Pincho Loco is an unassuming bar and restaurant tucked away towards the end of Ewe Hai Street that serves Tapas dishes along the Barcelona traditions. I say unassuming because it is quite small but in fairness you would be hard pushed to miss it due to its bright yellow exterior if you were walking along in daylight.
The restaurant was opened by the husband and wife team behind Zinc in Jalan Tabuan and reflects the year that Servane Lo spent working in Barcelona.
The simple idea of Tapas is to have lots of little ‘tasters’ served with your drinks, in our case Tiger Beer, and you simply tuck in and eat what you want. Then in Spanish tradition you just move on to the next bar.
For this visit we opted for a more authentic Tapas style dinner so we got 7 dishes from the menu along with some bread and olives. The food and the decor have a very European feel and coupled with the local staff being very helpful, polite and friendly it really is a nice relaxed environment to enjoy a few beers and some delicious food.
Pincho Loco also offer main dishes like burgers and pizzas but on the occasion we were solely there to sample the Tapas, so it will mean another visit at a later date.
The Tapas dishes that we had were fantastically delicious and were consumed in a matter of minutes by three very hungry mouths.
It is relatively expensive for Kuching standards but you have to remember you are eating in a restaurant with freshly prepared food done in an authentic way.
We could have eaten for 3 or 4 nights from a food hall for the amount it cost but that did include drinks. We had a bucket of 4 beers, a Coca-Cola, and seven tapas dishes and it came to RM140 (about £28/$37).
Kuching Life Rating: 4/5