Of these restaurants, one of my favourites; District Dining by Chef Warren Turnbull, sadly closed it's doors a few months ago, a restaurant Randle St would have surely missed. A fortnight ago, however, a new Mexican restaurant simply called Mexico has risen from the ashes and given the premises new life.
It's what you'd imagined a Mexican bar to be like. It can get dark and moody yet at the same time vibrant and animated.
They've really gone all out with the ambience here, not a inch square isn't filled out with some sort of skull, pot plant, booze bottle, bull, candle, flowers, paintings or mural memorabilia.
There's evidently much to look at if the food hasn't already caught your attention. Of particular interest is the specials menu that get changed daily and represent the exciting possibilities for this restaurant.
|DIY guacamole with fresh coriander and jalapeno and lime with house cut corn chips 8|
|Mexico's Fried Chicken 12|
|Beef Brisket Taco 6|
|Pibil rubbed pork 6|
|Grilled Squid w mole amarillo de oaxaca, pink fir potato, yellow carrot|
|Prawn, smoked paprika, chilli & orange with corn salsa 12|
Service was incredibly helpful, particularly our waitress, thick with a South American accent. It can get borderline intrusive but it's hard not to be enamored with their amiable nature. I am absolutely smitten over the braised beef rib on Chocolatesuze's post. It's a shame it wasn't there on the day I went but you come to realise; you don't really get what you expect.
It has big shoes to fill but it packs those shoes to the brim. It packs it with life and with exciting possibilities. Maybe this restaurant might just last.
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