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Melbourne is a food lover heaven! There are so many good restaurants and you can slice and dice them in so many ways. This is my view on the best Melbourne Mexican Restaurants I have visited and others that come highly recommended. Would love to know your view on Best Melbourne Mexican Restaurants. Most of those listed below are in some interesting neighborhoods – check out my Melbourne’s Hidden Gems post here.

  1. Best Melbourne Mexican Restaurants – The Newmarket Hotel St Kilda

If it is modern Mexican you are after head to Newmarket. There is no sloppy sour cream or heavy on the guac here. The food is fresh and light and flavorsome. You can do a mix of smaller sharing plates, or a couple of sharing plates and then main meals or whatever combination you wish. Personally, I prefer the smaller sharing plates as I think they have some of the more interesting flavor combinations – and I prefer to try more things whenever possible.

34 Inkerman Street St Kilda

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Quesadillas at Fonda

So it is less common to think of Hawthorn in Melbourne and great food! But this place is great. It is very big and open and was busy even on a rainy Thursday night. It is obviously the place to go with a girlfriend as most tables seemed to be for two girls having big catch ups. I was no exception!

Corn Chips at Fonda

So there is a nice wine list – I had a lovely Pinot Gris and there was a good cocktail list. Food wise we started with their sharing plate which was delicious. The guacamole was outstanding. I am very picky on the guacamole front so this is big coming from me!

Then we had the salad without any protein which was also delicious – black beans, quinoa, roasted corn and lots more guacamole. And then the chicken quesadillas which were a bit of a sensation. A lot of quesadillas are light on the filling – these guys were heavy on it and that paid off.

Delicious, fast friendly service and a reasonable bill – I highly recommend!

651 Glenferrie Rd Hawthorn

This is a more casual dining/drinking experience on Bridge Road Richmond as my third Melbourne Mexican Restaurants. We were delighted to turn up and discover that it was $3 taco Tuesday! There are indoor and outdoor seating and quite a bit of it. We did outside because we could and to have a ciggie. I had a few glasses of a very nice Pinot noir as well.

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Tres Mexican Restaurant in Richmond

Then on to the food. We started with outstanding corn chips that seemed homemade and great guacamole – just the right level of ripeness.

Then bring on the tacos! So these are with tortillas rather than corn shell. We did one of each – chicken, beef, pork and prawn. They were delicious but not large. We also got a delicious avocado salad – don’t know what was in the dressing but it was a sensation!

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Tacos at Tres

So the key thing is we probably should have ordered about 6 tacos plus the salad as the tacos are only a serving of one. Or maybe even one or two more – especially if it’s Tuesday night!

326 Bridge Road Richmond

And a few more of Best Melbourne Mexican Restaurants about which I have heard good things:

Los Amates Mexican Kitchen – Fitzroy

Radio Mexico – St Kilda

Mamasita – Melbourne CBD

Hotel Jesus – Collingwood

Some Reading:

If you’re still hungry check out my 6 Best Brunches in Melbourne post.

If you’re looking for a weekend away that combines great food and some stunning areas check out my posts on the Mornington Peninsula and Daylesford Spa Region


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Boutique Hotels in Melbourne

In addition to Tolarno’s The Prince is a fantastic boutique hotel in St Kilda. It is well known for its fantastic spa and an amazing restaurant. Click here for latest prices and availability.

Another great area in inner city Melbourne is South Melbourne. Coppersmith Hotel is a gorgeous boutique hotel that is on busy Clarendon street. It has a tram stop literally out the front which is super convenient. It also has a great pub and restaurant. Click here for availability and prices.

If you want to stay right in the heart of centre of Melbourne you can’t do better than QT Melbourne. QT has a few boutique hotels in Australia and they are known for great style and fantastic bars and restaurants. They are so good that locals go! Click here for prices and dates.

For a very luxurious boutique experience check out the Lyall. The Lyall is in one of Melbourne’s most upmarket inner city suburbs South Yarra. This neighborhood is filled with shopping and great restaurants. The Lyall is also a spa and has a small gym. Click here for latest prices and availability.  

Getting There and Getting Around

Yes, I am afraid it is a very long flight and there is no way around that! A stopover in Asia is often a good idea to break things up.  Click here for some great deals on flights to Melbourne. 

The only way to make the 24 hour flight not a hideous slice of hell is to find a great deal and go business class! Here are some of the airlines that fly business class to Australia:

Click here for Prices and Availability for Etihad Airways

Read my review of Qatar Airways here and check prices here

Read my review of Thai Airways here and check prices here

Read my review of Malaysia Airlines here and check prices here

Read my review of British Airways and check prices here

Check prices on Cathay Pacific here

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Check Prices on Qantas

The best way to get around Melbourne is to hire a car – Click here Car Rental deals for Melbourne. 

Melbourne has trains, trams and buses. The city centre or CBD has a free tram travel area. For payment, you will need to get a Myki card. Myki has an Explorer Pack designed for tourists.


Tours are a great way to see a city – click here for some Melbourne tour options

Heading to Australia and travelling solo? Group tours can be a great option:

Just You Holidays Australia

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Explore Holidays Australia

G Adventures Australia

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Looking for the Best Melbourne Mexican Restaurants? Here are reviews of 3 of Melbourne’s best Mexican restaurants from Hawthorn to St Kilda


Amanda OBrien

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