Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at La Mexicana with The Entertainer

Earlier on in my previous post, I did mention that life is constantly a challenge for me and things are never ordinary. And one of the things that makes my life worthwhile is that my husband makes time to go on dinner dates with me every now and then despite of being busy with work . Let me share one of my dinner date experience. 🙂 Not much on the date, but on the food that we had, considering that this is something pretty new to both of us.

It was 5th of May. And our Mexican counterparts were celebrating Cinco de Mayo. My husband and I decided that it would be appropriate if we’re to join in the fun by dining at La Mexicana@ Terrace Hock Choon in Jalan Ampang. And so, the night of 5th May, I dolled up and hailed a taxi to bring me to La Mexicana to meet my husband there. I nearly couldn’t make it. It was raining rather heavily, but I managed somehow in the end. 😀

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La Mexicana entrace at [email protected] Choon Jalan Ampang. Words has it that the place serves authentic Mexican cuisine.image

Stepping into the premise, we were greeted with strange deco. I suppose, they are all imported from Mexico.

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The staff were always pleasantly smiling and ready to serve you.

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The ambiance reminds me of those long-winded Spanish telenovela, and I almost expect a few men donning huge Mexican hats coming over to serenade to us. Anyway, my husband and I was in luck that night. Apparently La Mexicana is one of The Entertainer’s merchant and there’s this buy 1 free 1 offers in The Entertainer application. Meaning, since I have that apps installed in my smartphone,  I get to have 1 maincourse free with each mains ordered! Check out what we get to enjoy that night. 😀 (Note: Sorry for the low picture quality. I was too excited to meet my husband that night and completely forgotten my camera. I just used my smartphone. La Mexicana is not really photography friendly at night. The place was poorly lighted)

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We started off our meal with Nachos La Mexicana Style.The crispy triangles of fried handmade tortillas was topped with melted cheese and beans and served with Pico de Gallo Sauce was positively addictive. Don’t be fooled by the picture, the portion was absolutely huge. It’s enough for 4 person to share. The reason why it looks so little on the plate is because yours truly have forgotten to take a photo of it before eating. 😛

 

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Another starter, Ceviche Verde; prawn ceviche with mango and cucumber in spicy Chile Serrano and coriander sauce on a bed of lettuce served with nachos. This was absolutely refreshing and although the portion was much smaller in comparison to the earlier Nachos La Mexicana Style, I definitely wouldn’t mind seconds of this. I prefer this one more than the Nachos La Mexicana. Much juicier and appetizing.

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Enchilada Verdes, consists of 3 corn tortillas with succulent chicken bathed in Salsa verde and topped with cheese. This one was creamy and rich and suits my tastebuds pretty well. 😀

 

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And then there’s tacos, of course. We had Tacos Carmela. The tacos shells were stuffed with delicious prawns in a Chilli Chipotle sauce along with refried beans and cheese and topped with ripe avacado.

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No meal is complete without dessert, and so we ordered the traditional  Pastel Tres Leche, the traditional Mexican milk cake that’s made from 3 kind of milk, served with walnut and topped with peach slice. Word of warning. This dessert is not for the health conscious or for the diabetic. The cake was absolutely sweet.

 

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Another dessert that we tried that night was Crepas De Cajeta. They’re crepes bathe in burnt caramel milk sauce with walnut toppings. Overall, the dining experience in La Mexicana is exotic, but there’s room for improvements. I would love the place more if the food is served much faster and the waiter and waitresses are more attentive. But still, I enjoyed the night immensely. 😀 Earlier, I did mentioned The Entertainer apps, where I get values for my money while dining at la Mexicana, right? Well, here’s sharing some info with you about the awesome, money-saving apps.

Described as “Buy One Get One Free” incentive vouchers, The Entertainer marked its entry in Malaysia with a stellar list of over 825 offers from the city’s exclusive dining, leisure, wellness and entertainment venues. Included in this are also over 380 exclusive offers for Malaysia’s leading hotels such as Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur as well as relaxing propositions at The Slimming Sanctuary and Sothy’s.

Some key differences between The Entertainer and other group buying or discount websites out there are as spelt out below:

    • All offers are valid for a year – in Malaysia for the launch, they will be valid for 14 months from 1st November 2013 through 30th December 2014.
    • All offers are valid 7 days a week, excluding public holidays.
    • Vouchers can be used in multiples – each merchant provides three buy one get one free offers which can be used at the same time.
    • A maximum of four vouchers can be used for a party of eight.
    • Vouchers can be used with no advance notice (excluding hotel accommodation and spas). Booking terms that would normally apply for any of our merchants would of course be observed.

The Entertainer Malaysia One Month Membership is priced at just RM 49 and gives you access to all 400+ buy one get one free offers Malaysia’s hottest restaurants, nightspots, informal dining, spas, activities, attractions and more – for one month from the date of activation.

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The apps is pretty easy to use and does not take much space on your smartphone.

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As you can see, there’s plenty of merchants that you can redeem your offers from. 😀 Tips: Set the apps to detect ‘nearby’ merchants and the apps will generate the nearest shop/spa/restaurants that you can go and redeem your offers from.

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But if you’re not looking for something that’s nearby your place, simply search for the restaurant that you want to dine in. In my case, I searched for La Mexicana. 😀

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The search result will give you information on the participating merchant. You can see the contact number and address on the apps too.  So when this appeared, simply check out what offers you still have in the apps…

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Click on your preferred voucher, redeem, and enjoy your freebies with your friends, family or loved ones. 🙂  With 3 vouchers per merchant, you can visit more than just once or include your family and friends in the 2 for 1 fun!  After your one month membership you can simply choose to upgrade to the full product for a further MYR 186, allowing you to keep redeeming your offers until 30th December 2014.

To purchase the Entertainer Malaysia One Month Membership for just RM49 just – http://www.theentertainerasia.com/trymyfor49  or search for ‘The Entertainer’ apps in the Playstore- and be sure to enter this unique promo code @ellie_cleffairy when you purchase. To sweeten the deal, the Entertainer will be doing a random draw at the end of the month among the readers who bought the one month version of the Entertainer Malaysia app. One winner will win the full version of the app for FREE! So what are you waiting for?Get yours now and start redeeming!