A meal to satisfy in any weather

That is exactly what my partner and I did last Saturday when we headed down to Hillarys for a lazy lunch and some good, filling Mexican food.

Despite the fact the eatery was still busy at 2pm, we were served quickly and found ourselves a nice spot in the sun.

Chomping down on a burrito filled with brown rice, black beans, shredded beef, corn, lettuce and avocado was as warming to my belly as the sun was to my face.

The toasted grande melt with chicken, black beans, tomato salsa, lettuce, cheese and sour cream was suffice to feed a man’s hunger.

We also enjoyed a children’s nachos with cheese, guacamole and sour cream, a guava Mexican imported drink called Jarritos and topped it all off with delicious churros and chocolate dipping sauce.

It was nice to see that there were loads of healthy options on the menu, along with three gluten free meal options available and healthy choices for children.

Mad Mex Hillarys now serves whole-wheat wraps and brown rice and makes its own guacamole on site.

Owners Roy Tierney and Eoin Bryne, along with manager Melissa Paull, recently started using RSPCA-approved chicken and frequently support local junior football clubs with free children’s meals.

Children eat free on Tuesdays with a choice of children’s nachos, the mexi-melt, pizza and mini burrito.