Food Drink

Our top picks for Mexican eats in Adelaide

Love Mexican cuisine above all other?! You need to check out these faves in Adelaide.

Header image: Mexican Society.

Is there a cuisine that more inimitably friendly to all, than Mexican?! A go-to for flavoursome vegetarian and vegan, and a welcoming haven for gluten free afflicted; seriously what more could you ask for when you’re organising a group dinner.

There’s a slew of restaurants to pick from, but we’ve compiled a list of some of our faves. With no further ado:

Taco Quetzalcoatl

From local publications to the New York Times, the restaurant has been praised as a rare authentically Mexican restaurant in a city which showcases many chains or upscale bars and restaurants serving similar cuisine. Taco Quetzalcoatl can be found in its original home in Salisbury, in Unley (as Quetzalcoatl Mexican Restaurant), and in Payneham.

Expect bright decor, a lively atmosphere, authentic Mexican cuisine and Mexican cocktails aplenty. Find Taco Quetzalcoatl at Shop 28/18 Amanda St, Salisbury SA.

Hispanic Mechanic

This great restaurant in Frewville is the perfect option for a Mexican feast. The menu has a range of Tacos, Platos Grandes as well as an impressive range of vegan options. Pair a fun cocktail with your meal, such as a Frozen Margarita, Mojito or a Pina Colada. Check out Hispanic Mechanic at 205 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville SA.

Loco Mexican

Fresh vibrant Mexican food for the whole family to enjoy, Loco Mexican has made its home in the cosy Victor Harbor community. They’ve also impressed the wider community by winning the Best Mexican restaurant in the 2020 SA R&C Awards of Excellence. Find them at 17-21 Ocean Street, Victor Harbor, SA.

Mexican Society

Winner of 2017 โ€˜Awards of Excellenceโ€˜ National โ€˜Mexican Restaurantโ€™ GOLD and SA winner in 2017, 2018 & 2019, this absolute gem is perfect for a delicious dinner and night out. They are also offering take away! Find Mexican Society at 140 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA

Mia Margarita

Down by Henley beach, this is a great option for a Mexican feast and some amazing cocktails. A huge menu rang is on offer here, as well as an impressive interior design to add to the experience. Find Mia Margarita at Unit 2/330 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach SA 5022.

Beach Burrito Co.

This family business was started with a flagship restaurant on Bondi Beach, and has since spread all around Australia. The fresh food ethos allows for a delicious menu, inspired by Mexican Cuisine. The Adelaide restaurant is in Glenelg, making it the perfect option as we head into warmer weather. Find Beach Burrito Co. at 56 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045.

La Popular Taqueria

This amazing taqueria places focus on one element of Mexican cuisine: TACOS. The tacos are a traditional example of the cuisine, and the tortilla are handmade. They also have a lot of vegan and vego options. This is a great SA run business to support. Check out La Popular Taqueria at 226 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide in the Jones Brothers Building.

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