Written on March 30, 2009 by CincauHangus
Usually food reviews are one off thing and I hardly return to the same restaurant for 2nd round mostly because it’s over my current budget, with the unemployed status and all. But I got to taste Frontera’s food twice.
The first time was with the usual last week. We got to know the owner, Larry, who’s a Texan (I think..) and also is a big fan of Mexican food, thus Frontera was born.
I’m not using my own photos this time because… Well I got my hands into the food BEFORE shooting them. What a photographer eh? The food has a evil mind..
Before any food intake, we must always wet our taste buds with some elixir to enhance the experience.
That sounds so advertorial, haha..
Anyways, I’ve tasted a few margaritas in my life, but most of which are quite lousy. I’ve tried an ice blended mix, which in the end tasted more of ice than alco, while others are just short of ingredients for the right taste.
Frontera’s Agave Margarita taste better than the rest with added punch. Seriously. Made with 100% agave nectar and comes in a 45ml cup (double than what you usually get outside) I think paying RM15 for this is much more worth it than the ones in the bar and clubs.
It’s said that margarita that’s made with more agave nectar doesn’t produce hangovers the next day because of lesser amount of certain alcohol in it.
On to the Appetizers. First off is chips & dips. Frontera has a few dips that would certainly able to suit every chips lover out there.
Firstly, chips & the salsa dip. For salsa/chilli lovers out there, this is definitely the one you’d want to have. Compared to Wendy’s chilli and A&W’s coney dog chilli (i know, quite outdated but that’s the nearest that I could ever taste to real chilli), this definitely taste better than those two combined.
Secondly, chips & the Chili Con Queso dip. My first experience with chips and cheese was at Chilli’s, introduced by Kelz, the cheese is served warm. I remembered that we dip and scooped like mad for more cheese, but the serving was so little (cheese) that we always wanted more.
On the other hand, at Frontera they gave us a bowl of cheesielicious cheese! Made from Monterrey Cheese, must try for cheese lovers! While it’s bottomless but it was nearly suitable for everything else we ate! (Maybe because we love cheese..)
Finally, chips & Chili Con Carne dip. Remember the Chilli Con Quesco dip? It’s slightly similar but with cheese and onions. Me being a cheese lover, I think more cheese should be in it, but that’s just me. Other than that it tasted quite fine.
Next, still with appetizers, some real chilies and nachos! Frontera’s Nachos comes with chicken (or beef) together with preserved Jalapeno chilies and topped off with cheese is one of my favourite dish. I ordered this again during my 2nd visit to Frontera.
Taquitos de Pollo. Corn tortillas and chicken with a slightly spicy and sour dip on the side. Wasn’t really my dish because I find the tortillas were slightly too hard (somewhat like chips left in the open for while, a.k.a masuk angin) and couldn’t taste the chicken.
Habanero Chicken Wings is my 2nd favourite dish as an appetizer because of the sauce. The sauce is a Habanero BBQ sauce, making it slightly spicy, though still bearable to those who are chilli intolerant (because Jen tried it!). Comes with a Cilantro ranch dressing.
And yes, I ordered the chicken wings during my 2nd visit. However, I find the chicken wings were red on the inside, maybe wasn’t cooked properly, and also the sauce wasn’t that tasty as the first round I had. My parent’s comments were ‘so-so only’. Maybe Frontera should up the Habanero dosage?
That’s all for the appetizers. Click on page 2 for more!
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