Tequila Mockingbird

4.6
387 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Latin American
Tequila Mockingbird is located in Paddington’s Five Ways, in a lovingly restored terrace. The menu focuses on sharing plates that showcase a fun and sophisticated twist on traditional Latin American dishes, with the very best Australian produce and a beverage list from around the globe.

Specials

Happy Birthday to Us! Complimentary Margarita & Taco*

To celebrate our Third Birthday, we’ll be serving up a complimentary Ocho Margarita & Ceviche Taco for every pre-booked diner! *Minimum order 1x FLAME menu item, between two people.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 7, 2019

Ends: August 7, 2019

Availability: Wed 5:30PM-9:00PM

Gather in the Garden with Nick Spencer Wines - $119 per person

NSW winemaker - Nick Spencer - joins us for one night only this August, showcasing 6 world class wines from his Tumbarumba winery in an evening celebrating the fruits Australia's own back garden. The wine list has been innovatively paired with 6 dishes heroing Australian native ingredients, with a Latin American twist.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 27, 2019

Ends: August 27, 2019

Availability: Tue 6:30PM-6:30PM

Sip & Smoke - World Tequila Day with Casamigos - $125pp

Amigos assemble! This winter, spend a cosy evening indulging in great food and unrivalled company as Diageo Ambassador - Katie Nagar - hosts an Australian exclusive.

We’re showcasing George Clooney & Rande Gerber's ultra premium Casamigos Tequila range, in all its glory, including the most recent release - Espadin Agave Mezcal.

Warm up 4 smoky cocktails designed especially for the occasion, meticulously paired with four courses centred around dishes cooked on our wood smoked parilla grill

Terms and Conditions: A credit card guarantee of $125pp will be necessary to reserve your spot. Any no-shows or cancellations made with less than 5 days notice will incur a cancellation fee of up to $125pp.

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: July 25, 2019

Ends: July 25, 2019

Availability: Thu 6:30PM-6:30PM

'Best of' Set Menu - $60 per person

Throughout selected dining periods this winter, enjoy a 6 dish "best of" set menu, inclusive of a glass of Luigi Bosca Malbec on arrival.

Terms and Conditions: This special set menu is available from Tuesdsay 11th June - Wednesday 31st July during selected shifts. Set menu available Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 5:30pm and Fridays between 12:00 - 2:45 pm. This set menu is available for pre-bookings only. Please let us know of any dietaries/allergies in advance in order for us to best be able to accommodate.

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: June 11, 2019

Ends: July 31, 2019

Availability: Tue-Wed 5:30PM-9:30PM
Fri 12:00PM-2:45PM

$60pp Sunday Sesión

6 Dish "Trust the Chef" Set menu.
Complimentary signature Tequila Mockingbird cocktail on arrival on all bookings.
$60pp

Terms and Conditions: Should you need to cancel your Reservation, we require a minimum of 24 hours notice to re-book your table.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: October 11, 2017

Ends: October 6, 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-2:45PM 5:30PM-8:00PM

What 387 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on a Sunday and got the Sunday Session special. It was fantastic and well-priced. The food was top notch and we loved the ambience. Definite date night material!

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience at Tequila Mockingbird, would highly recommend!! My partner and I celebrated a bday and it was perfect. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Will definitely be going back.

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Responded 10 hours ago

Hi Audrey, we're delighted to read your amazing review! Thank you for taking the time to leave such positive feedback ☺️ we look forward to having you in again soon - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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I
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set menu option is great for a larger group. Very good service

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Responded 10 hours ago

Thanks for taking time to leave such a fantastic review! Hope to welcome you back again soon - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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JF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening,
The food and drinks were fantastic and the atmosphere lovely.
Our waiter Ed looked after us really well and was a delight the whole evening. Thank you for a special evening we will be back very soon.
Thank you

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Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you Jemma, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. I'll be sure to pass on your wonderful comments to the team. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon! - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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LL
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A warm, sit in close and share your stories with me atmosphere. Served by friendly happy waiters, ready to recommend a dish or a TM cocktail. Packed with flavour the food is devourable, and the menu, diverse. Do yourself a favour and check it out, take a special friend, or invite a small group.

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Responded 10 hours ago

Thanks for the amazing review Liz, we hope to welcome you back again soon! - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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KT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food! Soft shell Crab tacos!!! Great wine and service all round.

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Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you Kevin, the Soft Shell Crab Tacos are one of our favourites too! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon ☺️ - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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ST
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food, knowledgeable staff, our dishes arrives just at the right pace and the cocktails were excellent. Overall a brilliant evening

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Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review Stephen, we really look forward to welcoming you back soon ☺️ - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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GC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Cocktails and food were spot on! Deliciousness!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for an amazing review Gary! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon :) - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I found that the menu was not very well created for a vegetarian customer. Some dishes were over seasoned whilst others were underseasoned. Not great value for money as the dishes were mostly cauliflower. Good cocktails.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we're disappointed to hear you were dissatisfied with the flavours upon your visit, in this instance we hope that guests communicate with us so that we have the opportunity to rectify on the day. On Sundays we offer a special set menu which includes 6 dishes and a signature cocktail for $60pp offering a brilliant value option for our diners ☺️ We hope we can welcome you back again soon to try a few more of our vegetarian options! -Tequila Mockingbird

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SK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our server was so friendly, knowledgeable and fun! Made the night that little bit more special

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Responded on July 16, 2019

Hey Stacey, thanks for the awesome review! I'll be sure to pass on your wonderful comments to the team and the server looking after you ☺️. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, an interesting fusion of different cuisines. great cocktails and service.

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Responded on July 16, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review John! I'll be sure to relay your compliments to the chef and the rest of the team. We hope to see you again very soon - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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e
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fusion of flavours!!
Well thought menu for variety and value.

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Responded on July 16, 2019

Thank you for an outstanding review Elnestor! We can't wait to welcome you back soon - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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DK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made 5:30 reservation indicating we needed to leave by 6:30 to make it to a 7:00 performance and indicated we were celebrating a birthday. We arrived 15 minutes early and were promptly seated. We were advised which entrees we should avoid given our time constraints and ordered accordingly. We started with the guacamole which was limey and delicious, though the accompanying chips were slightly too salty for my spouse. We then proceeded to the beef tartare and ceviche tacos. The tartare was the highlight of the night for me and the ceviche tacos were delicious. Next were the cauliflower tacos which were amazing and the octopus which was also very good. We finished the meal sharing the chicken entree with the broccolini side. They were both adequate but did not quite live up to the earlier courses. We both wished we’d had sufficient time to allow for some of the other entree options. Overall it was a spectacular meal and we appreciated their attention to detail. If we ever make it back down under we will definitely be making another trip here.

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Responded on July 16, 2019

Hi Daniel, thanks for taking the time to leave such amazing feedback, the team will be delighted to read your review ☺️. We hope you enjoyed your show and look forward to welcoming you back with a little more time to enjoy a couple more of our entree options! - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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PT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 6 for the Sunday special, 6 dishes and margaritas for $60pp. We had 2 vegetarians and 1 gluten and lactose intolerant. TM were attentive and able to substitute where necessary. Excellent service and we will definitely be back. Phillip

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Responded on July 16, 2019

Hi Phillip, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave such amazing feedback, I'll be sure to share with the rest of team ☺️. Look forward to welcoming you back very soon! - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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AN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and helpful stuff and best food and cocktails

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Responded on July 16, 2019

Thanks for this wonderful review Ashod! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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

The food is delicious, as are the cocktails BUT it is really noisy!

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Responded on July 9, 2019

Thanks for your feedback Barbara, we do like to keep the ambiance pretty lively! Next time you drop in let us know that you prefer a quieter table and we'll do our best to accommodate where possible, we'd love to be able to turn those 4*'s into 5 ☺️ Hope to welcome you back again soon - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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

We had a great dinner and service was fantastic. Definetly come back again

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Responded on July 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave such an great review Jos, we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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LA
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was great. Service was excellent. Especially the guy at the bar. Very knowledgeable about Tequila and great to chat to. The food was delicious. We sat at the bar because it was brighter and sunnier than at the back of the restaurant.
Can’t wait to come back

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Responded on July 4, 2019

Thank you for taking time to leave such an amazing review Lesley, I'll be sure to pass on your wonderful comments to the team. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon :) - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere- we had the set menu which was delicious but not enough food.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Especially the wagyu beef and the brussel sprouts.

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CP
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this restaurant! The food was fantastic, the wine was great, and our waitress was very helpful. The acoustics were loud but that would be my only criticism, I would definitely go back and would recommend to others.

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JW
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific. Innovative Latin American tapas. Staff are excellent.

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JH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service, food and atmosphere. We will return again soon.

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JN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service and the staff and events coordinator were so accomodating. No hidden surprises. Also no fuss catering for vegetarians and gluten intolerant guests.

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E
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great restaurant which we stumbled on whilst looking for a relaxed venue for our date night.

A creative and inventive sharing menu with knowledgeable staff and there is a great vibe to the whole place.

If you want something a little different check this place out, it is well worth the visit!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, even better prices

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SL
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dishes that excite your tastebuds, inviting decor, cosy ambience, prompt and friendly service - ticked all the boxes for a great night... a little on the pricey side but worth it for the experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational food and amazing service. Will definitely return!

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DB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for the tasting menu with a glass of Malbec thrown in! Five courses a little bit too much but they were all delicious. Definitely my favourite restaurant in Paddington

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

Awesome dinner, fabulous cocktail, friendly service and delicious wine!

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

There was a great mix of food and we enjoyed everything we ate!

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MK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time, our meal was delicious. Ant who served us was so hospitable, very warm and went over and above. We can’t wait to come back!

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MB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighbourhood restaurant that i always take guests to and they never disappoint.

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

Great place, lovely food & atmos. Liked the bar too.

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

Great food, good vibe! Very noisy and tight for space.

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

Great food and cocktails. We had the set menu and were not left hungry. In fact we struggled to finish. The plates were nicely space in delivery. Lost a star for noise. It is a very narrow space and noise bounced off the walls. Would still return though.

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MP
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time diner and the service and food was brilliant. Chose the tasting menu and glad we did! Beautiful ambience felt really cosy. What a great restaurant, felt I was overseas. Staff were really helpful! Overall positive experience and will be back! ❤️👏

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BD
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints! The service and wine list are exceptional. Such a well thought out seasonal menu that is always a winner.

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Love the menu, food is awesome, great service and super friendly staff 😋

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WN
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was outstanding! All around, the food was incredible and the cocktails superb. Definitely be back

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