Are you constantly hanging out for a feast of tacos, quesadillas, nachos or pretty much any Mexican delights that you can set your eyes on? Well, you’re not alone and lucky for us foodies, we’ve been graced with some of the best Tex-Mex eats right here in Brisbane city. So without any further ado, here are our top four picks that will fulfil your yearning Mexican needs and won’t burn a hole in your wallet either. You’re welcome!
If you haven’t heard of Comuna Cantina (the sibling to Mr Claude and Corbett & Claude) and all of its glory, then you must be living under a rock. If posting aesthetically pleasing pic’s to the gram is part of your dining-out routine, then Comuna Cantina should be at the top of your Mexican dining hit list. From terrazzo tables to pink plush booths and cacti plants placed in and amongst the venue, Comuna Cantina has all of its bases covered, from getting the perfect snap to fulfilling your foodie needs. Wrap your hands around tacos filled with everything from chargrilled chicken, pulled pork, spicy beef and crumbed cauliflower topped with the likes of chipotle aioli and corn salsa. Because what would a Mexican feast be without a bit of salsa? Not one that we would want to partake in, that’s for sure. But wait, it doesn’t stop there. While you’re at it, why not take advantage of some of the best cocktails in Brisbane – which are certainly Instagram worthy. Sip away at fan favourite mixes such as the Pink Panther (a blend of pink gin and blood orange soda), the Comuna Candyman (infused with vodka, raspberry syrup and topped with a candy rim) or their classic margarita’s (you won’t be sorry)!
El Camino Cantina
Did somebody say $2 tacos? Count us in! With El Camino Cantina dishing up tacos for the price of practically next to nothing as well as 10-cent wings (yes, that’s right), we can almost bet your bottom dollar where you’ll be heading to for your next feed. Although these (almost unbelievable) deals are only available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you can still get a steal of a meal with El Camino Cantina’s original tacos priced at only $7! Devour the likes of popcorn chicken, BBQ pulled pork or sautéed steak topped with habanero sauce if you’re seeking a spicy hit. Cool down your taste buds with their famously hefty 24 ounces frozen or on the rocks margaritas while you don your stylish sombrero hat! Though don’t fret, if cocktails aren’t your thing, there’s plenty of bottled wine and beer on tap behind the bar to keep the good vibes flowing.
If you’re looking for a more refined Mexican dining experience with picturesque city views to look at while you tuck in, then we introduce MAYA Mexican Restaurant & Bar. Located in the heart of Fortitude Valley, this picture-perfect space is decked with lavish marble countertops, terracotta pottery, intimate blue booths and white wall panelling. Start your night off by nibbling on guacamole and house-made tomato salsa before making your way around to the mains of quesadillas, tacos, calamari and nachos (just to name a few). Sit back, relax and sip on MAYA Mexican’s expansive list of margaritas (because what’s Mexican food without a marg in hand) as you soak up the city views. What more could you ask for?
Authenticity is what Mama Taco prides itself on – and so they should. Based in West End, this eclectic and unique Mexican foodie joint serves up taco dishes with caramelised miso eggplant, smoked and caramelised sweet pepper guacamole, charcoal beef and king prawns. Sourcing their produce organically and using meat from only ethically raised animals, Mama Taco takes their dishes to a whole new level and pays homage to Mexico’s delicious dish traditions. This pastel pink and desert-inspired location is decked out with high bar tables and an impressive range of liquor full of Mexico’s favourite choice of poison – tequila. Quite the fiesta if you ask us.