Earlier this year, Singapore-based Loco Group unveiled its firstÂ Indonesian outlet on the ground floor of Jakarta’s Pacific Place.Â The freshly minted establishmentâ€”which was launched in partnership with The Union Groupâ€”prides itself in its authentic offerings, whipping up dishes that are heavily influenced by its founders’ own culinary adventures in Mexico. Chef Jason Jones ofÂ Melbourne’s beloved Mamasita is behind the menu, which includes standouts such as barbecued corn on the cob served with chipotle mayo and cotija cheese, tostaditas with blue swimmer crab, andÂ crispy fish fillet tacos withÂ jalapeĂ±o cabbage and chimmichuri mayo.
Weekend brunch is a serious affair at Super Loco, where kickstarters range from the nutrient-packed acai bowl toÂ the heartyâ€”and seriously indulgentâ€”super huevos rancheros: a cheesy quesadilla withÂ all the trimmings (refried beans, sunny side eggs, salsa, guacamole, sour cream). The impressive collection of tequila, mezcal, and innovative cocktails is also a highlight; among the crowdpleasers here are the lucha margarita, el megroni, and mexpresso martini.
On the design front, Super Loco is bold without being overbearing.Â The interiorâ€”a project byÂ Sydney-based Akin Creativeâ€”mixes simple furniture pieces with fun paraphernalia like sombreros and Mexican wrestler masks, creating a space that’s conducive to conversation, photo-taking sessions, taco-eating contests, andÂ piĂ±ata bashings.
For more information, visit Super Loco.