Sydney Eat Street: Mexican food

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‘La Independencia de Mexico’ — Have a good time the day that Mexico marks its independence from Spain with conventional meals and Latin American flavours. Don’t fear about pronunciation, as the one phrase you could know is Fiesta!

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Whereas the fiesta is in full-swing half approach across the globe, a bit extra native celebration is occurring in Kings Cross with reside music, tequila cocktails and genuine Mexican fare from Chef Alvaro Valenzueala.

Begin the festivities with a Blood Orange margarita, complimentary between 2-3pm, earlier than shifting on to their fashionable oyster, ceviche and tostada station.

You possibly can go for plain oysters however, within the spirit of the day, strive one with a jalapeño mignonette or with Mezcal-oregano butter.

Right here you’ll even be tempted with an equally distinctive number of ceviche, together with the traditional lime-ginger cured fresco fish with the diced tomato pico de gallo, jalapeños and avocado or one with a tomatillo salsa, Chile árbol oil, onion, corn and cucumber.

There’s even a vegetarian model with cauliflower in lieu of fish. As you head into the night, there’ll be agave spirits stations for sampling and a few perception into this iconic drink. Viva Mexico.

— 7/33 Bayswater Rd, Potts Level


For followers of recent Mexican meals and a laid-back seashore life-style, climbing the colourfully tiled steps as much as the funky bar and backyard terrace, may as properly be a stairway to heaven.

Channelling the Mexican influences and informal surf vibe of Southern California, you’re certain to really feel like celebrating with specials on two tequila-based cocktails, the margarita and paloma.

In step with custom, head chef Tomaz Salema Reis can be getting ready Chiles en Nogada, a conventional dish that options the inexperienced, white and purple colors of the nation’s flag — inexperienced chillies full of a mix of shredded meat, aromatics, fruits and spices, topped with a white walnut-based cream sauce and purple pomegranate seeds.

— 1 Younger St, Impartial Bay


Like so many famend cooks, their love for cooking started at an early age within the household kitchen.

For Pamela Valdés, head chef at Bar Patrón by Rockpool, it was alongside her grandmother in Veracruz, Mexico that she developed her ardour for the culinary arts, finally travelling the world to achieve expertise earlier than touchdown in Sydney armed with household recipes.

For Mexican Independence Day, Pamela has created each a lunch and dinner set menu that options components of her upbringing, significantly chiles en nogada, the standard inexperienced, white and purple dish that she makes with picadille stuffed poblano chiles.

Earlier than you get to the enduring dish, you’ll begin off with a clarified margarita together with some tasty titbits together with, scallops with pineapple and tequila salsa finally indulging in polvorones for dessert.

Whereas the view could not embody The Gulf of Mexico’s shoreline, a window searching to the Sydney Harbour Bridge will definitely suffice.

— 2 Phillip St, Sydney


An innate sense of curiosity and 23 years of absorbing the experience of these round him, chef John Frid together with proprietor Michael Fegent whose travels by way of South America, and expertise with Mexican eating places impressed the Latin American-centric venue, develop a menu that mixes conventional aspect with a extra refined strategy.

“I consider with something, the extra that you simply discuss, learn, contact, style components the extra of an understanding you develop concerning the components,” says John, including that a lot of that is from speaking to folks and experiencing the sights and odor of road markets.

To rejoice Mexican Independence Day, Tequila Mockingbird is holding off till Tuesday when they may have a five-course beverage-paired menu, which together with Mexican Cellars will characteristic the perfect of Mexican wines.

You’ll begin off with a traditional margarita which, contemplating the bar boasts greater than 40 top-shelf tequilas, goes to be fairly particular adopted by dishes with refined Latin flavours akin to seared sea scallop with pepitas, inexperienced apple salsa and crispy pork stomach, and the duck confit empanada with black olive, cilantro and inexperienced chilli.

So occasion on Sunday however wait till Tuesday to indulge.

— 6 Heeley St., Paddington


It wasn’t sufficient to learn and listen to in regards to the pleasure and vitality that surrounds Mexican Independence Day, co-owners Colin and Gabi Church needed to style it for themselves.

The menu at their Collaroy venue already options the scrumptious road meals of Mexico, such because the prawn and snapper ceviche tostada, an array of corn tortilla tacos and housemade salsas, however come Sunday, they’ve added some specials to the board.

Along with the standard stuffed inexperienced chilli dish, chiles en nogada they included one in all their favourites pozole erde — a inexperienced, rooster and hominy soup and naturally, a cocktail they’ve dubbed La Libertad.

Fb: El Gusano Taqueria

— four Collaroy St, Collaroy



The daring colors and large sizzling sauce assortment could lure you in nevertheless it’s the scrumptious meals and interesting service that can have you ever celebrating.

After all, a couple of specials such because the “feed me” menu for $35 which incorporates dishes such because the albondigas, lamb Merquez meatballs, and together with Camperdown’s personal Wayward brewing, tostadas with Hopped Ported braised oxtail or the vegetarian model with lager tempura battered zucchini flowers, and a few distinctive beer cocktails.

— Flying Fajita Sistas; 65 Glebe Level Rd, Glebe


Whether or not you’re up early for a stroll or simply heading dwelling after an evening or dancing, mambo on over to Manly for espresso and breakfast tacos.

From 7.30am to 11am, Chica Bonita’s The Breakfast (TACO) Membership can be a meaty taco with chorizo, capsicum, and potato hash topped with a fried quail egg or the vegetarian variations with sauteed mushrooms with chorizo, capsicum, hash brown and avocado.

After all, this all must be accompanied by a cup of espresso from batch brewers, Okay Espresso.

— Chica Bonita; 9 The Corso, Manly


You possibly can’t have a fiesta with out music and it doesn’t get significantly better than Sydney’s favorite mariachi group Victor Valdes.

There’ll be colors twirling, trumpets blaring and Victor himself on the harp taking part in the whole lot from traditional Latin tunes to extra trendy ones even, get this, Jimmy Barnes.

Strive Baja Cantina’s equally well-known, rooster flautas made with Guajillo chilli marinated rooster, black beans, chilli and cheese rolled in a flour tortilla, fried crisp and served with guacamole.

There’ll even be drink specials on the day so be ready to have some severe enjoyable.

— Baja Cantina; 43-45 Glebe Level Rd, Glebe


Housemade with previous households recipes and conventional cooking types, the meals right here is sort of tasty, however come Sunday, they’re pulling out all of the spices for a particular Independence Day menu.

There’ll be a full feast of conventional fare together with Azteca tomato soup, Oaxaca melted cheese with corn tortillas, and birria, tender slow-cooked lamb, served in a bowl with contemporary coriander, limes, creamy guacamole, onion, and tortillas.

Save room for dessert because the flan, Mexican custard served with a caramel sauce, is superb.

— Mexican Burrito Cantina; 567 Crown St, Surry Hills


Beginning off with childhood recollections of feasts out on the household farm in Mexico, David Michaels opened a tiny takeaway in Burwood then increasing to catering for big occasions.

The subsequent transfer for him appeared apparent — a shopfront within the Mexican-food disadvantaged space of Double Bay, which for Mexican Independence Day can be providing their contemporary ceviche, and $three tacos, together with the Baja battered fish.

Point out Sydney Eat Road and also you’ll get a free aspect of guacamole”.

— Pablo’s Kitchen Tacos; 1/401 — 407 New South Head Rd, Double Bay

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