Mamasita’s Cantina – Cuban Bar & Mexican Street Food

As soon as they announced the departure of Harlan Goldstein, the ZS Hospitality Group continues with their third of four concept at 8 Lyndhurst Terrace – Mamasita’s Cantina.

Taking over the fifth and sixth floor of the building, it consists of a Cuban-inspired bar along with an intimate patio where focuses on serving some amazing Latin American-style cocktails ranging from spirits, rum, tequilas and mezcals, and hand rolled Cuban cigars; whilst down to the lower floor is an open kitchen, colourful and gorgeous restaurant area.

They feature a rich collection of authentic Mexican street food, where we start by having a typical guacamole dip with tomato, onion, jalapeno and white truffle oil, served with crunchy corn tortilla chips. Cheesy Mexican street corn has been generously covered with chili and cotija cheese; whilst the octopus, shrimp & fish ceviche is flavored with tomato clam juice and coriander on corn tortilla.

Some favourites are the beef cheek sope, an unusually thick tortilla filled with slow-cooked beef cheek, topped with refried black bean; as well as the fish taco which is perfectly batter-fried, topped with a little avocado cream and delicious chipotle mayo.

For the mains, there are grilled red snapper in half, smeared with two different kinds of paste, as well as a perfectly easy, fall-off-the-bone pork ribs served with additional barbecue sauce on the side.

To finish, we are presented with three amazing desserts. Cheese flan with smoked pineapple and banana gel, all-time-favourite churros with salted caramel ice cream and chocolate dip, my favourite goes to the gorgeously scrumptious torta tres leches.
It basically means sponge cake soaked with three kinds of milk – condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk, spiked with tequila and topped with corn foam, milk ice cream, rum granita and finally caramel popcorn. So remarkable! I’m seriously impressed!

Mamasita’s Cantina

Cocina Mexicana

Open Kitchen

Dining Table

Drink Menu

 

Guacamole Dip
Avocado, tomato, onion, jalapeno chili, queso cotija, a touch of white truffle oil, served with fresh corn tortilla chips

Corn Esquites
Mexican street style roasted corn, chili, lime juice, mayo, cotija cheese & fresh coriander

Acapulco Ceviche
Octopus, shrimps, fish, tomato clam juice, spring onion, avocado, coriander with corn tortilla chips

Acapulco Ceviche
Octopus, shrimps, fish, tomato clam juice, spring onion, avocado, coriander with corn tortilla chips

Beef Cheek Sope
Slow-cooked adobo beef cheek, served with black bean puree, cotija cheese, sour cream, chili de arbol salsa in a crispy corn tart

Fish Tacos
Sol beer battered fish, creamy avocado, red onion, cabbage, chipotle mayo on a flour tortilla

Pescado Sarandeado
Whole grilled fish, adobo & coriander rub, served with black beans & homemade salsa

BBQ Pork Ribs “Pibil”
16 hour slow-cooked pork ribs, Pibil sauce, apple slaw salad, achiote bbq sauce

Beef Carne Asada 10oz
Grilled marinated hanger steak, smoky pineapple, roasted cactus & table cloth stain sauce

3 Leches
Traditional three milk cake, popcorns, corn foam, milk ice-cream & rum granita

3 Leches
Traditional three milk cake, popcorns, corn foam, milk ice-cream & rum granita

Mexican Cheese Flan
Caramel cheese pudding, smoky pineapple & banana gel

Churros Con Chocolate
Crispy churro bathed in cinnamon sugar, served with salted caramel ice-cream

Churros Con Chocolate
Crispy churro bathed in cinnamon sugar, served with salted caramel ice-cream

Ginata Colada
Beefeater gin, coconut cream, pineapple basil & lemongrass puree

Revolucion Martini
Fair vodka, homemade apple jam, elderflower, cointreau, lemon juice

Mamasita’s Cantina
Address: 5/F & 6/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2896 6118
Opening Hours: Sun-Thur 18:00-23:00 ; Fri-Sat 18:00-01:00
Website: http://mamasitas.hk / https://www.facebook.com/mamasitashk

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