Last week, Monday to Friday, the girls and I were in full swing debate mode. There were sighs; even rollings of the eyes. There were several bookings, followed by several cancellations. Pizza was given the thumbs down. As were restaurants that only offered set menus for parties of more than seven.
But in the end a decision was reached. I have to say, it was Nicola who taco-d us into it.
Found on Notting Hill’s Westbourne Park Road is Mexican-themed restaurant Crazy Homies. You know the saying don’t judge a book by its cover?
Well, standing on the outside, I thought I was entering an abandoned tattoo parlour. However, enter its doors and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Colourful wall art, quirky furniture and a random assortment of collectables make its edgy feel and though I am still not absolutely sure as to what I make of it, I do think it’s rather fun.
Opt to sit downstairs and make sure you phone in advance and request one of its booths.
Crazy Homies is not your authentic Mexican. It’s a great place for girls night – even just to go for a couple of sharing plates and margaritas before a big night out. We began our evening with drinks and though not my go-to drink, it had to be a Margarita.
I stuck to the Pomegranate flavour: fruity, sugary and be warned: very strong.
Our feast started with nachos and corn chips
Just get a load of that guac!
We got stuck in with no hesitation.
You snooze and you lose with this lot!
I had the Mahi Mahi taco salad bowl. Filled with cheese, salsa, sour cream, crunchy salad and Mahi Mahi, it was delicious.
The pork burros was raved about
The tacos were not.
Described as ‘homemade soft corn tortillas’, they tasted floury and dry. Luckily, it was nothing an order of more margaritas couldn’t fix.
If you’re on the hunt for a place that serves great drinks; is noisy enough that your group of friends won’t be heard above everyone else and that absolutely won’t break the bank, then grab your sombrero and party on down to Nottinghill’s Crazy Homies.