Despite its reputation as a drink enjoyed exclusively by grizzled Danny Trejo types, tequila’s actually pretty good! Here are five places in Melbourne that’ll have you enjoying tequila with the best of them!
From the sandy pastels to the live music to the Santa Maria behind the bar, Mi Corazon is pretty damn Mexican. It’s rocking over 100 different types of tequila, as well as mezcals, South American beers and a wide range of tasty cocktails. Our favourite’s the sweet and spicy ‘Chilli-Mango Margarita’. It always packs a punch and goes down great amidst the fun and lively atmosphere. Find out more
“A must for tequila lovers and the decor is colourful and kitsch. Limited menu but interesting food at reasonable prices.” – JuliaR
Another place boasting a 100-strong tequila list, Little Blood is a small, highly focussed bar perched snugly atop The Kodiak Club. Stride in through the saloon doors, admire the fantastical jumble of rare bottles, weird artwork and funky thingamajigs behind the bar, and order up a tangy ‘Zesta Paloma’. You won’t regret it. Find out more
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If you’re after some proper, no-holds-barred Mexican cuisine, Mamasita is your new best friend. The sumptuous food is enough to take you south of the border all on its own, and the ‘20th Century Mexico’ cocktail is a smooth, refreshing accompaniment. Salud, amigos! Find out more
“Although we visited on a busy night (White Night Melbourne) we didn’t have to wait too long. Service was efficient and friendly. Food was delicious, fresh and filling. Loved the sangria! Will certainly come back soon after telling all my friends about it. Hubby wants to try some more of the Mescal varieties!” – SKWard
Set up by a gang of lifelong mates with a wealth of hospitality experience (and taking its name from a Radiohead album), Pablo Honey brings a touch of fine dining elegance to Melbourne’s Mexican scene. Dark, suave and enticingly atmospheric, this place does authentic eats with a clever twist, as well as a host of innovative cocktails. The ‘Pomegranate Margarita’ is not to be missed for those of you looking for a fruity tequila twist! Find out more
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Eclectic, offbeat and surprisingly spacious, Touché Hombre puts a punky spin on the classic skulls-and-cacti Mexican theme. The staff are extremely welcoming, and know absolutely everything about everything on their menu. If we’re talking tequila cocktails, we can never look past the Cocoberry Margarita, with 1800 Coconut, Espolón Blanco, strawberries, citrus and agave nectar. Dreamy. Find out more