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Perron (Bryanston)

Perron (Bryanston)
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Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Food
Mexican
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R55 (max 2 bottles)

Critic's review

Kholeka Kumalo

This Mexican eatery is the second of three Perron outlets in Joburg and shows no signs of losing its popularity.

Food
Your best bet is to decide early on how you’d like to tackle the menu. Either start with a light nibble – the fiery, homemade jalapeño poppers will do, followed by a beetroot and carrot, chipotle chicken, steak or slow-roasted pork burrito for mains. Or pick from one of the 14 small plates, followed by a main meal from ‘The classics’.

For a big bowl of beefy comfort food, try the chilli – a spicy mix of minced beef and beans served with rice, sour cream, grated cheese and salsa; or the bowl of black beans with spicy aubergine, coriander cauliflower rice, pumpkin seeds and fresh avocado. If you’re in a group, order as many small plates as your table or stomach can fit – the restaurant suggests about two to three small plates per person. Called los más pequeños, AKA the little ones, you can choose between hard and soft-shell tacos where applicable. The tastiest of them all is the tender, spicy braised lamb shoulder taco with guacamole, crema, cheddar cheese and fresh salsa, followed closely by the fish taco with lightly battered hake, a crunchy slaw and a squeeze of fresh lime.

For a sweet ending, you have to order the cinnamon- and sugar-coated churros with a choice between chocolate or coconut dulche de crème dipping.

Drinks
The general rule of thumb is to order according to the theme of the restaurant and Perron’s rule of thumb is order a sangrita – a spicy, tomato-based non-alcoholic drink to sip on in between your sips of tequila, of which they have 26 different kinds. Margarita options include original, jalapeño and coriander or tangerine ginger, which you can order by the glass or jug. For something lighter but still on-brief, sip on some Sol or Corona.

Service
Floor staff could do with a brush up on menu details such as portion size, ingredients and presentation, but warm and friendly service nonetheless.

Ambience
It’s a Mexican restaurant, so make room for loud music and even louder chit chat. The colourful décor suits the playful mood of Perron. You’re definitely welcome to dine alone or in a twosome, but you’ll generally find festive groups of friends and family sharing a whole lot of food together here.

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(August 2018)

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User reviews

  • The fish tacos are my absolute favorite - battered hake wrapped in a warm tortilla with guacamole and slaw - you can’t ask for more. If that doesn’t tantalize your tastebuds, they change their Taco Tuesday menu regularly serving up new combinations not offered on the main menu. A definite Mexican Resturant to visit
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  • Great staff, great food, great ambience! Try the popcorn pollo taco
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  • A great spot for Mexican Tapas! Some of our favourites were the sweet potato plate, flaky and crisp empanada and the arancini (fried balls of rice cooked in coconut milk and served with roasted apples in a light ginger syrup and a sprinkling of cinnamon). Avoid the pulled pork, very dry and uninspiring.
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  • A lovely Mexican place with nice décor, a busy "Bryanston" vibe. The menu is extensive and the food was good...not the best but certainly ranking top 2 in terms of Mexican fare. The manager was very attentive and listened with friendly, keen interest to our comments. Prices are high...I would say not quite worth what you get, especially the R54 cocktails... but for great service, top marks.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • WiFi

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