Review: Ricardo’s

Having seen one of the fellow food Instagrammers @venturingfoodie posted about Ricardo’s on her Instagram profile, it intrigued me to try. However, she went to their main branch in Kuala Belait (KB).

KB sounded far to me so I asked if San Diann would be interested to join me to try Ricardo’s at Jerudong Park Food Court. He had been to their JP’s branch previously but wouldn’t mind to return at all since he has yet tried all their food. LOL!

If you have not known, Ricardo’s serves Mexican cuisine. San Diann arrived at Ricardo’s before me at around 11:30AM and they were still in their preparation stage. They had already started serving at the time I arrived.

Al Pastor Taco | B$5.90

As I don’t eat beef, we were limited to ordering our food with chicken or shrimp. Their Al Pastor Taco came in three pieces, served with a side of halved lime. The tacos were filled with generous portion of grilled chicken cubes and some raw onions.

The grilled chicken cubes were spiced. They weren’t very spicy despite the color. The tortilla wraps were slightly grilled hence the slight burn on the edges.

To be honest, I wasn’t very impressed with their Al Pastor Taco. I personally find the chicken fillings dry in my opinion. The halved lime served had dried out and I only managed to squeeze out two or three drops of the juice. I think it is almost impossible to eat the tacos without having the fillings drop down as you eat and it annoyed me. LOL!

Agua De Pepino Y Limon

Ricardo’s is currently offering combo meal promotion for Quesadillas, Taquitos and Al Pastor Taco whereby you get a complimentary Agua De Pepino Y Limon for each of the above three ordered. Such promotion only applies in their JP’s branch.

Agua De Pepino Y Limon is a mixed concoction of cucumber and lemon. It tasted light and refreshing in my opinion but I didn’t like the bitter aftertaste. San Diann quite liked it despite he also commented about the bittersweet aftertaste.

Chicken Burritos | B$7.80

Ricardo’s serves two types of Burritos – Chimichanga and Burrito & Enchilada. The former is served with fries while the latter is served with rice.

Like the Al Pastor Taco, the grilled tortilla wrap was packed with generous fillings. There was too much rice in it and I only managed to eat half but polished the chicken clean. The rice was spiced but wasn’t strong in my opinion. There was melted cheese too hence the chicken filling ain’t as dry as the ones in Al Pastor Taco.

Verdict: The food didn’t leave me with much impression to be honest and I did wonder if the food is better at their main branch in KB. All their food are served in takeaway containers. It was made convenient for diners who couldn’t finish their food and could just pack and bring along easily.

@venturingfoodie commented that their Nacho is the bomb. Perhaps I should consider visiting their main branch in KB to try some other dishes and to conclude if main branch serves better than JP’s?

Jerudong Park Food Court,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-7276455 (Whatsapp)


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