From Tacos to Taquitos, Mexican food is at the top of many peoples favourite cuisine list. It’s one of the world’s most regionally diverse cuisines with bright, bold flavours throughout that get the mouth-watering and tummy grumbling. When searching for the best Mexican Sydney you’ve got to whittle down your craving. Fast-food or fine dining? Do you want an authentic spot steeped in traditions or a contemporary spot that pulls out all the stops? Whatever you’re looking for we bet you’ll find something to satisfy your belly on our list of the best Mexican Sydney has to offer.
Potts Points’ Chula offers a delicious range with some of the best Mexican in Sydney. The dishes and beverages highlight the menu in a modern contemporary style. Think Charcoal-grilled beef, zingy ceviche, fresh zesty salads, Mexican truffle quesadillas and more. And don’t forget the most popular Mexican dessert, Churros are also on the menu. For the drinks, try the Mexican cocktails or Michelada.
Address: 33 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011
Hours: Tue-Thu 5-11pm, Fri 5pm-12am, Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 5-11pm
Phone: (02) 9331 0126
2. Sinaloa Sydney
With a contemporary Mexican menu curated by head Chef Axell Torres, this new restaurant features some of the best Mexican Sydney. Designed with an Australian twist, it’s the perfect spot to kick back and share some Tacos, Quesadillas, and Margs with good company. Our personal favourites include the pork belly tacos with crackling, guacamole and chips, and the awesome stone baked Quesadilla’s. This is the spot for Mexican street food with native ingredients and unique flavours.
Address: 37 Bay St, Double Bay NSW 2028
Hours: Wed-Thur 4-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-1am, Sun 12-10pm
Contact: [email protected]
3. Fonda Mexican
With several restaurants throughout Melbourne, Fonda is now gracing the golden sands of Bondi beach, producing fresh and simple Mexican food made with love. ‘Fonda’ meaning a home that is open to the community as a restaurant is exactly what founders Tim McDonald and Dave Youl had in mind. Think crispy prawn tacos, fresh bright salads, tostadas and shared taco boards.
Address: 85 Hall Street, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Hours: Mon-Sun 12-9pm
Contact: [email protected]
4. El Loco at Excelsior
Check out El Loco at Excelsior for a bounty of the best Mexican Sydney. Located in trendy Surry Hills, make sure you get in early because this is Mexican restaurants in Sydney is packed on most nights. It’s no wonder since the food does the talking. Streetfood is the name of the game and the menu keeps things simple, like all the best things in life, flavourful and fresh.
Address: 64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Mon-Wed 11am-12am, Thur 11am-1pm, Fri 11am-3am, Sat 12pm-3am, Sun 12-10pm
Phone: (02) 9114 7339
5. SoCal Sydney
Perhaps a little less Mexican and a little more Cali, SoCal in beautiful Neutral Bay is the perfect spot for a bit of Golden State ambience. It’s packed with modern Southern Californian share-style Mexican street food with a heavy dose of Latin American spices. Dishes like the seared tuna tostadas, ocean trout ceviche or the Baja fish tacos will have you coming back for some of the best Mexican Sydney.
Address: 1 Young St, Neutral Bay NSW 2089
Hours: Mon-Tue 5pm-12am, Wed-Thur 12pm-12am, Fri-Sat 12pm-1am, Sun 12-10pm
Phone: (02) 9904 5691
6. Chica Bonita Manly
Chica Bonita Manly has piles of personality and Mexican fare for the hungry crowds. Its stools are often packed to the brim but well worth the wait. Start off with some of the tasty snack foods like the kingfish ceviche or guacamole and chips. Then get stuck into the tacos and tostadas like the cheeseburger taco or the brisket tostada.
Address: 9 The Corso, Manly NSW 2095
Hours: Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm & 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am-10pm
Phone: (02) 9976 5255
7. Mejico Restaurant
This Mexican restaurant is right at the heart of Sydney’s CBD and has the largest selection of tequila in the city, need we say more? Not only that Mejico pumps out all the Mexican classics with a modern twist, like the Chipotle beer glazed pork ribs or the baked king trout taco with thyme and fennel mayo. For dessert, there’s margarita cheesecake bites and crunchy fried banana.
Address: 105 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon -Fri 12-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm
Phone: (02) 9230 0119
8. Flying Fajita Sistas
Flying Fajita Sistas in Glebe is all about fresh, seasonally available produce combined with authentic spices and flavours of Mexico. So if you’re on the hunt for the best Mexican in Sydney, this one is hard to walk by. The menu features all your favourite Mexican dishes like tamales, enchiladas, tacos and as the name suggests, a whole bunch of fajitas with every type of filling like, king prawns, mango and cheese, sweet chipotle chicken and more.
Address: 65 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037
Hours: Wed-Sun 5-10pm
Phone: (02) 9552 6522
9. Calaveras Mexican Cantina & Tequila Bar
Ascend the stairs at Calaveras, past the twinkling fairy lights and art-filled walls, the atmosphere is set for a great Mexican dining experience. Tasty tacos filled with toppings and quesadillas stuffed with cheese…and then there are the drinks. With an impressive Tequila and Mezcal collection, you’ll probably find it a bit daunting on which to choose, but the knowledgeable staff are happy to give you recommendations.
Address: Level 1/324A King St, Newtown NSW 2042
Hours: Tue-Wed 6-10pm, Thu 5-11pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am, Sun 5:30-10pm
Phone: 0451 541 712
10. Tequila Mockingbird
Take a trip down to Paddington’s Five Ways for some of the best Mexican Sydney has on offer. Tequila Mockingbird’s cosy dining space and culinary prowess will have you wishing you’d found this place sooner. Combining the tastes of Latin America with the modern Australian kitchen provides a flavourful and inventive dining experience. Try the ceviche taco or the Wagyu Picanha with garlic jalapeno butter.
Address: 6 Heeley St, Paddington NSW 2021
Hours: Tue-Wed 5-10pm, Thu 5-11:30pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12-10pm
Phone: (02) 9062 8566
11. Bad Hombres
There’s Good Food at Bad Hombres, not only good but 100 per cent vegan. There are small plates to share like the king mushroom Peruvian ceviche or the Nachos with cheddar “cheese” and Pico de Gallo. Or for something more substantial the mains include the Shiitake and sunflower seed chilli, Lomo Saltado (Peruvian style stir fry) or the veggie bowl with seasonal vegetables. Great for vegans but also those who want to try some of the different types of Mexican restaurants Sydney has to offer.
Address: 40 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Tue-Sun 5:30-9:30pm
Phone: 0410 191 441
12. El Loco at Slip Inn
Another El Loco popped up at Slip Inn after its successful takeover at Excelsior and offers the same delicious quality Mexican food Sydney has come to expect from its sister restaurant. Try one of the Mexican inspired burgers or snack and share some Jalapeno mayo chicken wings, salt and pepper squid or one of the many delicious tacos. The cocktail list is just as tasty with Margaritas galore, and a hefty wine list.
Address: 111 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Wed 11am-12am, Fri 11am-2am, Sat 5pm-2am
Phone: (02) 9114 7327
Quality produce, sourced locally is what Mexicano does best. They’ve got tacos for days with every protein you can think of, share plates like the prawn ceviche, jalapeno croquettes or beef chimichangas. Try one of the banquet options for a little taste of everything and for dessert, you can’t go wrong with the salted caramel ancho chilli truffles.
Address: 2/209-211 Ocean St, Narrabeen NSW 2011
Hours: Tue-Thu 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-9:30pm
Phone: (02) 9970 8975
14. El Topo
This much loved Mexican Restaurant in Sydney’s Bondi Junction offers authentic Mexican Cuisine inspired by the Oaxaca region in southwest Mexico. El Topo provides set menus at different prices including tacos, kingfish tostadas, Pico de Gallo, churros and much more. For something a bit different, try the Chapulines, roast cricket with chili garlic and lime.
Located in: Westfield Bondi Junction
Address: 500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Hours: Temporarily Closed
Phone: (02) 8383 5959
15. Bar Patrón
Bar Patron located in Circular Quay is one of the best Mexican Sydney has to offer. Bar Patron, owned by Rockpool Dining Group, offers up some sophisticated grub for a cuisine that is usually seen as street food. Fresh produce is the real winner here, perfectly blended with the authentic and aromatic flavours of Mexico.
Address: 2 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Temporarily Closed
Phone: (02) 9259 5624
Where is the best Mexican Sydney?
Some of the best Mexican restaurants in Sydney are Bar Patron, Chula, Mejico, Tequila Mockingbird, Bad Hombres, and El Topo, to name a few.
What's the best Mexican restaurant in the Sydney CBD?
Not only is Mejico located in the heart of the CBD, but it has the city's widest tequila selection.
Where can you find the best tequila selection in Sydney?
Restaurants such as Mejico, Calaveras Mexican, and Barrio Cellar offer some of the best tequila and mezcal selections in Sydney.