Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Ojo Rojo Commercial Road Bournemouth 30th April 2018

Ojo Rojo is a Mexican restaurant, creatively constructed and designed around upcycling and salvaged materials.  There is a tree installation, lampshades, chairs and tables, all cleverly made utilising old objects and makes for interesting reading on their website. 




Ojo Rojo means Red Eye, referring to the effects of eating great spicy food and I was so happy to see their excellent vegan menu, with loads of choice.




 


I was also impressed that all the wines bar one, were vegan friendly and clearly labelled, making life so much easier.




To start I chose guacamole and chipotle houmous with tortilla chips and spicy nuts to nibble on, whilst drinking a crisp glass of Luis Felipe Edwards Sauvignon Blanc.





They were a delicious start to the meal and generous portions, so we left some tortilla chips, as we were conscious that our mains could be equally as large.

Mains were wild mushroom tostadas, patatas bravas and house greens and all the dishes looked appetising and certainly met my expectations.   My eyes lit up when our waiter brought a bottle of Ojo Rojo chilli sauce, as I love anything spicy and it was certainly that, Steven had to stop eating it, as he had a sweat on.





The dishes were so tasty, crisp potatoes with tomato salsa, excellent mushroom risotto tostadas, but the revelation was the house greens.   I would never think to put green beans, mangetout, chestnuts, almonds and orange together in the same dish, it totally worked, I loved it.

I was impressed with Ojo Rojo, it is not your run of the mill Mexican, the food was delicious and well cooked with fabulous vegan options.   I kicked myself as you could buy the chilli sauce and I forgot to get a bottle, think I will have to return and make a purchase. 


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