Jo Mexican is a newly-established restaurant found at the Eastdale Pavilion in Garsfontein. The eatery opened after it became apparent that there was a gap in the market for Mexican street-style cuisine. Today, locals and passers-by enjoy an array of spicy, aromatic dishes and craft beer in a festive setting.
Jo Mexican makes for a fun first date or a relaxed dinner out with the family (furry four-legged members included). With their collection of mismatched ornaments, vibrant colours, and eclectic knick-knackery, diners are treated to an authentic Mexican fiesta.
The menu is comprehensive, suited to the tastes of diners both young and old. Children can start off their evening meal with corn dogs. Corn dogs are cheese sausages which are coated in a thick cornmeal batter, fried until golden-brown, and served with a side of confit tomato sour cream. Alternatively, adults can opt for fried tortillas served with your choice of filling.
Nachos are ideal for diners who are on a budget or looking to share a meal with friends. The sizeable, cheese-laden dish comprises of fried flour tortilla pieces that are covered in drunken beans, jalapeños, black olives, and served with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.
Recommended meals-for-one includes the restaurant’s signature meal, ‘Chimichanga’. This dish comprises of slow-cooked beef, Gallo Pinto rice, drunken beans and cheddar cheese all rolled into a burrito, fried until golden brown, and drizzled with crema and ‘almost death sauce’.
If you have a sweet tooth, Jo Mexican desserts or ‘postres’ are a must-try. Try the decadent ‘Churros’ – fried dough covered in cinnamon sugar, and served with melted chocolate. If you don’t have space for a sugary treat, end your night with a freshly-brewed coffee or cappuccino.
Travel on the N1 from Pretoria and take exit 140 toward M11/Pretoria/Atterbury Road. Use the left lane to keep left at the fork, stay on Exit 140 and follow signs for M11/Atterbury Road/Pretoria. Use the left 3 lanes to turn left onto Atterbury Rd/M11. Turn right onto Jacqueline Drive and you will find the Eastdale Pavilion Shopping Centre on the corner of Jacqueline Drive and Solomon Mahlangu Drive.
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Eastdale Pavilion Shopping Centre
Cnr Solomon Mahlangu and Jacqueline Drive
Monday - Saturday: 11:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 15:00