Tequila Mockingbird

4.7
406 reviews
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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

Great Southern Wine Dinner with Frankland Estate - $159 per person

Spend a Spring evening venturing deep into the heart of the Frankland River wine region, with Frankland Estate wines. We can’t wait to welcome the Great Southerns’ favourite winery, to share an entertaining evening with Frankland Estates National Sales Manager - Justin Harrison.

Terms and Conditions: A credit card guarantee of $159pp 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 $159pp.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 24, 2019

Ends: September 24, 2019

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

+2 hour 'Wine, Beer & Spirits' Package $85 per person

Lunch starts from 12:00pm with a complimentary classic margarita followed by an 8 dish banquet menu that has been carefully created by Executive Chef John Frid. Choose this offer to add a 2hr drinks package for your party, including basic spirits. Choose from a selection of Red, White, Rose, Sparkling wine, tap beer as well as basic spirits.

Terms and Conditions: 2 hour drinks package available to whole parties only. 2 hour period commences with first order. RSA laws apply.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 5, 2019

Ends: November 5, 2019

Availability: Tue 12:00PM-3:00PM

+2 hour 'Wine & Beer' Beverage Package $60 per person

Lunch starts from 12:00pm with a complimentary classic margarita followed by an 8 dish banquet menu that has been carefully created by Executive Chef John Frid. Choose this offer to add a 2hr drinks package for your party. Choose from a selection of Red, White, Rose and Sparkling wine as well as tap beer.

Terms and Conditions: 2 hour drinks package available to whole parties only. 2 hour period commences with first order. RSA laws apply.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 5, 2019

Ends: November 5, 2019

Availability: Tue 12:00PM-3:00PM

Sunday Sesión Fathers Day Especial! - $70 per person

This Fathers day, treat Dad to a 7 dish set menu inclusive of a 'Mexican Mule' cocktail on arrival, Ocho Blanco Tequila muddled with fresh ginger & lime topped with ginger beer.

Terms and Conditions: As this is a special menu, swaps and substitutions cannot be made. Please let us know of any dietaries/allergies upon booking and we will do our best to accomodate where possible, in the event we cannot accommodate a dietary request, we will offer our a la carte menu. This special menu is designed for a minimum of 2 guests.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: September 1, 2019

Ends: September 1, 2019

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

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

Sunday Sesión - $60 per person

6 dish "Trust the Chef" set menu, including complimentary signature Tequila Mockingbird cocktail on arrival.

Terms and Conditions: As this is a special menu, swaps and substitutions cannot be made. Please let us know of any dietaries/allergies upon booking and we will do our best to accomodate where possible, in the event we cannot accommodate a dietary request, we will offer our a la carte menu. 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: January 31, 2020

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

What 406 People Are Saying
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G
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely night out for good food and drinks. Great service and ambience

MS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend for Sunday brunch and she loved it. My partner who was previously unimpressed with our last visit was also won over. I have always loved the food, service and vibe of Tequila Mockingbird. It is definitely one of my best of Sydney experiences for visitors to Sydney.

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

The format of Raw, Street, Flame, Sides, Sweets was a great way to dine and the choices within each category were exquisite. Whilst there were a number of 'standouts' if asked to pick one, it would be the Eggplant Nachos

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Responded a day ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave such great feedback EdKr! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the menu & dishes and we can't wait to see you again soon ☺️ - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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R
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food that came out quickly, combined with attentive staff and a great vibe.

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback Richard. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon! - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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

Great Ambience. Really nice date night vibe. Crab tacos were exceptional.

FR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service as always. Staff are accommodating and friendly.

SM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food and a nice atmosphere. We went when it was busy and placed in very close proximity to a very large noisy group so it was hard to make conversation, but the food more than made up for it. The food came out fast, the drinks were delicious and the staff friendly. Price is relatively expensive (we had the $75 tasting menu) but the food is excellent

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Responded a day ago

Thanks Sam for taking the time to share your experience. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and service, and hope to welcome you back very soon! Be sure to let us know upon booking that you prefer a quieter table and we'll do our very best to accomodate ☺️ Warm Regards - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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

Fantastic food and service and will definitely be returning

RC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night! Margaritas were amazing. Ambience, Service and food were fantastic

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave an awesome review Rebecca! We hope to welcome you back again very soon :) - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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JR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience at Tequila Mockingbird. Michael and the team ensure great food, wine, service and ambience - never fails to impress!

CG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible atmosphere- perfect date night or a long catch up with friends over amazing food and the house signature cocktail? KEEP THEM COMING!

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 12, 2019

Hey Cass, thanks for taking the time to leave such an awesome review! Hope to see you again soon for some more signature Margaritas 😉 - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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M
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Awesome unique flavours, great service, great ambiance. Great for date night.

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 12, 2019

We're delighted you enjoyed your evening Meghan! Look forward to welcoming you back again soon ☺️ - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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KO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, divine cocktails, superb service and a wonderful atmosphere. Great tunes too! This was the perfect place for my partner and I to celebrate our anniversary. The portions in the tasting menu we very generous - almost didn't get through it all! We will be back! Thanks for a fabulous evening!

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 6, 2019

Absolutely our pleasure Kelly! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed a wonderful evening and we're very grateful you've taken the time to leave such great feedback ☺️ We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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

loved the ambience , the service and the food most of all ..shame we only had a 2 hour window

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi Toula, Thanks for taking the time to leave an excellent review! Next time you'd like to make a booking, feel free to give us a call on 02 9331 6749 and we'll be able to advise which reservation times are available for a longer sitting. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon ☺️ - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, great location, great food, great service - cocktails were excellent!

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Responded on August 12, 2019

Thanks for an awesome review Janine! Look forward to welcoming you back soon ☺️ - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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IV
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I would say everything was really nice ,french guys who served us and a girl. Food was good and price is fine if they give u bit bigger size, and they should serve torillas with mains. At least one. I would recomend it to any of my friends but not the place i would go more then once. Overall good experience

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi Ivana, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, hope to welcome you back again soon ☺️ - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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A
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We had to wait about an hour between the street dishes to the main which seemed a lot longer than we’ve had to wait when we’ve been before the food was too nice to complain though

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hi Annt, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback, you're definitely right - an hour between dishes is much longer than we'd expect. I'll be sure to look into why this happened to avoid it happening again in the future. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed the food regardless and can't wait to welcome you back again soon! - Leonie Baker, Marketing & Events

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T
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the level of service to the quality of food this place is definitely a must for those who have not been there, will definitely be back. Thankyou for a great night tequila mockingbird!

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for dining with us Tyrone, and taking the time to leave such a great review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon ☺️ - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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MO
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its was perfect, we will indeed return to the restaurant! The two waiters that attended us were outstanding too!

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave an awesome review Monica! I'll be sure to pass on your wonderful comments to the team, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon ☺️ - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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AA
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
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!

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave an awesome review Audrey, we're really looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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A
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
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.

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on July 22, 2019

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 on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on July 22, 2019

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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J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
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

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on July 22, 2019

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 on July 18, 2019
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.

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on July 22, 2019

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 on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on July 22, 2019

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 on July 17, 2019
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

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on July 20, 2019

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 on July 20, 2019

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.

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on July 17, 2019

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

Tequila Mockingbird
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.

Tequila Mockingbird
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.

Tequila Mockingbird
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.

Tequila Mockingbird
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

Tequila Mockingbird
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

Tequila Mockingbird
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!

Tequila Mockingbird
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

Tequila Mockingbird
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

Tequila Mockingbird
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.

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

Delicious! Especially the wagyu beef and the brussel sprouts.

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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