Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:00 am ·  1 Comment
So about a week ago I noticed a change to a restaurant on Kerr Street called Maro’s. It’s located beside the Moonshine Cafe just south of Rebecca. What caught my eye was a light fixture made from a rough beam hung horizontally with antique style bulbs hanging from it.
I’ve seen this restaurant at least a hundred times, and was aware that they made burrito’s that my son enjoys. So last week I wandered in for lunch, and was very pleasantly surprised.
As you enter, there are number of tables and chairs, and an open kitchen which is located at the back. Several wooden stools are placed against a bar that separates the dining area from the kitchen. I like sitting at the bar when I’m alone, since it is fun to watch the cook at work. At this time Maro was preparing fresh salsa, busily chopping up the ingredients. There are no bags of pre-made, flash-frozen food in this kitchen – a good sign.
What really comes across at Maro’s is his deep commitment to deliver excellent food, while enjoying the company of his diners.
The atmosphere is still moving away from fast food franchise to fresh flavourful and family friendly restaurant, and the menu was updated at the beginning of April. The space has lots of room and is sparkling clean, so you can sit back and enjoy a Turkish coffee or a classic Persian tea.
You order from a menu which is located just above the kitchen. There are burrito’s with varying ingredients, you can have the same in a pita, or just have them in a salad bowl for those of who want to decrease their carbs. Ingredients include avocado, chicken, salsa, green peppers, onions, rice, along with homemade garlic or burrito sauces. He also infuses a little Persian flavouring – which provides that extra level of flavour.
There is a selection of salads for those who want to enjoy a lighter fair, and for the dessert lovers they have recently introduced a deep fried snicker’s bar, along with a delicious assortment baklava, Persian style.
Prices are reasonable ranging from $5.50 for a Burrito Bowl Salad to $13.95 for a chef’s special dinner, and you will not be disappointed by the portion sizes. So if you are looking for excellent Mediterranean food with a down to earth vibe, that you can feel as comfortable with bringing your parents and children, I would highly recommend Maro’s.