DOS BANDITOS TACOS – Authentic hot coal fire gives flavor like no other
Dos Banditos Tacos is the brainchild of local restaurateur Gavin Hagger of Jerry’s Burger fame, and his entrepreneurial partner Peter West.
Peter was born in Zambia and went to school in the Eastern Cape. Gavin and Peter’s lives crossed paths when they working together in the building contracting and window installation industry many years ago. Together they tackled the opening of Down South Rondebosch and Desperados in Observatory which evolved into Jerry’s Burgers today. Gavin also owns Tom&, the sister business, which operates as an on-the-go burger outlet within the V&A Food Market.
As for Dos Banditos Tacos, it is a truly fitting name considering Dos Banditos means “Two Bandits”. They have just created the naughtiest take on Mexican & Asian inspired toppings in their handmade corn flour tacos and flour tortillas. Gutsy, they are. They serve up “barbacoa” barbeque “brocheta” kebabs that are flame-grilled on a bed of warm coals. Authenticity in itself and the flavour created by “fire” adds so much flavor to a menu celebrating traditional Spanish influenced Beef Salsa Verde and citrus infused Pork Carne Asada but then comes the Asian twist with Korean pulled short rib served with very trendy kimchi and gochujang red pepper sauce, or Japanese inspired Chicken Yakitori or Thai Chicken Caramel drizzled with your typical Thai sesame oils, soya, fish sauces and chili.
And for all those vegans, they offer a unique take on deep fried avocado, wrapped in Swiss Raclette and Tempura batter served up with peach and pineapple salsa. If “Umami” is what you are after, you have got it, or if a taste of Mexico is what you are after, then you can have this too. As for budget – it ranges from a reasonable R40 to R75 for single and double portions.
Trendsetting is what this brand is all about. The best of both worlds served up on hot coal fire. They are sure to take the culinary world by storm.