SUPER LOCO JAKARTA08.17.00
Super Loco is UNION group's first collaboration with foreign brand, and this time with the Loco group from Singapore. The comtemporary Mexican Cocina Y Bar is located at the lobby level of Pacific Place Mall Jakarta just next to Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta so I suggest that you come from the Artha Graha lobby. Design wise, UNION group just won't stop coming with something refreshing to see and experience as I superlo(ve) the design, they managed to combine this posh pub concept with something earthy (especially the al-fresco area) and tropical that even though I know this place should be fancy, I didn't feel intimidated. It's funny even after coming to a lot of restaurants in my life sometimes I still get intimidated, at least that "I don't belong here" feeling that I get at certain restaurants.
A mini bar area located around the entrance.
The food here's heavily curated and backed up by Chef Jason Jones from Australia, who happens to be a restaurateur and he co-founded the popular Mexican restaurant in Melbourne: Mamasita! Had the chance to briefly met him today and first impression he was very warm & cheerful, call him the master of Mexican cuisine and you'll be pampered by authentic Mexican cuisine that the restaurant has to offer, expect to find good range of Mexican traditional feast made well like ensaladas, tostaditas, quesadilla, taco, Mexican main courses and dessert with price ranging from IDR 50k-IDR 350k, a pretty UNION Group standard, not exactly the cheapest but clearly not the most expensive either.
By the way , you guys have to check out their website the design has a lot of fun to it -> super-loco.com, technically made for their Singapore outlet but the menu shared some similarity.
Very fruity and well-dominated by the watermelon juice, however expecting a little more basil kick to the drink, maybe the should make the sparkling version as well should be nice.
Talk about their drink, I heard that they're pretty big in Agave spirits and here you can also enjoy various tequila and mezals, even ones that have been aged from 9,12 to 18 years.
Huitlacoche (vegetarian menu) - IDR 75k
Mexican Truffle, Wild Mushrooms, Sweet Corn, Goat Cheese, Salsa Serrano
Carne - IDR 95k // Seared Angus Rib-Eye, Red Onion, Oregano Salsa, Chipotle Mayo & Leeks
T A C O S
Here in Super Loco they also serve you 6" of tacos with various assorted topping such as Baja (fried fish), Pollo (chicken), Lengua (ox tongue and cheek), Res (braised short rib), Carnitas (pork belly) and El Jardin (vegetarian). I am a huge Lengua fan so that on the list!
Lengua Taco - IDR 70k
Their taco skin was more to the softer kind instead of the crispier one you'll find at Taco Bell but I heard apparently that's how they authentically do it back in Mexico. Their chunky Lengua was so perfectly cooked and seasoned, self-explanatory why they were so tender and delicious, if you can't have spicy food you better adjust this to the waiter (in case they don't tell you) because this was pretty spicy and slowly elevated to even spicier by time.
While I was hoping to have a hint of spicy to this taco, they got none, however the pork belly and the amazing cilantro mayo seasoning was a matchmade! The Pork Belly was uber juicy (especially the fatty part of course) and the cilantro dressing really elevated the flavor and I liked it even better after a little bit of pineapple sauce added to the taco (you can request for the pineapple sauce anyway). The only thing that was a little extra was the jicama, the cut was too big and they put two in it, should've just put one for that extra texture.
Flavor wise, didn't see any difference than the regular corn, it still tasted like the common corn bread, only with a little more density and texture to it compared to the banana bread. I like how they didn't make this dessert to be overly sweet and keep it simple with fruit dressing, vanilla ice cream and honey. A simple nice closure to a beautiful lunch.
Didn't remember complaining a lot on this post, I do hope they keep up the amazing work because based on my visit, the food here was good, one of the strongest newcomers so far in 2017 (well we're still in January anyway), I want you guys to try it ASAP, but the only problem is I am not really sure about the waiting list, you should prolly call and check if they still have space for this week. Same thing happened to me everytime I want to book for Bistecca on its early days I got the waiting list for like one freaking month.
Anyway the best of luck and thank you UNION group for always maintaining your quality and image, that's important in this hard rocking business.
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Pacific Place GF G-05D
Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 52-53
Jakarta Selatan 12190
Weekdays: 11 AM-2 AM
Weekends: 10 AM-2 AM
Weekdays: 11 AM-2 AM
Weekends: 10 AM-2 AM
Average spending for two: IDR 400k
Dresscode: sporty casual
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