I tried out a new mexican restaurant in Stavanger City called Armadillo. Previously this place located a restaurant called Harry Pepper, they moved to another building and created this daughter-restaurant in it’s place. I am not 100% sure what seperates these to restaurants, I guess Harry Pepper has a bigger and more variety menu, where as Armadillo mainly focus on tacos, nacho and vegan options.
The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere as there are alot of lighting in different colors. This goes well as a theme with the colored streets that are just outside, which is kind of a “landmark” for Stavanger city. The restaurant focuses mainly on tacos with very exciting ingredients which can either be a hit or a miss. I ordered 3 different tacos and also chips with dips (aioli, guacamole, cheddar). I also ordered an alcoholfree lemonade as I was the designated driver.
The food was good, but I did notice that some tacos were AMAZING and others were more “Meh”. I think this will be different for each person as to how complex they prefer their taco, but my friends and I were kinda in sync about which ones really stood out. I can highly recommend the shrimp Chorizo taco, so much flavour! The combo of the sausage and scampi was perfection. Second came the fried calamari which had a nice touch of pickled red onions, and last the crab. The crab really reminded me of plain crabsticks… I added some lemon and aioli to it, and then it was OK. My friends tried a taco that was vegetarian with goat cheese, mushroom, pinenuts and salsa cruda, and they said that was also pretty darn amazing! The lemonade was to die for btw, it was perfect combo of sweet vs sour.
Will I eat here again?
MAYBE. It’s all about finding the right tacos FOR YOU.