Category Archives: Mexican

Mamasita, Melbourne

My culinary adventures in Melbourne last year started off at the popular Mexican eatery Mamasita. We had originally planned to go there for lunch, but instead we inadvertently beat the notorious queues by dropping in at 3pm on a Thursday afternoon thanks to our delayed flight over. Although Mamasita’s name is printed on the closed glass door entrance, it is such a narrow entry that it’s easy to walk straight past it. From the street all you see is a quirky sign that says “un taco? un tequila?” and the restaurant itself is up a flight of stairs and is rather roomy inside, split into two parts – a bar area and a dining area with some with window seats for people-watching.

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Filed under CBD & Surrounds, Melbourne, Mexican

Cafe Viva, Balmain

This vibrant little cafe is located a bit further down Darling Street than the main hub of eateries in Balmain, but retains the buzzing vibe (and crowds) of the suburb. Their specials are chalked up on blackboards hanging on the walls and while some of their lunch menu sounded delicious (duck fat chips?), we had arrived squarely within their breakfast/brunch menu serving time at 11am and so we promptly decided to try some of their Potted and Baked Egg offerings.

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Filed under Australian, Balmain, Cafe, Mexican

Enchilada Burrito – a Mad Mex experience

In the last couple of years, Mexican food has gradually increased in popularity across the Australian food scene, thanks to its bold flavours, affordability and shareability guaranteeing a great meal. Mad Mex is one restaurant chain that has helped pioneer this trend and continues to by constantly expanding their menu with different Mexican flavours. They’ve just introduced a new Enchilada Burrito from the region of Oaxaca and what better way to go on this food journey than to make and roll up our own burritos, learning from the expertise of Mad Mex’s founder and CEO himself!

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Filed under Food Court, Mexican

Mejico, Wynyard

There are a lot of cheap fast food options for Mexican food in Sydney but the craze for tacos has moved up a notch with the arrival of Mejico, which oozes upmarket trendiness in its décor and menu. It sits right next to Jamie’s Italian on Pitt Street and is already packed to the rafters when we drop in only a week after its opening. If you haven’t made a booking, then your best bet is to take a seat at the bar area at the front next to the open kitchen because you can order anything from the full menu and drinks too.

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Filed under CBD - Wynyard, Mexican

El Loco, Surry Hills

Mexican food has become increasingly popular in Sydney lately and it is a cuisine which is particularly suitable for adaptation into fast food. El Loco is one such canteen style restaurant in the foothills of Surry Hills dishing out cheap Mexican fare which is served quickly.


Filed under Mexican, Surry Hills