Two days ago, my sister and I decided to go for some simple dinner not Japanese, or Chinese. Having Italian on Monday did not help either, so Mexican it is. For those who live near the city, Mad Mex might look like a Zambrero copy cat. But to those who know, Mad Mex is already a household name for fast, fresh and tasty Mexican food when it established its first outlet in Hillarys. A workmate of mine has mentioned this a few times now, but with Hillarys being the only option before, I am glad we now have one in Subiaco.
To share my sister and I called a Quesadillas and a Grande Melt to share.
The quesadillas was a monster and it is definitely good to for sharing. Four large triangles filled with melted cheese and meat was good but so rich. For this one, I called the beef which was tasty but perhaps slightly overcooked but not to extent where it is dry and stringy. Cheese was good but the overload made it salty! But fear not, guacamole, sour cream and the salsa made this all very easy to eat.
As for the Grande melt, I had it with the chicken. And to be honest, the chicken was more succulent and the marinade just tasted really good. Sister did not quite like the black beans in the Grande wrap but I found it ok. A little dusty sort of textural component which is OK. No dislike or significant like! As its name suggest, there was heaps of cheese again here. But luckily enough, not as much as the Quesadillas!
Overall, Mad Mex is a really good bite that feels wholesome and is prepared well under 10 minutes of waiting time. The concept was simple and more importantly, clear. Taste wise, this definitely beats Subway hands down. I like the cheese, and chicken,. In fact, the guacamole was pretty nice despite lacking in acidity and missing the pungent taste of diced onions. So next time if you’re catching the footy or simply wondering about Subiaco, do not forget that there is a little something there that does not make a hole in your pocket :)!