Mexican food has great appeal, which is why apart from the nachos and tacos, you can find margaritas and quesadillas from the best Mexican in Brisbane. There is something absolutely amazing about the incorporation of jalapenos into your dish. Mexican food bursts with flavour that makes it one of the tastiest options in Brisbane. The allure of fajitas against the background of a sombrero setting gives you the full Mexican experience miles away in Brisbane.
Fiesta Ole offers an authentic Mexican experience, complete with the festivities that characterize Mexican celebrations. The marinated pork and the pineapple tacos are a must-have at the Fiesta Ole, as are the tantalizing chilli prawns. If you do not have an adventurous palate, you can always try out the weekly special at the Fiesta Ole.
Fiesta Ole – 416 Milton Road, Auchenflower, Queensland, 4066, 04 0116 1405
La Quinta located in Bulimba is the place to be for all your Mexican dishes. This establishment is best known for its spicy foods, so it is recommended that you check the chilli meter before placing your order. The meter ranges from ‘a little’ to ‘extreme’. In addition to the delicious foods, La Quinta is also the perfect place to indulge in Mexican street food and have a margarita or three for the quintessential Mexican experience.
La Quinta – 1/189 Oxford Street, Bulimba, Queensland, 4171, (07) 3399 2800
Pepe’s Mexican in Newmarket is your one-stop Mexican restaurant, whether you would like Mexican breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are also kiddie meals available, so head out with the kids for a tour of Mexico, albeit a culinary one. The jalapeno poppers served on location at Pepe’s make for a perfect starter meal while the slow cooked BBQ pork served with chilli con carne makes for an excellent evening meal.
Pepe’s Mexican – Brisbane, 184 Enoggera Road, Newmarket, Queensland, (07) 3856 0966
Cactus Mexicana is the next best thing for those who would like to sample Mexico’s really unique culinary treats. The authenticity of the meals at Cactus is unquestionable, and the perfect blend of flavours the treat of a lifetime. In fact, so amazing are the meals at Cactus that you will actually fall in love with the simple fact that potato wedges can be served with nachos for a filling meal.
Cactus Mexicana – Cnr Kedron Brooke Rd and Macgregor St, Brisbane, 4051, (07) 3356 0651
Sin Vida is arguably the home of tacos, and is probably the only restaurant that serves seven different kinds of tacos. Go ahead and treat yourself with all seven types, but make sure you do not get so full that you cannot indulge in the crispy pork served with lime and downed with watermelon margarita.
Sin Vida – 12/100 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, 0403 654 209
Other great Mexican restaurants include:
- Guzman y Gomez, Emporium, Shop 31, 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD, (07) 3067 7875
- Serranos Mexican Cantina, 62 George Street, QLD, (07) 3807 7877
- Beach Burrito Company, 100 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane, QLD, (07) 3846 6286
- El Aguila Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Shop 1, 1220 Sandgate Road, Nundah, Brisbane, QLD, (07) 3256 6223
- Chillies Mexican Restaurant & Bar, 742 Sandgate Road, Clayfield, Brisbane, QLD, (07) 3862 4555