fans.
The drinks offering includes out-of-this-world frozen margaritas amongst other cocktail classics and an array of popular tequilas.
Jo Mexican has a striking vibrancy and pleasant buzz that makes it an irresistible afternoon drinks spot for nearby businesses.
Friendly and inviting.
Welna is excited about the future of Jo Mexican; she looks forward to introducing live Spanish performers and participating in national Mexican holidays and fun cultural activities such as salsa dancing. A night out at Jo Mexican shouldn’t set you back more than R150 per head – unless you’re enjoying the margaritas a little too much…