Illegal Jack's is Edinburgh's new promise for Mexican food, 'Edinburgh's only contemporary Tex-Mex hangout where food quality and service experience are our goals', it says on their website.
Me and my partner in crime, Mr Lovable, had extremely high expectations to get decent fajitas at last, after we have had so many disappointing meals in Mexican restaurants. Maybe this would be the place that would change it all?
The decor took me by surprise, as it is very plain and very modern with long tables and benches, this really is more takeaway place than a restaurant. There is no real cutlery either, just paper cups, plastic forks and soft drinks dispenser that you can help yourself for drinks refill.
Marinated chicken breast, four small flour tortillas served with sour cream, salsa, cheese and guacamole on the side is what we both hopefully ordered. After the first mouthful we both just looked at each other and kept eating. Because we were hungry.
Once again, it was just an OK meal. I really don't get it with Tex-Mex food, people seem to adore this place and we both thought that it was below average. Don't get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with the food: just one little thing missing and that is FLAVOUR. Maybe I should shut up and cook my fajitas at home from now on?
Oh, and there is no desserts on the menu. Why is there no desserts, Jack? Why?
heating that was on
super fast and friendly service
chef that came out of the kitchen to walk around and ask if everybody's food was OK
113-117 Lothian road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AN - 0131 622 7499