It's so hard to find a good mexican food here in Jakarta. I always ended up with something that has too much cheese, too much salsa, too much beans in it. and the worst mexican food I've ever taste was something with a disgusting guacamole. Ew. Thinking about it just makes me want to throw up. But then came Poblano Mexican Grill with their burritos, tacos and nachos. I have doubt in my mind but since my friends and I got their 'free lunch' message on instagram so let's fill our tummy with a burrito, I said.
Poblano Mexican Grill is located on 5th floor of Pacific Place Mall (near Urban Kitchen, next to Rice Bowl). They are a small restaurant but nice and neatly arranged. I love their grass/leaves wall covered with glass. I feel fresh and neat at the same time. As for the seating, I think it fits for about 30 people.
We literally run and rushed to Poblano that day. It was 5 more minutes until the redeem time is over when we arrived there. The waitress made us panic since she was so slow checking our freebies validation and it was only 2 more minutes until the time is up before the waitress finally validate our freebies. THANK GOD! All of us decided to try their beef burrito that day. We need something to make our tummy full again after rushing to this place. We add a plate of nachos and salsa to accompany us spending that afternoon.
To be honest, I expect nothing from this freebies. I personally found something that come free was kinda disappointing.
But this beef burrito is DAMN GOOD! The burrito contain cilantro lime rice, beans, fajitas, salsa, lettuce, sour cream and cheese (I didn't add cheese on my burrito, my friends did) wrapped in a soft flour tortilla. I'm in love with the beef itself. It was tasty, juicy, tender, perfect seasoning, perfect in size, in conclusion PERFECT! Even though the serving was smaller than I thought (probably because of freebies?), this burrito somehow made my tummy full. As for the nachos and salsa, I like the nachos because it's not too oily and salty like others but the salsa was too disappointing. It was lack of that tangy and sour factor that a salsa should have. I think it need more liquid because it was way too dry.
Overall I'm happy with this new mexican food kid in town. Their beef is so addictive! Sadly their salsa sauce is a big no for me. Oh I almost forgot! They served pork in their menu, so for those moeslem friends please watch your food choice carefully.
Poblano Mexican Grill
Pacific Place Mall, 5th Floor
Jl. Jendral Sudirman
Food : 3,5/5
Ambiance : 4/5
Price : 3/5
Service : 3/5