Fans of Mexican food have had to make do with pretty slim pickings in Krakow, until now. Finally, Alebriche has appeared to fill this burrito-sized gap. It’s the first Mexican-owned and run restaurant in town, and their aim is to provide authentic, fresh and cheap food – just like it is back home.
The décor is homely and unfussy – folksy art and ornaments and a few pictures of Mexican vistas adorn the walls – and the colour scheme is bright and welcoming. Service comes with a friendly smile, and the waitresses are happy to talk you through their menu, which is short but includes most of what you would expect of a good Mexican: tortilla, nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and tamales. The hand-made tortillas are a revelation.
Prices are low – expect to pay around 20zł for a main dish, and as little as 6zł for a dessert. Starters include Aztec soup – tomato-based concoction served with fried tortilla and avocado, which is both unusual and very tasty. Alternatively, try the plate of freshly baked nachos with a selection of tasty dips including refried beans, guacamole, cheese and spicy minced meat.
Among the highly authentic main courses are Chicken mole (a sweet and spicy dish which combines chili, cocoa powder and more than 30 other ingredients) and Filete Relleno – a breaded fish fillet stuffed with shrimps, cream cheese, tomato and onion.
Alebriche is an excellent addition to the local dining scene. This kind of authenticity is rare, and with a selection of decent Mexican alcohol, this place could become Krakow’s spice-house of choice.
Alebriche Mexican Restaurant
ul. Karmelicka 56