Taco Mazama – Take Away

After an action packed day at Ibrox on Sunday watching the first match of the new season I was absolutely shattered by the time I got home so after a quick discussion with Mr Geek we decided to order some mexican food as we had a delivery from Pintos last week which we really enjoyed (I forgot to take pictures so I couldn’t write up a review..doh!), however tonight in the interests of being fair we decided to give Taco Mazama a try.

Now for the Mexican purest out there I know this isn’t actually real mexican food, but in all honest I don’t care what cuisines are called I just want my food to be tasty. I will be referring to it as Mexican, even tho I know this technically is like the McDonalds equivalent of actual Mexican food. Phew now we’ve got that out the way ¬†lets talk about the food ūüôā

I use JustEat quite a bit, mostly because I can pay for my take aways with a debit card. So I placed my order for a Chargrilled Marinated Chicken Quesadilla which was described as¬†Two medium flour tortillas filled with Monterey Jack cheese, caramelized onions & a choice of filling. Grilled and served with a side of salsa. I also ordered¬†Barbacoa Shredded Beef Nachos with mild salsa, jalape√Īos and Monterey Jack cheese sauce. Mr Geek also ordered a taco…I never tried any of this so I won’t be commenting on it. Including 2 bottles of mineral water the order came to ¬£19.71 including a ¬£2.50 delivery charge.

After about 10 minutes I received a phone call to say they had no Barbacoa Shredded Beef for the nachos and would we like to pick something else, we decided on Beef & Chorizo Chilli РI am quite annoyed as I now realise that I paid £1 extra for the beef which we never got.

The food arrived after just 20 minutes after we ordered, absolutely brilliant super fast and I am afraid this is where the positives for me even sadly.

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The¬†Chargrilled Marinated Chicken Quesadilla first off was really hard and tough around the edges, there was really really little chicken..infact one of my quarters had no filling at all only a very thin layer of cheese, well I think there was cheese there was so little filling I couldn’t actually tell if there was anything in it. There was no caramelized onion in it either. Dry, tasteless and like chewy cardboard….extremely poor

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The nachos were basically just a box of dry nachos with barely any topping. There was 5, yes 5 slices of jalapeno. None of the cheese sauce we ordered only a light dusting of chewy hard melted cheese. Basically under that top layer was just a box of cheap doritos.The tiny tub of salsa was definitely not made in-house and was pretty nasty tasting so we left that off.The small dollop of Beef & Chorizo Chilli was pretty tasteless and I could find no chorizo to speak of and most of this box of chips was left.

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What a disappointment and what a shame, I had such high hopes for them as I know Pinto are kind of the big boys in this category with lots of money behind them and I really hoped to champion this small local business. In all honesty other than the 20 minute delivery time everything else was a bit of a let down. I probably wouldn’t go back, I’ll certainly never order take away from them again sadly.

Taco Mazama

(2) Comments

  • Frank
    13th August 2014 at 9:52 am

    Have never rated taco maz tbh. Im genuinely surprised they opened a new unit in central station.

  • Mairi
    13th August 2014 at 9:52 am

    Appreciate the honesty & very useful post. I’ll stick with Pinto in the future

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