On the weekend, the hubs and I headed out to explore Jozi, and more specifically, Jozi’s hottest Mexican restaurant, Perron.
Based in Illovo, this Mexican gem is a hot spot for fabulous food and a must visit if you’re in the area.
Bright and colourful, it’s feisty and funky and once you’ve experienced their Churros (aka Mexican doughnuts) you’ll save the location to your Waze account, and keep going back for more.
The style of dining at Perron is just up my alley. You can either order a “meal” or snack on a bunch of tasty (not-so) little tappas (alone or with your entourage).
So if you’re unsure about what to order, these offer a great way for you to get the whole Mexican experience in bite sized options.
Their cocktail menu is also pretty interesting, with a different offering to the traditional fun drinks.
Border Crossing, Chico, Negroni, Lime Mojito and Smoked Mexican Old Fashioned are some of the choices, but I went for the Delicias de Fruta. A raspberry vodka cocktail with orange liqueur, melon liqueur, pineapple juice and cranberry juice.
It was perfect for a hot summer’s day in the city!
For our meals, hubby went for a “real meal” – Sizzling Steak which is a fillet steak with Mexican potatoes, cream and guacamole.
It’s served with black bean and corn salsa, but he opted to give that a skip.
For my meal I decided to have two tappas instead.
The menu suggested to order “two or three”, but two were more than enough for me, and I had space for dessert! Make sure you leave space… you’ll see why just now.
On the left; Sweet Potato On Corn Fritters (caramelised spicy honey and lime sweet potato served on two sweetcorn fritters, a splash of tomato salsa, guacamole and feta cheese) and Popeye Empanadas (a trio of deep fried spinach “pies”, each one filled with different cheeses and served with roasted tomato salsa).
Both of them delicious!
Even though we were pretty satisfied, we couldn’t leave without a little bit of sweetness…
Hubz went for Them Apples; crispy apple empanadas served with lime creme fraiche.
Look how beautifully presented it was… and it tasted dang good too! I know because I stole one from him 😛
They’re like mini, awesome apple pies!
And I, of course, went for the Churros. If you’ve never had Churros before, you’re missing out.
Its a Mexican doughnut, deep fried and rolled in sugar and cinnamon. It’s served with two dipping sauces; chocolate and coconutty dulce de leche (which is amazing).
Seriously, this stuff is addictive. No wonder it’s the talk of the town!
So this weekend, if you find yourself with nothing to do, take a trip to Illovo and check out Perron.
Corner of Oxford Road and Corlett Drive
Open: Tues – Sat: 12pm – 3p & 6pm – till last rounds and Sunday: 12pm – 4pm