It seems that within the space of a few months this franchise has sprung up with billboards everywhere and word of mouth spreading like wildfire. I’ve always felt that Johannesburg has a serious lack of good burger joints, so I grabbed the opportunity to eat at my local Rocomama’s.
The rocomama’s in Stoneridge is a fairly small but vibrant restaurant. The decor looks really funky and cool however this does not translate into a comfortable meal. The tables are lined with hard, backless wooden benches. I always find this counter-productive in a restaurant because I really don’t want to stay and draw out my meal as I’m so uncomfortable.
The restaurant was also extremely noisy. We had to shout to make ourselves heard despite being at a small table.
Our waiter was friendly and funny, always up to crack a joke, and our orders were brought promptly and correctly.
The drinks menu consists mostly of soft drinks, milkshakes and beers with a good selection of craft beers available. Your wine choices are simply red or white!
Each person is handed a slip of paper on which they can place their order. Food options consist of burgers, ribs and wings. You can either choose a standard burger or you can add toppings of your choice. You can also choose to downsize your nurger or double up. Prices on the burgers are very reasonable with a good variety of extras available. Shoe string fries are sold separately and the portions are rather large. I ordered a small and that was more than enough for me. The burgers were honestly underwhelming. I ordered the bacon, cheese and guacamole burger. I felt they lacked on flavour and after all the hype, I’ve eaten better burgers else where. The smoked mayo however is very yum.
The fries are amazing however. Crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside covered in seasoning salt.
Desserts are what they call space cakes. Basically a little cake cut open with some sort of cream or sauce ‘flowing’ out the middle. They look more impressive on the menu than they did on my plate but the flavour was there!
I had the Mississippi mud pie which came with cream and maltezers. A deep chocolate base topped with a chocolate mousse was wonderfully broken by the cream. Another person at our table had the cheese cake and said it was very tasty however the condensed milk sauce didn’t really add much to it.
Overall a pleasant meal however due to the uncomfortable seating and loud noise I won’t be rushing back for another dinner!
Overall rating 3.5/5
010 007 3016
Stoneridge shopping centre,
1 Stoneridge Drive