Thankfully, Melbourne has been struck by the Mexican restaurant craze within the last decade. But Mexicali Rose is a Richmond stalwart that has been serving up authentic, exotic and truly tongue-tingling tasty Mexican food for over thirty years. So while new kids on the block may grab more attention, they cannot compete with the delights of Mexicali Rose, perfected over decades and loved by locals for a long time. Still, this Swan Street institution is keeping well abreast of the times. Nuevo cocina dishes sprinkle the menu between the tried and true Latin favourites. Sure, you can rely on a delicious, hearty enchilada - even a gorgeous vegetarian version with spinach leaves and garlic - but the mole poblano, succulent grilled chicken breast under a sauce of chilli, dark chocolate, sesame seeds, coriander and some secret spices is something you are truly unlikely to find anywhere else. Make sure you book early, though, because Mexicali Rose is as popular as ever!
Great, reliable food. Stand outs were fish tacos and lemon margheritas. Look out for margherita specials. Busy, vibrant restaurant perfect for either before gig catch up or group celebration meals.
really great service at reasonable prices :) I had a great night with my friends sharing a couple of meals! we will definitely return soon!