Love Mexican food? You’re in luck because Sydney has a few dotted around town that you simply should not miss. From smoky salsas to mouthwatering quesadillas and tacos topped with a variety of fillings, Mexican cuisine has much to offer and you can get a taste right here in Sydney. If you’re wondering where to start, we’ve compiled a handy list of Mexican restaurants around town that promise a unique culinary experience, a vibrant atmosphere and very good food. Get transported to the bustling streets of Mexico at these superb spots.
Mejico is top of our list if you’re after top-notch tacos paired with a side of refreshing cocktails. Their popular guacamole with crisp plantain chips is a must-try. Plus, you’ll find tangy street snacks, a rich variety of tacos, farm-fresh bites and equally lush desserts which include everything from chocolate mousse to churros to cheesecakes. With a delicious cocktail on the side, this is a dining experience you won’t soon be forgetting. Check out their full menu here.
📍105 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Discover a variety of flavours and dive into delicious locally sourced ingredients at Newtown’s’ Maiz. They also have special Tostada Tuesdays and Bottomless Saturdays where you can enjoy classic Mexican dishes and cocktails post-work. Don’t miss out on their tasty desserts and drinks that will have you asking for more or choose your own from their extensive menu.
📍415 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
At this excellent late-night tequileria and eatery Sydney foodies will find delicious seasonal Mexican food offerings and cocktails aplenty. Ignite your taste buds with the flavours on offer and indulge in mouthwatering tacos, cheesy quesadillas, loaded burgers and more. The overall dining experience is elevated thanks to the friendly staff and the vibrant atmosphere.
📍58 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
With three busy venues across Woollahra, Bondi Beach, and Byron Bay you can be sure Don Pedros is a popular one among Sydneysiders looking for a Mexican feast. Try their scrumptious fish ceviche, sizzling fajitas or dig into the stacked taco platter for extra flavour. They also have options for DIY taco platters which include eight tortillas and your choice of protein allowing you to explore the flavours, the way you like. Check out their full menu.
📍10 Oxford St, Woollahra NSW 2025, Australia
📍Level 1/80 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach N
Love a moody laneway restaurant? Check out Esteban, tucked away in a charming CBD alleyway. On offer is wholesome Mexican cuisine, a tasting menu and cocktails. Each dish is carefully prepared with rich flavours and colours taking precedence here. Check out the prawn tacos for starters or indulge in the fire-roasted whole SA calamari with all the smokiness you’d desire. Thanks to its dim lighting and intimate setting, Esteban is ideal for a romantic night out or a special celebration. See their full menu here.
📍1 Temperance Ln, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
6. Bar Patrón
For a fine dining experience that includes carefully curated dishes, heady tequilas and some seriously stunning views — head to Bar Patrón. Indulge in all things nice and spicy and try their classic guacamole or succulent pork carnitas. Don’t miss out on their ever-popular tequila with a hit of Patron. The restaurant also overlooks Circular Quay so you’re in for quite the view to go with your dinner. Check out their full menu offerings here.
📍2 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
One of Sydney’s most beloved Mexican eateries, Chula needs no introduction. Find Mexican plates and cocktails in a vibrant atmosphere that will give you a glimpse into Mexico’s colourful bars and restaurants right here in Sydney. Menu items to try include the crunch and flavourful barramundi fried fish taco, a range of taquitos and very good cocktails indeed including their famed signature margarita. The churros are pretty amazing too if you want to tickle your sweet tooth after the meal. See more here.
📍19, Shop 7/33 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia