Tequila Mockingbird

4.7
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422 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Peruvian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Peruvian, Latin American, South American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10.30pm Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10.30pm Thursday: 5:00pm - 11.30pm Friday: 12:00pm - 12:00am Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(02) 9331 6749
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Frid
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Private party facilities
Whether you're planning this years Christmas party or showcasing your business portfolio, Tequila Mockingbirds' converted terrace has the interior to dazzle clients and friends alike. The restaurant is partitioned into three main dining areas, each one offering a different look and feel.
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Private party contact
Reservations: (02) 9331 6749
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Glenmore Road
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Parking details
Limited street parking available
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Public transit
Tequila Mockingbird is within 20 metres from the 389 bus stop which can take you direct to either the Circular Quay (via Darlinghurst) or Bondi Beach (via Woollahra & Bondi Junction) Tequila Mockingbird is also 150m from the Paddington Town Hall on Oxford Street which has multiple bus lines/routes
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 422 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OT
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t fault the experience from service to ambience to the food and cocktails simply perfect. A little pricey

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Regular group of friends. We travel up to Sydney and go to Randwick races Saturday and always make Tequila Mockingbird our go to place Friday night. Never had a bad meal yet and service is always great . And what can I say their cocktails are fantastic . Keeps us coming back . Highly recommend .

AD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Had a table of nine ladies there for a fun girls night. Waiter didn’t provide menus rather reeled off what was on the set menu despite several allergies and vegetarians present. Took drink orders after I got his attention several times, and even then stood at one end of the table and didn’t note them properly or go around to each person, so he said I’ll put these through and come back for the rest. He didn’t come back for ages so there were three thirsty women waiting a long time for a cocktail. Won’t be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely love this place and am a regular. However, last experience wasn’t as good as usual ☹️ Very slow service meant a very, very late night. Also, being forced to choose either a 6.30 or 8.30 sitting on weekends is not ideal.

ER
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal in a lovely styled cafe wth excellent service. I had arranged for a special birthday cake t be delivered during the day and the staff were really accommodating and helped maintain the surprise element. A wonderful evening!

AK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meeting friends for midweek dinner, we were really looked after.
Food is delicious, cocktails superb and staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
We shared ceviche tacos, soft shell crab tacos, zucchini nachos, Barramundi and chicken. All full of flavour. Their tequila list is impressive. We will definitely return.

b
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Cauliflower main wasn’t cooked right - that was the only problem the whole night

SD
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is very good, enticing, slightly adventurous and very appealing and healthy presentation. vegetarians can easily be satisfies tooInteresting mix of Latino and Asian. Service high. Creative cocktails.

S
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food. Great spin on South American cuisine.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredibly tasty, atmosphere was awesome, great vibe, good service
Had a fantastic evening

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 28, 2019

Hi Judy, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed a fantastic evening with us, we're looking forward to welcoming you back again soon ☺️ - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food, the set menu is great value. We lived the ceviche taco, octopus and yuzu dessert in particular. Staff are wonderful, very friendly and professional. Will definitely go back for anther special occasion

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you Mikkip for taking the time to time to leave an excellent review. I'll be sure to pass on your wonderful comments to the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! - Leonie Baker, Marketing & Events Manager

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AT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, friendly service and interesting tasty food. We'll definitely be back.

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 28, 2019

Hi Angela, Thanks for taking the time to leave a wonderful review, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I have been to a lot of nice restaurants but this one tops the list!

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thanks for an amazing review KM! - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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EA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great service was very good can’t wait to go back

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

Excellent food and service as usual. Thanks

AL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful food. Attentive but non obtrusive staff. Signature cocktail was superb. Highly recommended.

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you Alan for taking the time to leave a great review, we hope to welcome you back again soon! - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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G
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

MS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
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.

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 28, 2019

Hi Madison, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon ☺️ - The Tequila Mockingbird Team

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EK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
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

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 20, 2019

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 on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 20, 2019

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 on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

FR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

SM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
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

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on August 20, 2019

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!

Tequila Mockingbird
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

Tequila Mockingbird
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
12 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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