United Latino Cocina
United Latino Cocina
14-16 Francis Street. Adelaide SA 5000
08 8232 0674
Breakfast and lunch 6 days
Late night trading Friday
United Latino Cocina also known as ULC is the sister restaurant of the extremely popular Lucky Lupitas.
Located just off Rundle Mall they serve authentic Latin American and Mexican food that is light, spicy, fresh, bright and full of flavour. None of that stereotypical americanised tex mex stuff that is just smothered in cheese.
Inside the décor is colourful and vibrant with a mix of industrialism. There is a large communal table with a range of hot sauces available to customise the heat in your food.
Complimentary peanuts. The peanuts were crunchy and coated in a lovely flavourful spice mix.
NFC. Corn chips fresh cut and seasoned served with tomatillo chipotle salsa. Now these were authentic corn chips. Not the stuff you buy from the supermarket. The crispiest and crunchiest corn chips I have ever eaten.
Tomatillo chipotle salsa was deliciously tangy.
Guacamole. Creamy avocado with lime, tomato and coriander. A classic dish and a crowd favourite.
Elote. Grilled corn on the cob with chipotle mayonesa, lime and dry cheese. The corn had a lovely sweet and smokey flavour. The lime really complimented the creamy mayonesa and helped to cut through the richness.
Frickin fish taco. Soft corn tortilla filled with crispy snapper, shredded lettuce, pickled serrano, pineapple salsa, jalapeño mayonesa and slaw. The fish was golden, succulent and moist and the pineapple salsa was sweet and delightfully spicy.
Taco de carne asada. Soft corn tortilla filled with grilled beef flank steak, onion, chipotle puree, lettuce, cabbage slaw, cream and salsa verde. The steak was a little dry itself but all the sauces helped to alleviate that a little.
I did not see any desserts in the display cabinet so they must have sold out earlier which is a shame as I love finishing off my meals with something sweet.
United Latino Cocina serves genuine Latin American and Mexican food with bold and spicy flavours. A great stop in for lunch while shopping on Rundle Mall.