Food Review: Six by Nico, Glasgow – Mexico menu

¡Six by Nico es muy bien!

Would you believe it, I’ve not been to Six by Nico?!?  Old Father Foodie and Mr Foodie had both been to the Glasgow and Edinburgh restaurants respectively but I hadn’t been to either!  I sorted this out with a trip to Finnieston to try the latest menu on offer at Six by Nico earlier today!

The weather and the current form of the Mexican World Cup team deserve support so off I went for a 6-course lunch date with Mexico. 🇲🇽

Mexico six by Nico Finnieston restaurant

‘Mexico’ un menú en Inglés

CHICKEN THIGH TACO
Guacamole, Strawberry Salsa, Whipped Creme Fraiche

NACHOS
Heritage Tomato, Housemade Queso Fresco, Avocado Gazpacho

ELOTE
Sweetcorn Risotto, Green Chorizo, Pickled Red Peppers

SEA BASS CHILPACHOLE MIXTO
Mussel Escabeche* Crab Mole, Sikil Pak** Orange

PORK CHEEK BARBACOA
Refried Beans, Tomatillo, Rainbow Chard, Crackling

CHOCOLATE TACO
Tonka Bean Ganache, Banana Ice Cream, Chipotle & Banana Caramel

Today’s newly discovered words from the culinary world…

Escabeche is the name for a number of dishes in Mediterranean and Latin American cuisines which can refer to a dish of fish or meat (escabeche of chicken, rabbit or pork is common in Spain) marinated and cooked in an acidic mixture (vinegar) and sometimes colored with pimenton (Spanish paprika) or saffron.

**  Sikil Pak – a Mayan recipe. A thick pumpkin seed dip similar to hummus.

Mexico six by Nico Finnieston restaurant
‘Mexico’ menu, Six by Nico

You can also have matching wine with 5 of the 6 courses for an extra £25 per person.

The Food

Mexico six by Nico Finnieston restaurant

Chicken thigh taco with strawberry salsa and creme fraiche.  A light start to the meal with moist chicken topping a taco with creamy guacamole and creme fraiche.  Pieces of strawberry add sweetness to this creamy dish.

Mexico six by Nico Finnieston restaurant
Dinky Nachos with avocado, soft cream cheese and tart tomatoes.  Some more nachos would be good, however, the smoked paprika dusting was spot on. 👌
Mexico six by Nico Finnieston restaurant
Elote – sweetcorn risotto, green chorizo and peppers.  This was my fave.  I love sweetcorn and the creamed corn base topped with peppers and chorizo was inspired.
Mexico six by Nico Finnieston restaurant
Sea bass chilpachole mixta – crisp sea bass perfectly cooked with pickled mussel, pumpkin seed hummus type dip and potatoes.  Fluffy fish and the pumpkin seed hummus –  yum!
Mexico six by Nico Finnieston restaurant Pork cheek with refried beans and rainbow chard.  The refried bean slice seemed a bit salty at first but eat it alongside the rainbow chard! 👍 The acidic tasting chard works well here.  Pork cheeks are a much neglected piece, you’ll be smitten with these cheeks once you taste them.

Mexico six by Nico Finnieston restaurant

Chocolate taco with Tonka Bean Ganache, Banana Ice Cream, Chipotle & Banana Caramel. Strong tonka bean ganache, I don’t think I’ve had this anywhere else.  Like a strong, dark chocolate.   The banana ice cream disappeared quickly alongside the caramel sauce. 😍 

Mexico six by Nico Finnieston restaurant
Seated before the lunch crowd. Six by Nico, Glasgow

 

The verdict

Overall, a great introduction to the various flavours of Mexico, it’s not all tacos and quesadillas but if you’re looking for a spicy, blow your head off meal then you’ll possibly be disappointed. If you are up for more of a fresh salsa/tomato based Mexican experience then you’ll be chuffed. Muchas gracias Nico Simeone! Toilets clean and tidy, and good disabled access throughout. Oh, and don’t forget to order the pineapple and basil margarita – very refreshing in the summer sun ☀

Mexico six by Nico Finnieston restaurant

TL;DR

+ Always good food from Nico Simeone
+ Mexican food which is not overpowered by chilli
+ Some new Mexican cuisine knowledge to me
+ Matched wines available

– more nachos needed, they were tasty!

Where

Six by Nico , 1132 Argyle St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8TD

When

The 6-course tasting menu costs £28 per person. The menu launched on June 26th and will be available for 6 weeks until Sunday 5th August at the Glasgow restaurant in Finnieston and the Hanover Street restaurant in Edinburgh.

Book

Click HERE to book Glasgow

Click HERE to book Edinburgh

Disclaimer: Mrs Foodie received a complimentary meal but had to pay for drinks. Fred has seen the pics and knows that this is honest review!

fred purr of honour

 

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