Saturday, August 9, 2014

LA HOYA Comida Mexicana Jakarta

Mexican food is one of the cuisine that have strong character and in Jakarta I think, Mexican restaurant is not that much and now I'm gonna tell you one of Mexican restaurant, yes the authentic one, we can find Mexican food (Nachos, Quesadillas, Taco) easily, because sometimes some of western restaurant also serve this but of course in their style, here we come LA HOYA Cominda Mexicana.

LA HOYA Cominda Mexicana is one of many restaurant in Gandaria City, yes because here there are many restaurant and cafe of course all of them are fancy and that's why now LA HOYA became one of their top restaurant, even they're still new. If I'm not mistaken when I visited this restaurant they just opened for a month, crazy right? but everybody already knew about this place.

Anyway, LA HOYA Comida Mexicana is managed under Arena Gourmet, which is already well-known with Hong Kong Cafe , Seribu Rasa, Penang Bistro, Tatsuya and Delika. So behind this new brand there's old face ;) well, LA HOYA is located on ground level in Main Street Dining, and near to  lobby but I forgot what lobby, the location is very nice and I think everyone who've ever been to Gandaria City must have seen this big restaurant.

The concept of LA HOYA is Tex-Mex (Texas-Mexican) yeah we know Mexico is still a part of America, and here you'll find a really good space for dining with nice decoration among this restaurant. They have a bar for you who just wanna take a chill here, but for serious they have wide variety of Mexican menu and all of them was great, get curious? so this is it !

>> El Ponche
mixed of orange, lychee, passion fruit, grenadine and soda

>> Carribbean Mango
fresh mango punch with sliced orange and strawberry

>> Virgin Lychee Mojito
Classic mojito with and mint combine with exotic taste of lychee

>> Ice Horchata
traditional beverages made of ground almonds with indulgence of vanilla and cinnamon

>>Ensalada La Hoya 
IDR 55.000

Let's start the lunch with salad, yeey ! But this is mexican style salad and I really love it. A mixture of green leaves, spinach, roasted bell pepper, crunchy cheddar cheese croutons, beef bacon with creamy yellow dressing. The dressing was so amazing ! and of course the cheese croutons was smart ;) I bet a veggie hater will eat every vegetables combined with this creamy yellow dressing sauce, so lovable.

>> Los Nachos 
IDR 58.000

Crispy tortilla chips dressed with cheddar cheese sauce, home made beef chorizo, jalapeno pickles, sour cream, guacamole and fresh pico de gallo. Big portion, good choice for sharing and again this is so classic Mexican dish, must order !

>> Las Quesadillas 
IDR 55.000

Flour tortilla filled with a savoury mixture of cheese, garnished with sour cream, guacamole and salsa de molcajete. This is so classic Mexican dish and I really like their quesadillas with cheddar cheese filling, simple but delicious and the tortilla was also lovely, and quesadillas never goes wrong with sour cream, guacamole and salsa sauce.

>> Pasta Al Ajillo / Fettuccine and Shrimps 
IDR 65.000

Fettuccine served with shrimps and creamy ajillo sauce. In Mexican food I found they really like using seafood as the ingredients esp. shrimps. This creamy fettuccine also served with fresh big prawn and must be amazing, the cream was good, the pasta also cooked well, and looked nice on the plate, for the taste? It's great !

>> Enchiladas Gringas / Fried Burrito 
IDR 60.000 - Chicken 
IDR 68.000 - Beef

Deep fried burrito filled with juicy beef or chicken grilled fajitas, savoury Mexican red rice and sautéed mix of bell peppers, garnished with a light salad. Served with option of Salsa Roja - savory roasted tomato and onion with a hint of smoky Chipotle chilli or Salsa Verde - creamy green Mexican tom. Personally, I really like this enchiladas more than burito and the sauce make it more delicious also the touch of cheese, mexican food and cheese are the perfect couple.

>> Taco de Barbacoa / Beef Taco 
IDR 73.000

Crispy taco filled with pulled beef, beef chorizo, pico de gallo, cabbage and lettuce, dressed with mango chipotle sauce, served with guacamole, sour cream and cheddar cheese. Super great taco, yes they have two kind of taco and this is the crispy version, every component in this Taco was perfectly blended and that's why this Taco feels so good ~ I can't stop eating this Taco !

>> Taco de Camaron / Shrimp Taco 
IDR 69.000

Soft taco filled with cajun style shrimp sauteed in butter, garnished with pico de gallo, crunchy cabbage and lettuce, also served with the same sauce : guacamole, sour cream and cheddar cheese. Another version of LA HOYA's Taco, the soft one and combined with shrimp, so fresh and delicating and it's suite as the starter to raise your appetite by their sourness and freshness. 

>> Churros 
IDR 33.000

Homemade churros with chocolate as the dipping sauce. Even in the menu they said served with chocolate dipping sauce, actually they serve 2 kind of chocolate, the first one usual chocolate milk, but another dipping was amazing ! I really enjoy this Churros dipped into "unnamed" dipping sauce, but it was made from condensed milk with "secret" process and this is so unforgotten, so when you drop a visit here please order this churros with their Special dipping sauce !

>> El Delicado / Frozen Basil Cream 
IDR 37.000

After shocked me with their super yummy dipping sauce now the surprised me with another strike ! a basil parfait served over cranberry and pistachio crumble, strawberries and balsamic reduction. Basil? Yes fellas you read it correctly, this is basil ice cream and served with balsamic reduction sauce yes that's not even chocolate syrup, but seriously the taste was amazing you won't find this in another restaurant I bet, so innovative and executed well, give applause to the chef.

>> Pastel de Tres Leches / Sponge Cake 
IDR 35.000

Sweet mixture of three milks soaks this fluffy sponge cake, topped with mocha frosting and toasted coconut. You find tiramisu in it? yes looks like tiramisu but taste so much different, less coffee flavor and more soft, because this is sponge cake, love the texture and of course the balance taste when the sweet wasn't overpowering this plate ;)

After great food, we still want to stay up here and we need some friends, here we come LA HOYA Special Cocktails, drink a little won't be a big sin :p

>> Frozen La Hoya Margarita

One of my favorite, Margarita and they looks so hot in the glass with red cherry on top. They made this Margarita as ice blended, give us some sensation even I've ever tried it before in another restaurant but I still love this cocktails, good looking ;)

Here's another of their surprisingly good cocktails 

>> Mexian Moonwalk 

>>  Cocoa Monterrey

That's all, I find myself enjoying this place, love the ambiance of this place, well trained staffs, great food, affordable price and nothing I can say beside I'll come back here soon with my family for dining or just hangout with my friends and write our moments here, ciao for now !

Stay Hungry,
Filipus Verdi Danutirto Tanu - @filipusverdi

LA HOYA Comidia Mexicana
Mall Gandaria City
Mainstreet Dining Level G Unit MG 31-32
Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Kebayoran Lama
Jakarta Selatan 12240
(021) 29236458

Opening Hours: 
Weekdays 10:00 - 00:00 WIB
Weekend 10:00 - 02:00 WIB


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