I received an invitation from Kayan Restaurants to visit the newly opened franchise Rowdy Taco which is also known in the US as RustyTaco. It actually opened on the same day (yesterday) without any kind of advertisement but it was crowded & the queue was really long mashallah. I believe it’s because of the location (Alia & Ghalia Towers). Of course the place was filled mostly with Americans & foreigners but also Kuwaitis were spotted there.
We were greeted by the Mrs. Jillian Marshall who gave a brief idea about the place & explained why they’ve changed the name (RUSTY) :P She recommended some tacos to try & said that 1 or 2 tacos won’t be enough, 3 & more will be fine (I was thinking of my diet :P ) Luckily, the tacos were really very light (not all but most of them).
We were seated outside, the weather was amazing around 7pm. As I said the queue was really long but ofcourse we managed to get our order immediately ;) My dad & I tried many kinds of tacos (pictures below), most of them if not all were really good & tasty.
Let’s have a look;
Loved the drawing on the menu :D
Chips & 4 sides (Guacamole, Salsa, Chili Con Queso, Spicy)
Verdict: Loved the Chili Con Queso & Guacamole alot. Chili Con Queso is a mixture of white & yellow cheeses, so delicious. The salsa was like any other salsa & I haven’t tried the spicy one because I’m not that close to spicy food.
San Antonio Salad
Ingredients: Mixed greens, cotija cheese, dates & pumpkin seeds with cilantro vinaigrette.
Verdict: Loved the mixture (I’m loving the dates in salads these days). The sweetness of the dates & the sourness of the cheese & vinegar created a wonderful taste.
Rajas Taco (Left)
Ingredients: Grilled poblano mushrooms, onions and red peppers topped with queso fresco & cilantro.
Verdict: If you’re a vegetarian then this is your taco. Really good, the cheese was very delicious.
Rowdy Taco (Right)
Ingredients: Achiote rubbed lamb with grilled pineapple, onion & cilantro.
Verdict: mmmm I’ve always liked the combination of pineapple & chicken but with lamb!!! Didn’t like it that much. Maybe others will.
Fish Taco (Left)
Ingredients: Crispy fish with chipotle crema, red cabbage & cilantro.
Verdict: Oh My My,,,One of the best tacos offered in the restaurant. So delicious & yummy. A lil bit heavy because of the sauce but the portion of taco was good. Loved it & it’s HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Chicken Fajita (Right)
Ingredients: Chicken with Pico de gallo sauce.
Verdict: It was good but very spicy. Was able to take one bite only (really hot) but my dad loved it.
Baja Shrimp (Right)
Ingredients: Crispy shrimp with creamy baja sauce, red cabbage & cilantro.
Verdict: Heavenly delicious. This is also one of the best tacos offered in the restaurant. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
P.S. The left taco is Rowdy
Tex-Mex Taco (Left)
Ingredients: Spicy tex mex ground beef, lettuce, tomato & cheese.
Verdict: Loved it, very delicious & light. It wasn’t that spicy which was good to me. A must try
Beef Fajita (Right)
Ingredients: Beef with grilled onions & cilantro.
Verdict: It was ok, I guess it needed more sauce or maybe it should have been a lil bit juicy.