Mexicano

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Mexican

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Quality fresh produce is sourced locally with renowned meat and seafood suppliers contributing to delivering an authentic product. Our menu is designed to encourage sharing and has been structured in a way to allow multiple courses. Snacks, tapas, quesadillas and tacos all show traditional flavours and textures of Mexico. All our tortillas are traditionally hand rolled and pressed daily using wheat and corn masa flours.

Buen Apetito!!!
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!!! Staff were awesome and a fantastic place for a relaxed meal and a few cocktails with a group or a date night. We will be back again and again.

AG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe! Will probably return with some mates and have a feast

SW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're so thrilled we chose to take our out of town friends to Mexicano. I can't believe how much effort they made to accommodate our party of 6. Regular phone calls from Josie who did everything she could to fit us in. The food was amazing - great sized portions and super tasty. The trouble was that the margaritas were dangerous - too delicious and very moreish. Hence, when paying the bill I accidentally left an extra $50.00 note, but didn't notice. How do I know this? Well would you believe that one of the extremely professional and friendly waitresses ran out to us, stopped us in the street and gave us back the $50.00. I wish I was richer as I'd have loved to say "hey keep it"... when I win the lottery I'll be back to leave a huge tip! It was a wonderful ending to a really fun fantastic night. Thanks Mexicano.

JA
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been to Mexicano many times but we haven't been for a while until our recent visit on Friday, 4th October.
This was a special family night where we were able to get our 2 teenage kids to come out with us which is rare. My son loves Mexicano so he chose the venue.
Unfortunately, we found the food was not as good as usual. My son's favourite dishes are the nachos, fries and chimichangas. He is very fussy with food and he would normally order all three of these dishes as he doesn't like anything else. Sadly, we were told you don't do nachos or fries anymore so he only had the chimichangas. The chimichangas were very oily and heavy and he couldn't eat much. I tried one and put half back and even my husband thought the same whereas, he'd normally polish them all off.
My daughter is vegetarian and enjoyed the corn but then ordered the vegetarian tacos. They were soggy and cold. The tacos were a dark brown colour and a weird texture and she couldn't understand why her taco shells were not like ours. She couldn't even pick them up. We thought maybe they were gluten free? She said I am just vegetarian not gluten free or vegan. She was still hungry as she didn't eat much.
Mexicano is the only place where I will order a frozen margarita but mine missed the mark this time as it was very lemony.
Otherwise, the rest of the food was fine and the service was good. I have ticked 'yes' to recommend Mexicano to a friend because we know you are normally better than this and it is a cool venue.
It will be a while before our kids will be convinced to come back and my husband and I feel the same.

b
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Margaritas in town! Always an enjoyable night

AM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great place for great Mexican food, simply cannot fault our experience here. HIGHLY recommended

H
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great night there with the Mrs last Saturday, good Margaritas too!

JF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the menu selection and cocktails but I do think it’s ocerpriced compared to most other Mexican restaurants. Also they desperately need some sound proofing in there!

j
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I just feel it way way way over priced for not much...
we did have a nice time though..

CW
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great night amazing food. Was busy and forgot a few drinks orders but came quick when reminded.
Love it every time

H
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Terrible service, forgot to place our order for 30 mins

But great food and taco deal

KH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening - the food, the vibe, the service...all fab!

ZH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best quesadillas ! Very cosy, friendly, easy dining.

EM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!!! Have never had a bad experience !

EC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Some of the dishes were great. E.g corn, wings. But the beef and pork tacos looked and tasted burnt. Even though booked, we were seated on the bar and on uncomfortable high stools.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I am definitely a tad disappointed overall as every time I do come to Mexicano the food and service is amazing, however this time it was below average.
The food wasn’t exceptional like it always has been, the churos were tasteless and eggy (when asked about them and this was relayed) we were told well that’s how they are meant to be, it’s traditional and that’s that.
The service was average.
Bitterly disappointed overall.
It’s a shame that some of the dishes that have been so popular in the past and what I came for, were not available and was informed that there will be a menu change... is this the right thing to do? Will have to wait and see!

B
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are INCREDIBLE. And the food isn’t bad ;)

CH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great night at Mexicano. Always spot on! Thanks guys x

KH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, enjoy every meal at mexicano!

PJ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Mexican food on the Northen Beaches... if nit in Sydney... Fish Taco's are sublime.

A
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very upscale/fancy type of Mexican. The cocktails were fantastic! Would highly recommend one of these to start off your meal. We ordered some of the corn (very nice-but you will need 1 serve per person). We then had 6 plates of tacos (they come with 3 per plate). The beef, fish and vegetarian were my fave- but pork and chicken are also delicious. The tacos are quite filling. Next time would like to order some of the other dishes as well! We spent about 35-40$ pp. and all got a drink.

JC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very positive about our night - food excellent, great service and ambiance. The only negative that would be a simple fix for Mexicano was that the seats outside were backless and uncomfortable and the table was wobbly so you couldn’t lean on it or drinks would get spilled.
We will definitely be back though! Yum!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and very attentive service. I was hoping for a few more authentic Mexican options, having just come back from a trip to Mexico, but the menu was a lot more authentic than most Mexican restaurants in Sydney.

The noise was a little loud - it was busy - and the large table made it hard to hear each other sitting opposite each other.

Otherwise a very enjoyable experience and would recommend it to friends!

Thanks

KW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing value. And booking through Open Table couldn’t have been easier.

DR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Eye contact with the staff equals someone coming to ask you would you like something else.

TS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food and the Bottle of Spanish Rose went very well with the food. Service was good.

SM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was awesome! Food was yummy. Kitchen noise was very loud.

L
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food! The restaurant was very noisy even though we were sitting outside. We could barely engage in conversation. Quite expensive for example a half piece of corn is $6. It’s amazing but that price is pretty ridiculous

CE
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fun, great food & margaritas, but SOOOOOO noisy!!!

CD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a superb way to enjoy a birthday with my immediate family. Staff are fantastic, a great variety of food on offer. Highly recommended, have been before and will go again.

k
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I were disappointed to be told that this local restaurant was not BYO. We were further disappointed to be told after purchasing a bottle of wine that if we didn't finish it, we wouldn't be allowed to take the remainder home. Further insult to injury - when offered water, which we replied 'just tap water', a fee of $2.00 was placed on the bill - we didn't even want water, at other restaurants it is a complimentary courtesy! Also serving sizes - there was three of everything - I didn't appreciate the 'upselling to four pieces' for every menu item we selected. I didn't see many 3 seated tables, so I can only imagine serving sizes of three is an upselling tactic.

Disappointed! won't go again!

AB
Sydney / NSW
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food
Decent proportions
Nice place by the beach

s
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The fish tacos and pork belly tacos are to die for...absolutely delicious!

TM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Great vibe great service great food!

DL
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Not many traditional Mexican dishes - fajitas, Nachos, etc.
The seared steak with chips and Peanuts (why peanuts) was terrible.

EC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ever margaritas, ceviche and fish tacos! Awesome, friendly service. Love Mexicano.

SG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, quick service, friendly staff. Always consistent.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the coconut margeritas

SS
Singapore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yum yum great food and the jalipino margaritas are the bomb

VS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is the highlight... it is so yum. The highlights were the corn and the fish taco's. The restaurant has lots of atmosphere and the staff were friendly and efficient. Some people may love a loud environment but we found it difficult to hear each other when we were seated inside. We were fortunate there was an outside table so we moved.

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