The taco craze continues with Broken English, and you better believe I’m riding this train all the way. Honestly though, have you ever met someone who doesn’t enjoy tacos? Never!
Broken English is replacing the former Tilted Kilt space at 141 S. Meridian St. I was not surprised when Tilted Kilt closed randomly this past summer. Their food just wasn’t anything exciting to write home about. Finding out that my favorite type of food was replacing it AND they are open late night? Yes yes and another yes! I’ll tell you what.. trying to find a restaurant open past 10 pm on a Thursday in mile square is nearly impossible. I’m very excited that Broken English is now an option.
Broken English has three locations in Chicago, and welcomes Indianapolis to the family as it’s fourth location. The name “Broken English” comes from mixing Spanish and English words together. The owner, Adolfo Garcia, finds himself mixing phrases that do not translate into English properly.
The decor is a party in itself! Bright colors, string lights, lit candles, pinatas and incredible graffiti throughout the building bring together the perfect trendy atmosphere.
JC Riveria is one of the fantastic artists who contributed to the space. I am really digging restaurants bringing in their own graffiti artists to add extra flare to the space. I wish Indianapolis would allow more murals. Burger Fuel brought over their own in house graffiti artist all the way from New Zealand! Their art bring both places to life.
I’m also a big fan of this little pepper by J.W. Butts
Broken English Drinks
The options are endless. I enjoyed the classic frozen margarita. They also have frose, sangria, specialty cocktails and Mexican beers galore. I’m totally spacing on the name of the blue frozen drink, but the orange one is called “The Spray Tan”. As a spray tan lover (no shame in my game), I had to try it. It was a bit too sweet for my taste, but if you are a sweet-drink-loving guy or gal, definitely give it a try. They seem to be priced a tad higher than your local Mexican restaurant. ($12), but the pricing fits the location – just keep that in mind.
Broken English Food
We were lucky enough to try several different taco offerings. I tried the al pastor de pollo and camorones tacos. The Al pastor de pollo is spit roasted chicken, marinated in chile guajillo with charred pineapple and cilantro. The pineapple made the taco. The sweet and savory flavors paired together perfectly. The camonones tacos had quite the kick to them!
Attention Vegans! Broken English also offered a black bean taco, which was perfect for Megan of Foodie Indy. She is currently in a month long Vegan challenge. Be sure to check her blog! You’ll need to order the Parrillada de Verduras without the cheese. Ya’ll are strong, strong human beings.
Not into tacos? You can’t sit with us. Just kidding.. The space is HUGE so there are plenty of seating options. They offer burgers, salads and quesadillas.
I highly recommend checking this place out. Next time you’re downtown, give this place a shot. This is a perfect spot before/after a concert, pacer game, colts games.. etc. Welcome to the neighborhood, Broken English! We are so thrilled to have you.
Special Thanks to Dittoe PR for putting together a fabulous soft opening. We had a blast and can’t wait to come back.
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