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JOBURG: PER­RON: MEX­I­CAN AP­PRE­CI­A­TION SO­CI­ETY of­fers an authen­tic Mex­i­can-food ex­pe­ri­ence you won’t for­get. TRY: Or­der smaller plates to get a taste of a va­ri­ety of the dishes served. Choose from black-mush­room que­sadil­las (R57), slow-cooked pork taco (R61), chicken tamales (R62) or sweet potato on corn frit­ters (R57) for the ta­ble to share. Fin­ish off with a sweet, deca­dent plate of chur­ros (R61), which are Mex­i­can dough­nuts rolled in cin­na­mon and su­gar, served with a cho­co­late or co­conutty dulce de leche dip­ping. 011 880 7296 | Illovo Junc­tion | www.per­ CAPE TOWN: Visit EL BURRO if you want to ex­pe­ri­ence authen­tic Mex­i­can cui­sine. The trendy first-floor restau­rant is home to the pop­u­lar Cabrito bar down­stairs. TRY: Start with the Chilli Rel­lenos – smoked jalapeños stuffed with Queso Fresco and a salad of wild rocket, radish and pick­led red onion (R58 for three and 68 for five). The Ve­gan Ar­ti­choke Que­sadilla with rocket and jalapeñoin­fused cashew nut ‘cheese’ (R135) is a meat-free feast. And you have to try a shot of their tequila. The range is wide and shots start at R18. 021 433 2364 | 81 Main Road, Green Point | el­ KZN: Get in­volved in #Ta­coTues­days at FOUR15 in the Bur­rito District. Ex­pect to get your hands dirty with the South African twist on Mex­i­can favourites on the menu. TRY: The Queso el Norte (R45) starter, which is a warm, slightly spicy, three-cheese dip served with a bas­ket of corn-tor­tilla chips. A chimichanga is a must! The crispy fried bur­rito, filled with rice and cheese, and served with gua­camole and sour cream, can be filled with chicken, beef, pork or prawns (from R95). 031 564 0415 | 41 Mackeur­tan Av­enue, Dur­ban North |

El Burro Per­ron: Mex­i­can Ap­pre­ci­a­tion So­ci­ety

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