Oh great, another Tex-Mex takeout joint?
And a terribly unimaginative one at that. Salsa wrap serves up mushroom, paneer, Jain, chicken, and even shrimp burritos, nachos and quesadillas out of a tiny space on Wodehouse Road. Sounds simple enough. The only things the place needed to get right were the salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Everything else is readymade (cheese, taco shells), raw (veggies), boiled (rajma, chicken) or grilled (shrimp, paneer). But when has that ever stopped things from going wrong?
So, we’re not going to exclaim “Ay caramba” when we’re done?
More likely “aiyayo”! We tried the chicken tacos (chewy meat, soggy lettuce, sour salsa and far too much salty Amul cheese) and the bean quesadillas which wasn’t grilled enough so we got a soggy chapatti filled with what tasted like remains from last night’s rajma. As for the guacamole, let’s just say, no avocado was killed in the making of that dip. We shudder to think why it was green.
Wait, how pricey is this place?
It is pretty cheap. The burritos average at about R100 a pop and servings of tacos and nachos are about R85 but hey, affordability is no excuse for mediocrity.
By Neha Sumitran on August 03 2012 4.19am