Sombrero surprise

Bernice Chan

PUBLISHED : Monday, 10 September, 2012, 12:22am
UPDATED : Monday, 10 September, 2012, 11:27am


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Hidden in an alley on the way to Lan Kwai Fong is Brickhouse, a gem worth finding for Mexican food.

The menu is hearty and be prepared to eat with your hands. For starters the Mexican style street corn (HK$55) is grilled then finished with chilli, cheese and mayo with a dash of lime. We also enjoyed snacking on the organic stoneground chips with guacamole and four salsas (HK$125) that were mildly spicy.

Peruvian ceviche (HK$125) was excellent, with slices of yellowtail mixed with apple, daikon radish, avocado, and yuzu-lime dressing. The braised octopus tostada (HK$85) had to be eaten in one bite because the octopus was so chewy, but good.

The watermelon salad (HK$75) with goat's feta, cucumber and mint candied pepitas was a pretty display and a respite from the spiciness, while the deep-fried beet fries were on the bland side.

The taco platter (HK$240) was a good mix, ranging from deep-fried fish to cactus leaves. We were pretty full by the time the mains arrived, beef short ribs (HK$225) braised and covered in a thick black sauce, while the mild chilli (HK$165) was stuffed with quinoa and manchego cheese with a tomato broth.

Check out the extensive tequila list, margaritas and Mexican beers such as Tecate (HK$55).