By: Filza Jawad Hai
Yet again another restaurant astounds me with their outstanding food and services making my visit and every penny worth it. It’s good to see how rapidly growing food industry is introducing us to such quality restaurants and cuisines one after the other.
The recently opened Latin American Restaurant Loco, is a unique international offering in Karachi that is actually doing amazing. They have perfected the Latin American theme, which feels like a typical lower east Tapas bar. It’s a small rustic café located at Khayaban e Muslim behind Interwood. Sitting in there gives you great vibe of a cozy little roadside café. It has an accommodation of approx fifty people at a time. A cool place to have birthday and small parties.
The response of the customers has been immensely astounding, as its always full and you need to wait for reservations. This might be the only drawback of this place that it’s always tightly packed with people and you’ll have to stand in waiting for your turn.
They have definitely won very regular customers who have ranked this place besides the best known fine dining restaurants of Karachi, where you would want to go back again and again.
Loco’s food is undoubtedly incredible Spanish cuisine. Tapa in Spanish cuisine, is a sophisticated appetizer served hot or cold in selected bars.
We started by ordering prawn and cream cheese tapas. A platter served with three bite size baguettes, fresh rocket leaves salad and a dip of ultimate hot prawn cream cheese dip. For mains we had ordered beef steak taco and pepperoni pizza. Beef steak tacos are served with tender, juicy slices of beef, accompanied by salsa, guacamole, sour cream, mixed salad, pickled lemon jalapenos and mini soft tortillas. The tortilla is filled with beef and condiments to make it a wrap and drizzle some chili olive oil over it. A highly recommended dish! The pepperoni pizza was absolutely mind blowing. Each bite of it is loaded with flavors of fresh rocket leaves, mozzarella, mushrooms and pepperoni. The base is so light and thin that you would probably end up eating the entire pizza alone. Loco’s food is an ideal place for diet conscious people with controlled portions and low calorie ingredients.
Loco is quite generous to serve bottomless hot drinks, all the more reason to go there. To finish it off we ordered their cappuccino with churros. Our favorite churros were served with delicious hot dark chocolate. A very balanced sweetness of dark chocolate complimented the churros quite well. They were absolutely melting in the mouth.
Overall it was a great experience in a lovely décor and cozy environment. The service was exceptional and staff was courteous. We really liked the diversity of the menu, which allowed us to choose dishes to share or have individual meals.