Embodying one of the authentic cosmopolitan characters in the world, Melbourne has been enriched by the Mexican-Australian community’s culinary contributions to the city. It’s a lovely sight to see dozens of Latino restaurants and delicious taquerias dotting the suburbs!
We’ll start with a QIKI primer on the base ingredients of Mexican cuisine, giving you a picture of what goes into these tasty delights. From there, check out the deep dive into the best local dishes served by Mexican restaurants in Collingwood. If you’re curious, we also offer a QIKI history below to explain just how Mexican restaurants endeared themselves to Melbourne’s culinary scene.
Chicken skin Tacos with Pico de Gallo, Cheese, & Avocado
A Mexican classic, maize tortillas bring together diced or shredded chicken made juicy with lime juice, cuimin, salt, pepper, and more! The local specialty comes with chicken skin shredded into it, adding a robust and rich flavor profile to each bite. Pico de gallo is a fresh mixture of chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro, chilies, lime juice, and salt: picture that on your taco with cheese and freshly cut avocado on top! Each bite is a zesty, delicious, yummy experience.
Lamb Baraboca Tacos with salsa macha, onion, & coriander
What would an Aussie food list be without some lamb in it? Done in a smoky Tex-Mex style, lamb barbacoa is absolutely delicious. Salsa macha is a special combination of guajillo chilies, habanero, butter, and more! With the lamb at the base, this dish is highly recommended. Check the local Mexican restaurants in Collingwood for options!
Chargrilled corn with chipotle aioli
Chargrilled corn is one of the best, most delicious sides served with Mexican food. The outside husk of the kernel roasts on the grill, while the inside stays hydrated and delicious. The chipotle aioli sauce is a bonus found at the Mexican restaurants in Collingwood, so definitely check it out!
Porka Tortas (Mexican Sandwich)
Served on a baked roll or bun, tortas are Mexican sandwiches served with a variety of cheeses, beans, chipotle sauces, and meats. The pork tortas are especially delicious at the local Mexican restaurants in Collingwood; try out a takeaway order today!
The number of Mexican restaurants in Collingwood and the surrounding area are truly remarkable when you consider this fact: there are only 5,000 Australians of Mexican descent in the entire country! The outsized impact of Mexican food in Collingwood is a testament to its delicious ingredients and smoky cooking methods.
The first Mexican restaurant in Melbourne opened in 1967 with Taco Bill, which now operates 33 stores in Victoria alone! Today there are plenty more options for Mexican food in Collingwood, all delivering that smoky, tender, zesty crunch that comes with authentic Latino cuisine.
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