Arberia is quite an interesting place. In the late ’70s the area was used for motocross racing with people joining from as far as Slovenia. The few, scattered, houses looked out of place. In the last 20 years, the place has undergone a complete transformation. It is very quickly becoming a “self-sustained” neighborhood with shops, markets, bars, restaurants, nurseries, and most things one would find in a high street.
The area already boasts a few solid places to eat, serving the usual food. Enter Comandante Markos – the newest addition not just to the area but to Prishtina’s culinary scene.
The restaurant’s designed its space to convey a sense of Mexico. You’ll find a Day of the Dead-style tiled mural, a wonderful depiction of the Comandante, and a range of vivid paintings. Were it not for the Albanian and English language, you’d think you were in Mexico. The feeling is only enhanced by the food – it is truly Mexican, and you cannot find fault in it. You’ll find tacos, mole, carnitas, chicharrones, the ubiquitous corn on the cob. Even churros are on the menu, although only during day-time.
The selection of drinks is also well thought out: Mezcal is on offer, margaritas – both frozen and regular, other cocktails, including Mexican beers, although not Sol.
The restaurant is not a place to see and be seen – and I love it all the more for it. It’s a great place to meet up, enjoy excellent food & drinks, in a fun and happy environment. SALUD!