MAMACITA OPENS AT TRYP PULTENEY STREET TO SPICE UP ADELAIDE’S FOOD SCENE
Mamacita, a trailblazing new concept in Mexican cuisine and drink, has opened at TRYP by Wyndham Pulteney Street Adelaide and is set to become a hot new destination for foodies and bar goers.
Mamacita is a must-visit location for the tequila afficionado, with shelves devoted to a collection of more than 50 tequilas (and climbing). Guests can choose from an enviable range of margaritas – or to build their own – and to heat their meal with chilli sauces featured on a scale ranging from mild to eye-wateringly hot, one of which requires a waiver to taste.
Mexican classics including delicious tacos, quesadillas, nachos, chipotle marinated chicken, chicken wings and pork ribs all feature on the menu, alongside more adventurous choices for the gastronome: carne asada with 12-hour slow roasted and marinated scotch fillet, cured king fish in lemon and lime, and yuca fries made from the yuca root, commonly found in South America and the Pacific.
The mouthwatering menu has been created by Director of Food and Beverage, Valentin Corchado, a food and beverage leader with extensive experience across Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, and Chef Somerled Mackay, who lived in South America for several years before settling in Adelaide.
“The team at Mamacita has done extensive research into what makes the most flavoursome food, picked out some truly incredible and distinctive tequilas, and experimented with the best food and drink combinations to develop culinary itineraries capable of taking guests on a journey,” said Chef Corchado.
“We want to make food fun. We are proud to offer different ideas and have other exciting concepts we intend to roll out, like lollipops we will craft in-house with little scorpions or crickets, imported from overseas. Mamacita is set to bring some spice to the Mexican scene in Adelaide and we know guests will be impressed,” he added.
With an ever-growing library of tequilas, Mamacita looks set to develop a reputation as the place of tequila connoisseur. The range includes celebrity products Casamigos, developed by actor George Clooney, and 818 from reality star Kendall Jenner, alongside premium liquors Gran Patron Piedra and Don Julio 1942. Some great drops are aged in barrels and develop a heady mix of flavours, including vanilla and oak.
Alongside the plentiful tequilas, Mamacita offers mezcals, which feature a scrumptious smokiness developed during the distillation process. Mamacita’s cocktail list is also extensive and features 14 margaritas at present count, although guests are invited to request their favourite cocktails and one of the experienced bartenders can make them using the bar’s wide range of spirits.
Mexican food is renowned for its spice and Mamacita offers chilli sauces from around the world, including South Africa, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, USA, Fiji and Thailand, ordered from the mildest rating of 1 to a fire-breathing 50 (out of 10). The strongest chilli sauce is so powerful, a portion is served on the end of a toothpick and a waiver must be signed to even sample it.
The Mamacita bar is capable of hosting events for up to 120 people and features private areas ideal for smaller groups. Breakfast and lunch feature a smaller menu and are served inside TRYP by Wyndham Pulteney Street Adelaide at ground level. Dinner is served from the restaurant and bar on the first level of the hotel. Breakfast service begins at 6am and lunch from 12pm, while the restaurant and bar open from 4pm until late.
The new 120-room TRYP by Wyndham Pulteney Street Adelaide, located at 266 Pulteney St, is part of a unique, urban, boutique brand that embodies the local flavour, rhythm and beat of cities around the world, making it the perfect place for a new foodie concept like Mamacita to call home.