Friendliness is the order of the day at this delightful family-run restaurant in Eastbourne. The ‘three friends’ of the restaurant’s name are Mexico, Spain and Morocco, and Tres Amigos offers traditional and modern dishes from all three countries in a wonderfully diverse menu brimming with enticing choices.
We were welcomed by extremely friendly staff and shown to our table, where we enjoyed deliberating over the huge variety of options on offer. I began with delicious pinchos de pollo – marinated chicken skewers served with salad garnish and spicy harissa dip – while my guest had the vegetarian nachos guacamole with plenty of salsa, soured cream and melted cheese. For the main course, I opted for the Menara tagine – lamb slow-cooked in a tagine pot with caramelised prunes, apricots, almonds and sesame seeds, resulting in a gloriously tender and aromatic dish. I just had to order a side portion of ciabatta to soak up that beautiful sauce. My guest went for chicken fajitas, which arrived sizzling in their dish, with side servings of salsa, guacamole and soured cream – a really tasty choice that my guest thoroughly enjoyed.
We were both rather full for a dessert each so decided to share the indulgent Crêpe Tres Amigos – a pancake filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with thick chocolate sauce. The friendly, lively atmosphere was fitting to the restaurant’s name, and the lovely staff went above and beyond to ensure we were well looked after.