Cielo Blanco


I love Mexican food, so the launch of Cielo Blanco was much anticipated in our household. So, when our planned event on this particular night fell flat we decided to go.

Cielo Blanco is jammed packed with Mexican memorabilia that far surpasses the generic sombrero. It is clear to see there had been a lot of thought put into the Mexico they  wanted to portray. The history, culture vibrancy traditions and colour.

bar

Cielo Blanco has a ‘no booking’ policy. I’m not totally against this but it does mean you have to be realistic with your timings.

We were told there would be a 20 minute wait in the end our wait was more like 50 miuntes.

If we were told this when we first arrived would we have stayed? Probably, but I think we would have had a wonder around Trinity instead of staying outside.

While we waited we ordered some Chicharron, pork scratchings they were served with a hot pepper sauce. The pork salty hot combination works well with a nice cold beer. Cielo Blanco stock Dos Equis, one of the other half’s favourites so he was happy.

Chicharron

 

The menu is really easy to follow as it is broken down into tapas style street food dishes. These can be ordered as a serving platter. You then have the sharing boards and the stand alone mains.

We ordered some  street food tapas to start, our favourite was the Spicy tiger prawn, chipotle & lime sour cream tostados.

prawns
 We also ordered the sharing platter which contained local rump steak, beef mole, it was huge and in hindsight, we should have just ordered this dish as we could not finish it all.

platter

 The food definitely made the wait worthwhile, but the wait time did taint our experience, there’s nothing worse than waiting to eat and being messed about. 

The  extensive Mexican cocktail and tequila menu would make me want come back for afterwork drinks and the bar food, I am not so convinced that I would come back for a full meal.

http://cieloblanco.co.uk/ 

Cielo Blanco

415 Trinity Leeds

Albion Street

LS1 5AY

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