5 March 2018
Got a craving for a good-hearted Mexican feast? Get your Mexi-fix at some of Sydney’s best. Enjoy classic Mexican dishes paired with fresh guacamole, spicy salsa dressing and generous servings of delicious cheese and sour cream. Grab a couple of your closest amigos and head to one of these sizzling Mexican Restaurants in Sydney.
Mejico is one of Sydney’s best offerings to the world of modern Mexican food. Operating on a ‘market-to-table’ menu, Mejico sources some of the freshest ingredients to produce some of the most mouth-watering Mexican treats. Delight in dishes such as their surprisingly tasty roasted Jalapeño Poppers served with chipotle mayo, or their signature smashed guacamole, made personally for you at your table. Mejico also holds the title of Sydney’s largest collection of tequilas. Pick from over 250 different kinds of tequila to add to your margarita, or simply take it with a little lemon and salt. If you can’t decide, take your chances and spin the tequila wheel to find your perfect match. You can find Mejico on Pitt Street, Sydney CBD as well as on Level 2 of Westfield Miranda.
Flying Fajita Sistas is not your typical sombrero-themed Tex Mex restaurant. Located in the laid-back, hip suburb of Glebe, you will find this charming little spot covered by the intricate artwork of magical Mexican fairies. Flying Fajita Sisters create their delicious Mexican cuisine using fresh, seasonally-available produce and imported spices from the motherland for you to enjoy. Those adversed to eating meat, gluten or dairy should not be deterred from visiting, as Flying Fajita is more than happy to accommodate towards dietary requirements. While you’re there be sure to check out their aptly named ‘Wall of Pain’. Take your pick from their infamous range of hot chilli sauces – but choose wisely!
Discover Chica Bonita hidden in a walkway just off the Corso in Manly, a social hub of the Northern beaches. Chica Bonita comes alive from noon to late, an ideal spot for a lunch date during the day or an evening burrito after a few drinks at Manly Wharf Hotel. Visitors can expect to be greeted by a bright red neon “Tacos” sign as they enter the premises, as well as an inviting atmosphere reminiscent of Mexico city. The restaurant focuses on a flavour-first attitude, with a mission to “create a place that makes people forget where they are and enjoy a moment that could be anywhere”. Do not skip over their famous carne fries and selection of tacos & tostadas on the menu, most of which is vegetarian friendly. Pair your meal with a delightful concoction from the cocktail menu, choose anywhere from a classic margarita to a mezcal negroni, as well as a rotation of imported beers and South American wines.
The Two Wolves: Community Cantina is a place of good company and good food – all a great cause. A non-for-profit initiative of The Cardoner Project, The Two Wolves runs solely on volunteers for the purposes of helping those in need. Describing themselves as a “a volunteer-driven social enterprise eatery & bar”, Two Wolves supports charity projects and training programs for young persons facing long-term unemployment. Although volunteer-based, Two Wolves guarantees friendly service along with an affordable, hearty and authentic menu. Each dish tells a different story of their volunteer’s communities from around the world, from Thailand to Mexico, although primarily features Mexican eats on their menu. Here here for Mexican food that makes a difference!
Brought to you by the same people responsible for Sydney classics like The Ivy and Coogee Pavilion, this Merivale creation is at the top of the list of Sydney Mexican joints for a reason. Sprung from humble beginnings, the Mexican Cantina began as a pop-up taco joint in Excelsior, a pub in the inner suburb of Surry Hills. El Loco has since transformed into a permanent local favourite, delivering authentic recipes, fresh ingredients and even a top-secret ‘mystery’ taco. Describing themselves as “tequila-fluent”, El Loco offers 25 different kinds of tequila. Those seeking a little extra spice in their beverage, be sure to try out their jalapeno margarita for a powerful cocktail kick. On Fridays and Saturdays, enjoy a line-up of resident DJs with the fiesta continuing until the early hours of the morning. You can also find its El Loco’s Sydney CBD counterpart at Slip Inn, Sussex Street.
Climb up a flight of stairs warmly lit up by fairy lights and covered in funky street art and you’ll find yourself at Newtown’s wonderful Calaveras Mexican Cantina. This restaurant features a playful Day of the Dead theme, decorated wall to wall with vibrant Mexican sugar skull paintings and ornaments. Allow yourself to get comfortable amongst their cozy lounges, covered in array of brightly coloured throw cushions, its spacious interior and lively atmosphere. Sink your teeth into their authentic and varied menu, serving up your favourite Mexican classics from tacos to quesadillas. Their eccentric bar also hosts an impressive collection of tequila, mezcals, imported cevasas and a wide cocktail selection for a complete authentic Mexican experience.