It’s taken me since its launch in April to finally write about the new mexican eatery Calaca Kitchen that has opened in Uplands. I only managed a visit a few weeks ago and have since returned a further two times. It’s independent, authentic and offers a simple freshly prepared mexican menu. The decor is quirky and the service efficient and friendly.
Starters are £3.50 and main courses £8.50 so it’s fantastic value. And you can select how spicy you want your meal – hot hot hot for me. Water is automatically brought to your table with a choice of original mexican beers, tequila and margaritas.
I opted for tortillas (freshly fried mmmmmm), salsa & guacamole to start. My partner salivated over corn on the cob with feta, coriander & lime. I had the vegan burritos with pinto beans, vegan cheese, lime rice, crisp lettuce & vegan sour cream for my main. Whilst he had a chicken version of the above (he’s not very plant based).
There are some splendid desserts on offer – including a vegan option (caramalised apple burrito – get in there!). We were too full up though.
Beautiful authentic tasty food. The fact I have been back twice is testament to how good it is. And I shall no doubt be returning soon. Please go – we need to support our local restaurants.
Calaca Kitchen is at 75 Uplands Crescent, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0EX