I stumbled upon Picada whilst taking a leisurely walk around Central with my other half one Sunday afternoon. I was enticed by the pork-belly one of several main course listed on the sample menu on the street corner outside of the restaurant. I vowed to return for dinner later once I’d worked up an appetite after sightseeing.
This pan-Latin restaurant has brought the flavours of South and Central America to Hong Kong. Picado is being touted Hong Kong’s first pan-Latin restaurant, bar and outdoor terrace. I didn’t get the chance to sit on the terrace but inside of the restaurant is beautiful and welcoming. I especially loved the colourful decor. The service was excellent. Our waitress was warm and friendly and even recommended a main course that we enjoyed.
For starters we ordered the Colombian shrimp ceviche and the pork belly (which is actually a side dish but we chose to have it as a starter), the 3 duck rice as our main and a chocolate smoothie and cranberry juice to wash it all down. Unfortunately we couldn’t test the other drinks because both of us are just getting over a cold.
The shrimp ceviche was served in a tall wine glass. It was filled with blanched shrimp in salsa ‘rosada dressing’ onions , coriander, lime juice and plantain chips.
My only complaint is that the pork belly was a little bland. It was not as flavoured as I had expected but everything else was scrumptious. I would definitely visit again, for food or just to try the drinks.