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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Crazy Homies

Westbourne Park

Standing strong since 2004, Crazy Homies (the brainchild of Tom Conran, son of legendary restauranteur Terrance Conran) shakes up the perfect mix of casual dining with crazy drinking. The real focus here is on tequila, which makes up the crazy drinking part with the menu consists of more tequila brands and flavour variants than you can shake a maraca at.

We’d booked ourselves a table upstairs for a special Crazy Homies party involving unique London DJ Wheelie Bag. Resembling Roald Dahl's Mr Twit, but perhaps even shabbier looking, he played enough tunes and hosted enough games to keep the restaurant entertained all night. DJ Wheelie Bag’s pound shop prizes only added to the already wheelie good entertainment.

The food menu at Crazy Homies leans towards the direction of Mexican street food, which is normally eaten with the hand, and packed full of fresh and juicy ingredients. Mexican food has so much more to offer than greasy, sloppy tortillas and Crazy Homies can prove this, and proves it well.

If you are unsure of what to order, then do as we did and order from the Combinaciones section. These are sharing platters aiming to provide a sample of what Mexican street food has to offer. Our ‘street food’ choice was truly delicious, coming with enough food to feed four or five hungry (and a bit tipsy) females. Highlights included the pork and chicken tacos which were extremely tender and light, and the shells of ceviche which sees marinated chunks of mahi-mahi fish with lime and a fresh salsa presented in decorative sea shells. Best of all were the chorizo quesadillas which were punchy and packed full of melted cheese and chorizo. Extremely more-ish, extremely dangerous.

Dessert was simple: to have churros or to not have churros. This needs no explanation.

If you’re going to go for Mexican then you have to immerse yourself fully, hence our order of a few classic margaritas. We decided to try them with Tom Conran’s own tequila named Chamucos;  an up and coming brand in the world of tequila, which complements the lime and Triple Sec of a classic margarita very well . Perhaps it was the quality of this tequila which eased such a nasty hangover the following day. All in all, a visit to Crazy Homies will absolutely guarantee you a fun evening.

125 Westbourne Park Road, W2 5QL

Average price for main meal: £11
Average price for a glass of wine: £6
Food/Drink: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Value: 3/5

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