Melbourne’s Mind-blowing Mexican Food

However good your diet is, it could always use more tacos. But don’t settle for any old boring burrito or flavourless fajita – check out the finest Mexican food that Melbourne has to offer!

Image credit: La Tortilleria Facebook
Image credit: La Tortilleria Facebook


La Tortilleria


A shining blue haven in the midst of industrial Kensington, La Tortilleria is impossible to miss. This place specialises in tortillas made the right way (the Aztec way), and you simply have to try the ‘Chilaquiles’. This delectable dish features real Mexican nachos, served with salsa roja, queso fresco and optional chicken, made fresh from 100% local Aussie ingredients. Lovely stuff, and very filling! Find out more

“its deceptively large with lots of tables out the back. the food is pretty much mexican hawker food, tasty, simple, authentic. you can order single selections of soft shell taco’s, quesadillas etc or you can opt for the gringo sampler with chef’s choice of fare. theres a good range of mexican drinks, not to worry, its byo! yep, this is the best mexican cuisine this side.” – robstein




Mexico City


Low-key, leafy and brimming with cosy little corners to hide in, Mexico City is great for a quieter, more intimate Mexican meal. It’s pleasantly rustic and the service is top notch, as is the sensational selection of imported Mexican beers. We’ll have to recommend the nachos again, as they’re a multifaceted marvel of different salsas, guacamoles, jalapeños, cheeses and beans. Beautiful. Find out more

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Black Toro

Glen Waverly

Pulled pork really is the meat du jour, and it makes a darn good taco filling. Especially here at Black Toro, where it’s delicately spiced and served with shredded cabbage and sour cream in a soft corn tortilla. But that’s just one of the many sumptuous, tapas-style treats on offer. If you fancy a fine Mexican meal at a place with a remarkably extensive menu, Black Toro is for you. It’s simple, elegantly designed, and easily one of the best restaurants in Glen Waverly. Find out more

“The service is wonderful, the staff make you feel important and they ensure you are comfortable and having a good time. Price is fairly reasonable given the tapas style and the way it is presented makes the dish look slightly like classy tapas. Will be dropping in next time if ever the opportunity to be down on this side of town again.” –  pepperpots



Salsa Mexican Restaurant


From the monster margaritas to fajitas that literally sizzle on your plate, Salsa Mexican Restaurant goes all out to impress. The service is amazing, and the highly authentic food is universally excellent. Give the Avocado Del Mar a try – that’s avocado halves filled with scallops and prawns in a spicy cream sauce and baked. Served with rice and frijoles, it’s a flavour fiesta that will get your taste buds tingling! Find out more

“My favourite place for Mexican food. The service is always great and they have the best nacho’s. Also giant margaritas.” – OMGshae



Mesa Verde


Mesa Verde boasts the yummiest soft-shell fish tacos in town, as well as an exciting array of original and classic cocktails. From avocado margaritas to mescal martinis, there’s something for everyone. The whole bar area is wonderfully enticing, ringed by plants and jam-packed with a host of exotic tequilas. Everything here is designed to be shared, so grab your amigos and settle in for a night to remember! Find out more

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