Muchacho will open its doors at the end of the year on Rose Street, bringing fresh and authentic Mexican flavour to the Granite City.
The takeaway street food destination will begin its fit-out in the coming weeks, designed to encapsulate the vibrant colours, textures and sounds straight from a Mexican street market.
Elena Aspe, head honcho of Muchacho says, “The Muchacho team is on a mission to provide the authentic flavours of Mexican street food to the people of Aberdeen. Our team agreed that there is no authentic offering in the city, and we want to dispel the clichés of what Mexican food is and educate our customers. We aim to provoke discussion around ‘what is Mexican food?’ as there are many misconceptions.”
The full Muchacho menu is soon to be announced, and will include freshly made salsas and guacamole served alongside soft corn taco shells with a variety of fillings, including slow-roasted pulled pork with a hint of citrus, dishes with varying levels of spice and homemade gluten free corn chips. A naked burrito has also been developed for those with sensitivity to wheat.
Elena says: “Everything we prepare is set to excite the senses, and capture the true authentic flavours of Mexico. We will be using fresh, healthy and local produce as well as importing specialist ingredients direct from Mexico. Customers will feel like they have been transported to the warm, bustling streets of Mexico and will be able to see cooking first hand in our open kitchen.
“Growing up with Latin and South American food influences through my Latino parents, I was always exposed to fresh and fabulous flavours. I have had the pleasure of living and travelling across the world, and Mexican food is a definite favourite of mine.”
Creating 15 jobs from chefs to counter staff, the street food takeaway will look to employ a further five members of staff as the company expands.