Food: Boca Grande Tacos at The Plough, Harborne

I hope you are not in slightest bit hungry whilst reading this post. Even just writing this post on a dreary Tuesday evening and knowing I will soon be eating the same thing I had for lunch for dinner too; I can’t help but wish it was Wednesday again. Everything is good about Wednesday. Firstly it’s #WineWednesday, we’re also half way through the working week, the best classes take place at my gym and Tacos Wednesday is now a thing.

That’s where Boca Grande Tacos night comes in. Tequila, tacos and good vibes set in the
The Plough in Harborne. Positioned on Harborne High St, the ever popular independent pub, is fast becoming one of my favourite places in South Birmingham. I love everything about this place and the staff are genuinely super warm and friendly. And did I mention the eye candy..?
Boca Grande Tacos night currently takes place every Wednesday at The Plough. I strongly advise booking a table as it gets very full, but I’m sure if you walked in the team would find you a table. There’s also two bars to whet the appetite whilst you wait. I started off with a Mexican Sangria, made with Kah Tequila Reposado and red wine. Make sure you give it a swirl. The Reposado provides smooth vanilla flavours. For a Tequila to be a Reposado it must spend between two to twelve months in oak. If you like stronger more pronounced depth in your drink, try the Anejo and if you like it light and fresh the Blanco is for you.
The Boca Grande menu costs £12.50 and you pick four tacos from the tasty five below:
  1. Spiced Pork Belly with Slow-Cooked Apple, Pickled Red Cabbage and Caramelised Cashew Nuts
  2. Hot Smoked Salmon with Ripped Herbs, Fresh Chilli and Ginger Lime Yoghurt
  3. Buffalo Chicken with Celery, Blue Cheese Cream and Guindillas Chilli
  4. Mixed Bean Chili with Feta, Crushed Avocado, Lime and Sour Cream (V)
  5. Slow Cooked Brisket with Blue Cheese and Chimichuri
The menu is complimented with the addition of guacamole and sour cream, however it would have been nice to see corn chips on the menu.  My favourite taco was the succulent chicken, whilst the hot smoked salmon was a bit boring.
I liked the chilli sauce bar with about 15 different sauces to enjoy with your dinner. I loved the Pineapple and Habanero Hot Sauce from The Cambridge Chilli Sauce Co. It was sweet and fruity with a nice bit of heat.
The night finished off with the most delicious dessert I’ve had in ages and to think I was very close to not having one. I had the Candied Pear Eton Mess, it was massive! It was laced with cream liqueur. Lots of cream, meringue, chocolate and almonds. I really hope it stays on the menu for a while!
Say no to staying in on a Wednesday, find your best pals and book a table for the Boca Grande Tacos at The Plough in Harborne. If you are still feeling hungry and want to fed your eyes with more from the evening, check out the posts by Han Eats and Nosh and Breks.

I was invited to sample and review the Boca Grande Tacos menu by The Plough. As always, my writing and my honest views.

Winepressgirl x

The Plough, 21 High St, Birmingham B17 9NT / 0121 427 3678 


One thought on “Food: Boca Grande Tacos at The Plough, Harborne

  1. Yum, I wish we were going again tonight instead of the gym! Day 3 of healthy eating and I’m getting SERIOUS cravings! Let’s go back soon for some more eye candy – I mean TACOS.


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