this is the place for all nerdy, movie loving manchester eaters.
it’s not the foodiest of places – the menu offers a strong selection of that little bit of something different but nothing that will make you explore the inner sanctum of your mind. what they have are burgers a plenty, burritos, enchiladas, nachos, breakfasts and a challenge burger (look at the list and drool). i went for the chicken enchilada and my companion had the texan burger.
service was quick and friendly with no pressure to decide quickly. upstairs you’re surrounded by movie posters and paraphernalia; alien and predator catch your eye from the street and draw you in. there’s usually a film playing and music going, so it’s a treat for the eyes and ears. downstairs is a club area, and a proper restaurant area is located towards the back.
my enchilada was exactly what i was looking for. big, cheesey, crunchy and full to the brim with fillings; shredded chicken, onions, peppers, rice and jalapenos! just thinking about it makes me happy. mexican food is so rarely done properly and with a real finesse – or should it be no finesse? the best mexican food is dirty/messy mexican food – so the basic presentation made me happy. the texan burger was a bit of a let down; a bit too basic in its flavours and toppings, it wasn’t as impressive as the concoctions offered up by the likes of almost famous or solita, but it was a solid meal in itself.
would i go back? yes. hungover and ready to tuck into a lumberjack breakfast.
grits? i’m in.