Monday, December 01, 2008

Frontera Bar & Grill, Jaya One Petaling Jaya

It was one of those nights where Czar had some "free" (husband and children free) time to herself and called me out for some drinks and dinner and we found ourselves in Jaya One. Sorry, not to say that "free" night of hers was a cause for celebration but you know what I mean, Mr. Czar and kids! :o)

We ended up in Frontera, trying out the Tex Mex food as we wanted some different. The place is rather dim and that night, we chose to sit in a little corner, perfect for chatting and a food blogger to take photos as inconspicuously as possible. Hahaha....but not for long. Larry H. Martin, the owner, came around during our meal and chatted with us about anything and almost everything - from Mexican & Tex Mex food, the "ways" of Malaysians and right down to American politics!
Chips & Salsa
We were given a basket of nacho chips and salsa. The salsa dip is made in house and is one of the best dips I've tasted. The salsa was thick and spicy (a plus for spicy food lovers) and both of us snacked on it non-stop till it was all gone! Real addictive!

The Margarita had a real kick - not watered down but fully loaded! I have been here a few times, on one occasion I had two of these and a mug of beer and my head was thumping not long after! Hahaha....Frontera prides itself with serving the best Margarita in town. If you feel that the Margarita is not up to your expectation, Larry will ensure that your expectation is met, he treats it very seriously!

Taquitos de Pollo
The Taquitos de Pollo (RM19.95) was an interesting snack - hand wrapped corn tortillas filled with chicken and then flash fried and served with Salsa Verde (yes, the green version) and sour cream. The dip went very well with the crispy rolls.

Pollo Frontera
I ordered the Pollo Frontera(RM26.95) - Mesquite grilled chicken breast topped with sauteed spinach, mushrooms, San Antonio style cilantro cream sauce served with Mexican rice and fresh vegetables. The chicken actually came smothered with the sauce but I decided to push the sauce aside to show the spinach and mushroom that was buried underneath. Though the chicken breast was tender, I felt that it wasn't smokey flavoured enough. However, the flavourful cream sauce made a favourable difference to it and I polished everything clean off the plate.

Camarones Chipotle
Czar's Camarones Chipotle (RM32.95) - Marinated prawn sauteed with fresh garlic, lime and chipotle chillies. Czar absolutely love her first encounter with the chipotle chillies (smoked dried jalapeno) and her only gripe was that the prawns could have been bigger.
Frontera's Cheesecake Chimichanga
For dessert, Larry got us to try the Cheesecake Chimichanga (RM12.95); praline cheesecake wrapped in flour tortilla that is flash fried. This was a unique dessert but a tad sweet for me. I had wanted to try Frontera's Homemade Pecan Pie but it was sold out on the two occasions when I tried to order it! :o(

This is one of those places where you can dine and hang back/chill out in a laid-back atmosphere. Hmmm ....Margarita sounds good right now. Czar, do you have some free time coming up soon? :p

Those who have chilled out here : -



Frontera Bar & Grill
18-G-2, Block L
Palm Square, Jaya One
72A, Jalan Universiti

Tel : 03-7958 8515

Opens daily from 10 am - 10 pm

It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall
~ Mexican Proverb


Life for Beginners said...

"It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall"

So maybe we are all just in the process of learning how to fall well? Nice quote, dear. :)

P.S. I have my Datin, you have your Czar... What "fancy" friends we have, LOL!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said... had to resort to flash?...this jaya one sure has alot of food places to try!

myCoffee said...

The Margarita looks like a real good one. Wonder why is the salt around the rim green in color though...
ps: Do you know if they still have their ladies' night promo with free margaritas? ;)

550ml jar of faith said...

What a wonderful meal!! The place was deserted one Sat night we were there while neighbouring Brussels and Halo were packed to the brim. I am soooo checking this place out!

J2Kfm said...

went on an afternoon, and empty lah ... then strayed somewhere else. hehe ... :)

JC @ Jessey said...

Went there a couple weeks ago, it seems like not much people visiting this place compare to Brussels Beer Cafe huh. However, Jaya One is a good place to makan makan!

CUMI & CIKI said...

read about this place on masak masak. really have to go la. the dessert shot you took looks heavenly!

Tummythoz said...

Margaritas with kick. Then I really must learn how to fall.

wmw said...

LFB : Yes, we must learn how to fall well :o) Hahaha...

Joe : Didn't use flash, high ISO - a bit blurry.

myCoffee : Yes, I enjoyed the Margarita...The last I heard, Larry was not going to have the promo anymore but am not sure currently whether he has decided to leave it or have some new promo in place.

550ml Jar Of Faith : Hmmm...guess they should market their margaritas as the pull factor?

J2kmf : Hmmm.....I myself would prefer to do dinner and drinks here.

JC : Yah, haven't finish visiting all the restaurants there.

Cumi&Ciki : The dessert too sweet for me though :o) I wanna try the Pecan Pie!

Tummythoz : Hahahaha...good one. How true!

Nic (KHKL) said...

Lurve that Cheesecake Chimichanga picture...crisp and clear! :)

Simon Seow said...

Damn. Until now still no chance to go Jaya One.

wmw said...

Nic : But too sweet for me lo...

Simon Seow : How come???