OPENING HOURS:CLOSED Mon & Tues Lunch: Wed-Sun 11am-2pm | Dinner: Wed-Sun 5pm-9pm ADDRESS:149 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, WA PHONE:(08) 9535 5525 WEBSITE:http://www.outlawsmexican.com.au
Last night the American and I went out to dinner with friends A and J to the only Mexican restaurant in Mandurah which is called Outlaws. None of us had tried this restaurant before and seeing as the boys absolutely love Mexican, we decided to give it a try.
Located on the relatively busy street of Mandurah Terrace, we were surprised to find that there was convenient and ample parking at the back of the complex. As we walked up the ramp to the buildings entrance, the scene was set with Mexican coloured pillars and urban art work all around. We were greeted by a cheery and friendly waitress, who we found out later was the Mexican chef’s wife, which proves that this family owned and run restaurant is as cultural and traditional as can be. We were shown to our table inside by the fire, although there were plenty of tables both in and out, both boasting open fire places and traditional Mexican decor.
The waitress was more than hospitable in taking our drinks orders firstly and then when returning with them, even took the time to explain the different dishes on the menu- and believe me, there was plenty to choose from! We all chose different items from the menu, with “A” choosing the special of the night, Fish Tacos (&15). “J” chose the Outlaws Chicken Burrito ($28), Scott unsurprisingly ordered the California Burrito ($28) and I went for the Pan Grilled Fish with Mango Salsa ($28).
After we placed our orders, our waitress quickly returned with some corn chips and salsa to share amongst ourselves until our mains arrived. This was a pleasant surprise- not too many places give you something for nothing! (She even offered to top up the chips when they were running low!) This was the perfect accompaniment for our drinks with J ordering the sangria ($8), the boys ordering bottles of Dos Equis ($7) and a glass of white wine for myself ($7).
Our mains arrived in unison and we were all happy with our orders, each looked equally impressive in size and presentation. Although we got to chose our “heat” when ordering from mild, medium and hot, when our meals arrived we were also offered extra super spicy Mexican sauce, which A accepted and enjoyed with his Fish Tacos.
My Pan Grilled Fish was a large piece of Red Emperor which was beautifully presented, although slightly overcooked with a generous amount of house-made mango salsa on top. The sides of rice and lime dressed salad was a little small for my liking, but in saying that, was enough to leave me feeling full and satisfied.
Scott’s California Burrito was presented with “California” written in sour cream across his burrito. His meal was a 12″ flour tortilla filled with rice, salsa, beef, french fries and topped with salsa, melted shredded cheese, sour cream and served with a fresh side salad and rice. Again the sides were small, but the burrito itself was fairly impressive. Scott did comment that he wished there was more sour cream though so perhaps if you order this- ask for an extra side of sour cream!
The Outlaws Chicken Burrito was hefty in size too as it was stuffed with rice, beans, chicken and cheese topped with salsa, melted cheese & sour cream. It was served with Mexican rice & small bowl of pinto beans which looked incredible also.
Unfortunately I didn’t snap a photo of the Fish Tacos although they looked and smelt delicious. They were much smaller than our meals, but I guess they were half the price, so we couldn’t complain!
All in all the service, food and atmosphere was fantastic. We most certainly left feeling satisfied and a lot happier due to the cheeriness and positivity of our gorgeous waitress!
Will we return? You betcha!