Salsa's window seat © The Ponder Room
Faced with a choice between Salsa's, Zambrero and Pancho's Mexican Villa Restaurant we pondered the following:
How hungry are you, are you after a plate of beans, tacos and burritos, potentiall swimming in cheese, or a delicate health inspired morsel?
Do you want to scoff and run or linger longer?
Do you have a hankering to see and be seen by the passing parade?
How's your balance, lower back and abdominal muscles? Do you have need of a chair or would you be happy perched on a milk crate, with your core engaged?
Do you want to talk to yoru dinner guest or paaarty?
Do you prefer tried and true brands or new hipsters?
How many people are in your dinner party?
What's your budget?
Salsa's and Zambrero are small 'hole in the wall' style outlets. They both offer the ability to sit in the window to see and be seen. Both fall into the 'hip, new(ish)' category. Zambrero has the very Melbourne milk crate seating out the front. Meanwhile Salsa's has a quick takeaway section on one side and a separate seating area on the other.
Zamreros © The Ponder Room
We opted for Salsa's because we snagged a park nearby and we had things to ponder and
Salsa's © The Ponder Room
Salsa's burritto © The Ponder Room
So too the chips, after we got over lamenting the demise of the crinkle cut chip. It was great to see its return.
Salsa's chips © The Ponder Room
As we left and headed out onto the rain soaked streets I pondered ... how much of a joy it was, not to be hassled to move or be asked to spend more money so we could stay. Come to think of it we managed to order a second round of chips all by ourselves.
Salsa's inside © The Ponder Room
Pancho's Mexican Villa Restaurant is more your older style large sit down Mexican restaurant, complete with a waitress who produces massive sparkly sombreros and takes group photos if you're celebrating. Definitely more appropriate for large groups and those wanting more of an experience than a quick meal. As we walked by the party was in full swing.
Pancho's © The Ponder Room