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Bruno’s Adobo Healthy Cuisine

Chef Luis Bruno has done it again; a unique and great eatery in Jackson, Mississippi. Adobo, located in the Standard Life Building at 127 South Roach Street, has made healthy and delicious go hand-in-hand.

Chef Luis Bruno has the street cred for dining. Formerly the Executive Chef at the Governor’s Mansion and proprietor of the amazing restaurant Bruno’s Eclectic Cuisine, has reinvented dining in Jackson. Perhaps reinvented is a little overboard, but his food is great.

Adobo is a “green” restaurant, but you do not have to hug a tree to eat there.  The menu is built around healthy fare, but in a familiar, tasty form.

The Salmon Burger.

Described as a wild caught salmon patty it came dressed with a caper-dill mayo, arugula, avocado, and tomato.  It was served on a toasted 9-grain, sprouted bun and came with a side of chips.  The sandwich was amazingly good.  The salmon was moist and not fishy.  The dill mayo made me think that Bruno was the “capered-crusader,” the capers added a great burst of lemon, the avocado added creaminess and richness and the bun was toasted on the outside and soft in the middle adding some crunch and texture.  It was a truly great sandwich.

The Cuban.

We also tried the Cuban sandwich. A pressed sandwich with ham, pork, Manchego cheese, mustard, pickles and drizzled with Cilantro-roasted garlic mojo.  I am not real sure what that is, but it’s good.  The sandwich came toasted and pressed and if you like mustard you will love this Cuban.

The Chips.

I could do a separate article on the chips.  Each sandwich comes with a choice of chips, side salad or black bean soup. I had been forewarned the chips were addicting so I made sure to get them. And they were.  They came out looking like Doritos—similar color, size and shape.  But these are not Doritos! They are baked and super crisp, with flaky layers and packed with flavor. I know you are thinking it’s a chip, big whoop, but they are really that good.  I bet you a lunch that Bruno is packaging them and selling them, a la Stacy’s Pita Chips.

The Service.

The service was probably a little below average and not lightning fast.  I am not convinced the wait staff wanted to be there on this day.  The lunch crowd was good sized, especially for the location which is kind of the opposite direction most folks go for lunch, it being towards the west end of downtown off of Pearl Street.  The restaurant has a big feel due to tall ceilings and bright colors.  It has a few tables out front for fresh air dining and a deli cooler with salads and sandwiches to go.  You had a choice of soft drinks or tea.  The tea was good.

FOOD: Healthy has never been so good.  Try the salmon burger or the Cuban. I would get both again.  I also heard raves about the burger and hummus. Don’t forget the Chips!

SERVICE: Service was okay. There is room for improvement here. A smile goes a long way.

ATMOSPHERE: Clean, fresh and inviting.

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127 S Roach St (Standard Life Building)
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 944-9501

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11 Responses to Bruno’s Adobo Healthy Cuisine

  1. Julie S. September 25, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    I’ve been several times, and the black bean burger (vegetarian) is awesome–my favorite thing so far.

    • Mrs. Eat October 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

      Yum! I really can’t wait to personally try that place.

  2. KG September 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    I’ve been twice and while the wait to order was a little too long, I’d like to say that my table service was prompt and nice! Sometimes you get unlucky! But the food is amazing!

  3. KG September 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    I’ve been twice and while the wait to order was a little too long, I’d like to say that my table service was prompt and nice! Sometimes you get unlucky! But the food is amazing!

    PLEASE make sure to try the black bean soup next time! The smoked hummus is also a treat!

  4. msu_scrappy September 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    heard good things. can’t wait to check it out. also nice that they are still open after work so you can go in a grab an early bite on a week nite before riding or biking home.

  5. Lisa Kiefer October 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    salmon burger…amazing!!!

  6. James Bowley October 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    oh my!! i had no idea this was here. must go soon!!

  7. Pamela November 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    Went today and will definitely go back. The food could not have been any better.

  8. Jessica June 21, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    I am addicted to the Louie Tabouleh! It is amazing!

  9. Anna June 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    I would love to win!! I ate there yesterday!! I want more quac!

  10. Matthew Casteel June 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Whatever the special is…get it!

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