Mexican food, when done right, is one of the world’s very best cuisines. Unlike so many other so-called Mexican restaurants in the area, Amigos on Hardware Lanes sticks to time-honoured traditional recipes – with some Australian touches – rather than taking the easier, fast-food route. What you’ll get instead is some of Melbourne’s boldest flavours, blended seamlessly for an incredible taste experience. Situated right in the central business district, Amigos looks forward to serving you their classic Mexican delights seven days a week at their Hardware Lane outlet.
Amigos was established back in 1981 and now has three outlets around Melbourne, and to this day, they serve traditional Mexican cuisine with extra Australian pizzazz. Their Hardware Lane outlet – on the Lonsdale Street end – was opened back in 2011 and is famous in the central business district for its hip ambience and al fresco dining options. With three different floors including a stylish basement and an upstairs tequila and tapas bar, there’s a stylish corner of the restaurant to fit any preference.
A good Mexican meal at Amigos begins with one of their premium tequilas, all made of 100% pure agave and served with a shot of the restaurant’s sangrita (citrus fruit juice, tomato, tabasco, grenadine, cinnamon & celery). Next, it’s time for an appetizer such as the fiery stuffed jalapenos or the corn chips with creamy guacamole, before chowing down on mains like shredded beef tacos, spinach & potato enchiladas and big, delicious burritos stuffed with your choice of shredded beef, chilli con carne, chicken, and vegetable. One of our favourite dishes would have to be the Beef Colorado, a sizzling plate of slow-cooked beef chunks served over mash potato, topped with a red wine and herb sauce. It doesn’t get much better than that! Book ahead for an eating fiesta fiesta at this Melbourne CBD hotspot.
Delicious food, lovely outdoor atmosphere in the lane, couldn't ask for more. Would recommend and come back again and again and again. Full marks to the team
As usual, excellent, great staff, great food, great atmosphere. We are borderline regulars here and the one thing that always underscores this place is consistency. Always walk away from here happy.
The Stormy Weather cocktail was balls deep!! The large nachos could have been bigger and there could have been more beef in the shredded beef, but it was great!
Awesome atmosphere, great food, great service. a must when dining in Melbourne. will definitely visit again. it was yummo. Only thing I would say is the portion size was a little small for the cost......
I wish I could give more blocks for my experience! Food was delicious! We had the stuffed jalapenos, which were so good, we ordered another plate! There were 7 of us, and the orders were Nachos, Fajitas, Burrito's and the trio of dips. Not one complaint from anyone. The portions were generous and the food was really flavoursome. Coctktails were fantastic! and even though there was a large group of us, we did not wait long for food or drinks. Staff were fantastic, Our server "Raul" was really accommodating, friendly and professional. I would HIGHLY recommend this place, in fact, as it was my 40th birthday celebration, several people at the table who have birthdays coming up, have decided to have their meal there as well! Thanks Amigos!!! You made my 40th a night to remember xx
Really delicious but pricey drinks after happy hour ends - well actually I guess they are standard prices but I am not much of a drinker so I am always shocked by retail drink costs! There was two of us and between us we shared dips and small plate of mushrooms (which were incredible BTW!) and three drinks and the bill was $75 - so at $35 each we have NO complaints! We had reserved and were seated in the outside are in Hardware Lane which was a bit squishy but nice to be in the cool air after a warm day - I love feeling like I am in Europe when I am at home! All up, this place is lovely, the staff incredibly attentive & the food AB Fab..Happy hour drinks well priced but not very strong. DO it! :)
The food is brilliantly priced and tastes just as amazing. We ordered the small nachos to share, and then some tacos and a burrito and they were just superb. The service was brilliant they the atmosphere of the place was very sheik and retro which allowed for another experience in itself. The food came in relatively quick time, and the staff were always attentive to your every wish and made sure that your experience was a memorable one. We will defiantly be going back soon.
Nie Mexican food. Good place to have vegeterian mexican. nIce hot and spicy. The meal was amazing! So much food! Will be back next visit to Melbourne.antastic Mexican restaurant on Hardware Lane. Even in winter, the outdoor seating is nice and warm due to the heating. Waiter remembered us from a previous visit, including what we ordered. Excellent food, but don't expect cheap. Expect ~ $80 - $100 for dinner for two.
A great atmosphere there on Hardware Lane plus good fresh Mexican food = a great dining experience. Definitely worth the visit! Their quick lunch menu makes it feasible to get a good deal in and out during a work lunch and costs are quite reasonable.
We have a amigos in Wanaka New Zealand that I thought was great, after visiting amigos in hardware lane, the wanaka one has a lot of work to do to catch up on you guys. I highly recommend. Great service and great meals