Amigos, Melbourne

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Signature burrito with chicken, pineapple & coconut curry

Chicken breast & chorizo paella

Last year, we couldn’t find Lygon St – for some strange reason, we ended up in dark suburbia with little street lamps and no lavish restaurants or even people in sight. With our Melbourne directional skills leveled up this year, we found the street with little effort and to our delight, we discovered too many restaurants to choose from!

Oddly enough, I did not feel the appetite for Italian and as I am still on my annual pizza ban, we opted for a buzzing Mexican restaurant. With a craving for rice, I opted for the paella – although it was served on a hot sizzle plate, I was disappointed that it wasn’t the traditional paella – where you fight over who scrapes the bottom, and the light saffron infused rice. The chorizo gave the dish a nice kick, but the overly saturated rice definitely let the dish down.

My companion choose the signature burritos with chicken, pineapple and coconut curry. It was an interesting spin on the typical burrito dish, but too much curry drenched the softness of the burrito – it would have been better served in a side bowl so we could control the portion of the curry sauce.

Without the drenching, I think the dishes would have definitely tasted better – but who knows, after a few shots of tequila, the food may be perfect for the tastebuds.

171 Lygon St
Carlton, Melbourne

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