At this hip Latin restaurant down on Smith Street you can tuck into tacos, arepas, salads and other Mexican and Colombian street food favourites – best when washed down with a mezcal or two. With its stylish decor, cocktails and tasty Latin cuisine, Kiki Riki attracts diners from all over the Collingwood area and beyond. Sit in the outdoor courtyard or head inside to the quirky restaurant-bar, either way, be sure to book in advance as this snug joint fills up quick!
Delicious food at a reasonable price, staff were very attentive and friendly and the place had a very relaxed vibe - I would definitely go back
A Faster service at times would be good, especially when not so busy. but overall a great experience every time! Great food and great prices!
Dimly-lit with neon signage and a dia de los muertos themed bar, Smith Street’s Kiki Riki aesthetically captures the colours, passion for music and energetic attitude of Latin America. Begin by feasting on some camotes bravas (fried sweet potato served with salsa roja and housemade aioli) while sipping on a Passion for Pisco cocktail (a signature cocktail which is a variation on the classic Pisco Sour). Afterwards, move on to Mexican tacos, with some of the delicious fillings on offer including cochinita (BBQ pulled pork), marinated kangaroo fillet with aioli and a chunky salsa, and spiced pumpkin and capsicum.
Other options on the menu at Melbourne’s Kiki Riki include mulitas with tinga (spicy chicken) or ropa vieja (stewed beef with chilli and tomato) and Colombian arepas. Alcoholic concoctions on offer here use the traditional spirits of Latin America and no meal at Kiki Riki over in Melbourne’s Collingwood would be complete without a margarita to wash it all down!