Dust off your ponchos and sombreros readers; we’ve got tacos to munch! Here are our top picks for Mexican food in Perth!
Image credit: Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant
If your idea of a good Mexican meal is big, cheap and jam-packed full of flavour, you’ll feel right at home at Garcia’s. Delightfully kitsch Mexican décor abounds, and the bar covers everything from margaritas to Coronas to jagerbombs. As for food, we’d suggest sampling the ‘Mexican Shaslicks’, which consist of tender marinated beef, prawns and veggies grilled and skewered for your tasting pleasure. Find out more
“Food seems fresh and authentic in generous portions, my fussy vego relatives enjoy the vegetarian options also. I go back for the margarita jugs myself Laid back service ensures you wont be pestered Taking a table of nine tonight knowing i can order whatever i want without having to worry about prices and such .” – Antipesto Perth
One of Perth’s oldest Mexican eateries, Pancho’s has been dishing up the spicy goods since 1982. It’s lively, bustling and always feels like a party, with the energetic staff whizzing about and tossing out more sombreros than you could shake a stick at. The classic beef and chicken taquitos are nothing short of marvellous, and the frozen cocktails are perfect for a great time with friends. Find out more
“It’s always good fun to get a bit to eat at this place. Great atmosphere and the staff keep the energy going by singing happy birthday to customers and bringing around sombreros for people to wear and get photos with (you can find them on their Facebook page later). Food is fantastic and they have a pretty good section to choose from.” – ColeL
If you’re looking for quick, no-fuss Mexican nourishment that doesn’t skimp on deliciousness, then Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill is your new favourite spot. The ‘Holy Guac Nachos’ are a glorious mass of corn chips, cheese, salsa, black beans, sour cream and guacamole, and perfect for a filling daytime snack. The service here is wonderfully friendly, with every staff member rocking a smile as sweet as the churros. Find out more
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Huge portions of delicious food at extremely reasonable prices? Count us in, amigo! Santa Fe delivers this with aplomb, and you’re guaranteed to leave feeling utterly stuffed. Try the sumptuous ‘Chili Con Carne Chalupa’ (chili con carne with sour cream and pico de gallo in a crispy tortilla), and drop by sometime for the Thursday hot wings special. A one-kilo bucket for just $20! Count us in. Find out more
“My husband and I won a voucher to dine here and we really made the most of it. The food is delicious and the serves are huge. Great atmosphere. Fantastic friendly service. Best poppers anywhere in Perth. Husband loved it so much we’re going there again for his birthday.” – inshadow
La Cholita is a stylish, casual bar famed for its massive tequila selection (over 70 different bottles of proper agave goodness), but it’s certainly no slouch on the food front either. Whatever you’re into, be it pumpkin and pickled cabbage, stuffed jalapeno and beef picadillo, or scallops, cucumber and avocado, La Cholita has the taco for you. And don’t even get us started on the spicy duck taquitos… Find out more
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