Cielo Blanco – Trinity Leeds
Hey guys, I just thought I’d give myself a brief introduction before I jump on in and start rambling! My name is Natalie, but I also go by Lea, it depends on where I’m geographically located as to what people call me. I’m 21 and a graduate of Leeds Uni. I studied Law as an under grad, but am now doing my LPC (lawyer training) and also my business MA, at BPP in Leeds. You’ll normally find me eating (I’m a hopeless cook, but I love to try new food), listening to some form of soul/funk/jazz, travelling, or doing something/anything to do with cars. I live with my flatmate and a small herd of rabbits just outside of Leeds City Centre, but I’m also found knocking about in Manchester, Preston and York from time to time. I write about anything and everything, so check in from time to time and see what I’m ranting on about? It’s nice to meet you, so drop me a comment and say hi? 🙂
It’s not often that I have a craving for Mexican food, but since some seriously good tacos in Vegas earlier this summer, I’ve definitely been swayed towards the stuff. I managed to contract man flu from said man in my life last week, but on Sunday I felt human enough to paint my face, curl my hair and head out for some food. We initially wanted to try out Trinity Kitchen, but for some unknown reason, they shut at 5pm on Sundays (apparently this might change soon though). Having given up on vietnamese food we took a wander over to the main part of trinity, and into Cielo Blanco, which is tucked into the corner, to the right hand side of Giraffe.
We settled on the Mexican Street Food, chose 6 between us, and then grabbed something minty and sweet to drink while we were waiting for the food to arrive. Mine was the non-alcoholic mojito, purely down to the antibiotics, but it was pretty damn good all the same.
We had homemade Guacamole and Sour Cream, Mexico City Pulled Pork and Grilled Pineapple tacos, Chicken Tinga and Smoked Tomato Salsa Quesadillas, Spicy Tiger Prawns with Chipotle and Lime Sour Cream, Shredded Chicken Empanadas, and Smoked Chorizo Sausages in a Ranchero Salsa.
The Empanadas were seriously good, as was the guacamole. Everything on the table was sweet and spicy, all with the creaminess of the sour cream thrown in. But that wasn’t the best part…
Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a serious sweet tooth, and Churro’s have to be one of my favourite desserts. They were perfectly crispy on the outside, with a soft and fluffy inside, dipped in sugar and served with warm chocolate and vanilla bean ice cream. The only other place I’ve come across Churro’s in Leeds has to be in Chiquito, but these beat them hands down. It’s worth dropping in if only for coffee and dessert.
We had a fantastic night at Cielo Blanco, the atmosphere was brilliant, the food was incredible and the service was fast and friendly. It’s definitely possible to have a main (or several like we did), a drink, and dessert for under £20, which ain’t so bad if you ask me. Their sister company, Neon Cactus, on Call Lane is pretty good too, but you’ll pay crazy prices for their cocktails and they don’t serve Churro’s.
I’ll definitely be going back for more, but next time, there will be tequila…
Written by Natalie Upchurch.