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The Most Unusual Tacos In Melbourne
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The Most Unusual Tacos In Melbourne

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Updated: 30 November 2016
Everybody loves a good burrito. Whether it is a late night snack or for going out with friends, Mexican food just seems to be a go-to meal for everyone. You’re in luck, because Melbourne has become a hot spot for the best Mexican eateries in Australia.
Bay City Burrito | © Alpha/Flickr
Bay City Burrito | © Alpha/Flickr

Bay City Burrito

This San Francisco-style eatery connects the best of all things Mexican – sand, surf and burritos. Based in St Kilda, Bay City Burrito caters for everyone regardless of their diet or whether they are just a picky eater. Their $5 Tuesdays ensure you get the authentic Mexican taste and experience without the expensive price tag. Even more importantly, Bay City Burritos nails the perfect balance between the meat, rice and toppings you choose, ensuring that every burrito you order is tantalizingly good.

Bay City Burrito, 4-7 Shakespeare Grove, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9534 1582

Vegan Tofu Asada Taco at Trippy Taco | Belinda (miscdebris)/Flickr
Vegan Tofu Asada Taco at Trippy Taco | Belinda (miscdebris)/Flickr

Trippy Taco

Trippy Taco is exclusively a meat-free eatery. The restaurant aims to re-label Mexican style street food and change the way people enjoy their food. The healthy food focuses on packing the tacos with thick slices of avocado, lots of beans while being folded into corn tortillas reminding you that Mexican food is the best food ever! Trippy Taco bases their company on being simple and accessible to everyone and ensures that everybody has a great time when they go there for a night out.

Trippy Taco, 234 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9415 7711

Iv’s Burritos Mexican Food Truck

This food truck travels the streets of Melbourne and local markets selling their amazing burritos to the masses. However, you are also able to book Iv’s Burritos Mexican Food Truck to do catering at your next event. The decent sized burritos hit the spot when it comes to finding a fulfilling meal. The truck specifically does burritos and packs them with all the goodness you expect when it comes to authentic burritos: guacamole, tomatoes, black beans, rice and whatever choice of meat you desire.

Where to find Iv’s Burritos, +61 3 423 215 255

Beach Burrito Company

Located in the heart of Fitzroy the Beach Burrito Company showcases a skate rink inside their Mexican restaurant. The company showcases the best of the ’80s and joins together the unique culture of Fitzroy Melbourne with the authentic tastes of Mexico. The menu allows patrons to mix and match their choices and create the best burrito they have ever had.

Beach Burrito Company, 230-232 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9416 4863

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Mad Mex

Mad Mex bases their menu on authentic Mexican recipes and aims to encapsulate the feeling of family in their restaurants throughout Australia. Mad Mex doesn’t just focus on the traditional burrito that is brimming with the most delicious ingredients you have ever tasted. They are also famous for their Naked Burrito, essentially a burrito without the flour tortilla. The Naked Burrito option allows you to fill a bowl with lettuce, tomatoes, beans, sour cream and rice and add the meat if you desire. This way you can mix the ingredients together and ensure you are enjoying all the delicious flavors at once.

Mad Mex, Southern Cross Station, Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9269 7540

Goat and fish tacos at Fonda Mexican | © Alpha/Flickr
Goat and fish tacos at Fonda Mexican | © Alpha/Flickr
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Fonda Mexican

Fonda Mexican bases their restaurant philosophy on the thought that everybody is welcome to their place and can enjoy a meal cooked with love. Their fish burrito showcases the best of Mexico mixed all together and wrapped in a soft tortilla. The chipotle aioli and avocado salsa adds a soft texture to the crunchiness of the carrots, onion and cabbage. This is definitely one burrito worth trying.

Fonda Mexican, Level 1/212 Swan St Richmond, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9429 0085

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Salsa’s

Salsa’s allow everyone to eat amazing burritos in a casual environment. Anybody looking for a quick Mexican fix can go to Salsa’s and enjoy their different range of burritos and feel like they have just taken a Mexican culinary trip. The chicken and guacamole burrito is a go-to for a simple and fresh take on the meal. Grilled chicken and the freshness of the guacamole and salsa means every mouthful is one of deliciousness.

Salsa’s Fresh Mex, Melbourne Central Shop LG07, 300 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9671 4701

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Amigos

Amigos allows you to feel a part of their family at this fun filled restaurant. Their menu offers a range of different burritos to enjoy. Amigos ensures that you get the authentic Mexican experience every time you go there for a fun night out.

Amigos, 75 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9670 7797

Touché Hombre | © Alpha/Flickr
Touché Hombre | © Alpha/Flickr
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Touché Hombre

Touché Hombre is a new take on Mexican dining. Their fish burrito includes beer battered fish with chipotle mayo, pickles, dill, black beans and rice. The flavors are unique and make their Mexican restaurant tailored to Melbournian tastes and culture. The whole burrito range embodies this style and ensures that every patron leaves feeling satisfied.

Touche Hombre, 233 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9663 0811