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Perron (Illovo)

Perron (Illovo)
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Cost
R75 - R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids
Food
Mexican
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R50

Critic's review

Zanele Kumalo

Food
This is not authentic Mexican but it’s certainly not Tex-Mex either. You won’t find tamales here, but that’s not the point. A group of friends who share a love of tequila and its associated cuisine bring fiesta to their offering. Start with a little plate like a taco. Soft or hard shell, I like the crunch of the latter to counter the softer fillings. There are a number, including a spicy salty tuna sashimi marinated in soy sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds, slow cooked pork, lightly battered hake, spicy cauliflower and more.

There’s ceviche, interesting salads with quinoa black beans, orange and chipotle and another pickled baby carrot and broccoli mix. If you’re going to indulge in many rounds of tequilas or margaritas than nibbles like jalapeño poppers, chargrilled corn, burritos and bigger meals – beef chilli, slow-cooked pork belly and a bowl of beans with aubergine are hearty stomach liners.

Sweeten the deal with churros and dark chocolate.

Drinks
The wine menu is a fair selection of familiar names across the red, white, rosé and sparkling wines together with cold beers.

Ambience and service
An Insta-friendly and statement colour palette and friendly waiters help create a jovial atmosphere.

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(August 2018)

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User reviews

  • A slightly disappointing experience at Perron considering the hype - the nachos were flavorful but could do with more of the toppings, the sweet potato and black bean tostada lacked a Mexican flavor and the pulled pork quesadilla could do with a squeeze or 2 of lime. The tuna tostada however was delicious with fresh ingredients and a good balance of all the zingy flavor you expect from a Mexican dish.
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  • Loved the food here! Went with a large group of friends and ordered off the tapas style menu. We ordered 2 or 3 plates each. The most memorable was the fish taco (flaky battered fish in a soft taco) and the pulled pork taco. The Adobe prawns were good, but not amaze. Dessert was great! The chocolate tart was really indulgent, the arancini was crisp and flavorful, the churro was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. On average, we spent R250 per person, including two pitchers of alcoholic cocktails for the table.
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  • Exellent food and great experience
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  • This place is a unique and great restaurant is you want to have a great time. The food is original but with a twist. It remains to keep its core of mexican food and the staff were very good!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food

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