Monday, May 7, 2012

Senoritas, Melbourne CBD

Senoritas reminds of Mamasita. There, I said it. There are significant similarities in the dishes on the menu, the layout of the menu, and even their names end on the same syllables. Although, Senoritas feels like it's trying to be a better looking cousin. Clearly, a lot of thought has gone into the decor, and the place is adorned with many interesting things to look at.

These were rather average due to the disproportionate amount of filling inside and the rather thick doughy exterior. They were a bit too bland for my palate, even with the creamy sauce on top and additional dollops of salsa. The tacos also lacked ingredients and I would have also liked a bit more flavor in the actual meat.

The meal did improve with the arrival of the following dishes. I liked the fact that Senoritas had soup on their menu and it was interesting to sample a Mexican interpretation of the universally loved chicken soup. Although, it would have been nice for them to offer us some small bowls so that we could divide up and consume the dish in a more dignified manner, rather than having having all of us huddled over the bowl and sometimes dripping liquid on the lacquered table.

As for the mains, we tried the Chicken Mole and the Flamed Barramundi. The mole is made of chocolate and black beans and was certainly an interesting experience. Similarly, the fish was quite succulent and complemented very well by the zesty salsa on top. However I felt that both dishes were let down by the rice which could have been tastier given the subdued flavoring of the chicken and the fish.

What did save the night was that the desserts turned out to be quite thrilling! Even if I don't come back for the food, I would like to come back to taste these divine concoctions again.


I wanted to love Senoritas, but all I can say is that I didn't dislike it. It is a nicer looking venue than Mamasita and offers much more mood lighting and intimacy. However I found the quality of the foods to be disappointingly inconsistent, despite the menu boasting some very interesting choices.

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  1. What were the names of the desserts that you tried? They look tempting.

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    1. Hey there, I think their menu has changed lately. But we chose the three desserts for $18 option which was really good value.



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