[Adelaide] United Latino Cocina: Crestfallen

I now offer you a grim report of my dining experience at United Latino Cocina, an anomaly in a spectacular line-up of reviews. Sitting out on the pavements was charming experience, a choice that removed us from the garlic fumes that filled the cluttered insides of the restaurant. 

There was Quesadilla de pollo ($13.90) that first greeted our famished stares at the table, the flour tortillas filled with cumin coriander rubbed chicken, spinach, cheese blend, green onion, cilantro and jalapeno felt off-balanced with the overpowering ratio of greens that were stuffed into the hot pockets. The slices not holding together so well with a general lack of well-being usually contributed by a heavy consignment of melted cheese. 

Next, the Frickin Fish Taco ($6.90), not so crispy snapper lay with pleasant aesthetics on a corn tortilla, topped with shredded lettuce, pickled serrano, grilled pineapple salsa, jalapeno mayonesa and slaw. As intriguing as the combination sounds, the taco fell flat with a disappointingly meager portion of fish and an overall lack of seasoning. Not very exciting. The Taco de Carne Asada ($6.90) arrived after a deviously long wait, the grilled beef flank steak - strangely shredded and it's watered down consistency, devoid of the love and smokiness imparted from the high heat of the grill. The rest of the greens piled up high rendering the tortilla a soggy mess that did not agree with us on being picked up and devoured. 

The straw that broke the camels' back would obviously be the hangry boyfriend who remained in a maddened state the rest of the evening. I, bearing the brunt of his sulkiness, would definitely not be returning for a meal, ever.

United Latino Cocina
14-16 Francis Street
t: 088 232 0674

Opening Hours:
Mon - Thurs 11am - 3pm
Fri: 11am - 9pm
Sat: 11 30am - 3.30pm
Sun: Closed

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