The Hungry Ballerina Review – Don Weber

Guacamole. Salsa. Chips.

Macarena. Sombrero. Churros.

Tex-Mex meets traditional Mexican meets Zürich, Switzerland.

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Don Weber embodies all you would expect from a Mexican restaurant, and more! Its extensive menu covers everything from nachos con queso, to burgers and fries, from mole and chile relleno, to quesadillas and fajitas.

With two Mexican food loving parents, I’ve had a good deal of encounters with tortillas and Co. – many of which were complete and utter failures! The Tex-Mex style copy-cat restaurants here are nothing in comparison to the real deal in the States. Disappointment after eating Mexican was a regular occurrence…

And then, one day, 3 years ago I was planning my 16th birthday party. My mom and I set off to check out the venue for the party and drove a little too far…but just far enough – we discovered Don Weber.
It’s hidden behind an African restaurant on the same road as the big cinema Abaton, near Escherwyssplatz, in Zurich’s trendy, never-sleeping area, Zurich-West.

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Now, we return frequently. The Dons know our order. It’s Nagasui and Tiffins all over again…

Last Sunday we took my Aunt and her daughters there for an early dinner. We ordered too much but happily enjoyed the plethora of chips available to munch on. Tortilla chips need to be eaten authentically (…in a Mexican restaurant) 😉 .

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Despite never really eating much cheese, I really enjoy their nachos. The mild, cheesy flavor is barely noticeable, the chips crunchy, under heaps of homemade salsa, guacamole and black beans.
Speaking of black beans, this restaurant is the only place I know serving them in Zürich! That’s reason enough to go there!

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We also ordered the vegetarian fajitas for us three adults older girls as a main meal and some quesadillas for the little girls. Both came with extra portions of fresh and garlicky guacamole and salsa which can be refilled as many times as you like. Stuffed and happy, we barely managed half of the generous portion of delicious food. Next time we will probably be getting a smaller portion of the fajitas (it could’ve easily served more than three six)…

Olé! Adios! Ehhhhhh Macarena!

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

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