Muyrico, Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre, Point Cook. Phone: 0424 101 020
We’re in Point Cook for some Mexican food – or, more accurately – some Tex-Mex tucker.
Our most recent adventure along those lines – on the other side of the freeway, at another shopping centre – had hardly thrilled us, so why our upbeat mood?
Because Muyrico’s Rupantar Dey has approached us with a view to doing a review (see full disclosure below).
We like his style and honest approach so we are quietly hopeful.
That optimism turns out to be well founded.
Rupantar and partner Gaurav Verma have a nice little operation going at Sanctuary Lakes shopping centre.
The food is cheap and tasty.
Keep in mind this shopping centre food court fare and a nice time can be had.
We start with a range of the lads’ snacky items – flaky pastry beef empanada ($1.50 each), devilled chook leg ($1.80) and corn fritters ($2.50 for three).
These are all fine.
The fritters especially impress – they’re simple, light, moist, chewy and corny, and much better than the very similar spring onion pancakes we sometimes try in Chinese places.
Our quesadila ($10.90) is a messy treat.
The flour tortilla is toasted after being stuffed with pulled pork, cheese and beans, the whole lot then anointed with sour cream, guacamole, corn and tomato.
Our chimichanga ($10.90) has a chicken filling, but in most regards this deep-fried burrito shares much with our quesadila, only it’s a bit more stodgy.
Kinda like a cheerful Tex-Mex take on an old-school chiko roll – and I suspect there’s folks for whom that description will be a big, fat green light!
The chocolate mousse and cinnamon rice pudding ($6, but soon to be – I’m told – $4.50) are, as expected, sinfully rich – and with consistencies more like soup than pudding!
Gaurav and Rupantar tell me Muyrico is going good, though they’re still feeling their way to what works best for the demands of their location and customers.
They’re especially pleased with their bustling home delivery service.
Muyrico is open until 9.30pm seven nights a week.
Check out the Muyrico website here.
(Consider The Sauce dined at Muyrico as guests of management. No money changed hands. Our food was chosen by CTS. Muyrico management did not seek any editorial input into this story.)