Just off Rundle Mall on Francis Street (corner of
David Jones Roger David) lies ULC, short for United Latino Cocina, the sister restaurant to the vastly popular Mexican restaurant in Bedford Park, Lucky Lupitas. Good news for most as the long trek out south and the long waiting lines to get into Lucky Lupitas was usually a deterrent. The brand new mamasita venue was bright, modern and had an industrial feel with an open ‘steely’ kitchen, seating inside and outside with long communal tables indoors and a bar bench, and a retro feature on the back wall.
Our quick Mexican lunch stash:
Jarritos: tamarind flavoured Mexican soda
Frickin’ fish taco
The nachos were crisp and dry with a heap of seasoning accompanied with a light and refreshing salsa sauce. Perfect snack. The frickin’ fish taco was delicious! Fresh and light with bursts of flavour and sweetness from the grilled pineapple salsa and mayonnaise; and so much crunch from the shredded lettuce, pickled jalapeno and slaw with a crispy snapper sitting on top of the mound. It did get a bit messy to eat cause of the generous amount of ingredients given but it was so tasty that the mess was well worth it. The ULC dog was humungous! The grilled chorizo sausage had a nice spicy kick to it and was surprisingly not overly fatty or greasy; although a bit on the ‘salty’ side – constant swigs from the jarritos had to be taken to temper down ones palate. A generous slather of black bean mash was on both inner sides of the jalapeno bun (more punchy flavour with each bite) holding together the chorizo, lettuce, salsa, creamy jalapeno slaw, crispy red onions and topped with dry cheese. Delicious!
I foresee many more lunch dates at ULC seeing how close it is to work! Woo~
United Latino Cocina ULC
Shop G20 77 Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8232 0674