The trend in Australia towards Mexican cooking is one that continues to grow and grow, and the latest in the line of taco trucks off the rank is Tres on Bridge Road in Richmond. Not that they’re a street food specialist: they’re far, far more than that. They offer an upscale dining and bar experience, uniting the twin delights of great tacos with sharing platters and a huge array of cocktails, bespoke drinks and, of course, tequila and mezcal. There are great bars in Richmond – is is one of the key party areas on the city, after all – and great Mexican restaurants to be found all over Melbourne, but few of them can compete with Tres on both fronts. Pay them a visit by taking the tram from the city centre to Church Street or Copping Street to transport yourself from Melbourne to Mexico City, for an evening at least. Book a table in advance, however, as they will get crowded, especially on weekend evenings.
The title of best Mexican restaurant in Melbourne is contested between some real big hitters, and indeed, pales in comparison with the fight for best bar in Melbourne. Even the right to call oneself the best bar in Richmond is competitive enough, but at Tres on Bridge Road, they think they have a claim to all three titles. Their melding of an exceptional bar – stocked with high end spirits, wines, craft beers from Mexico, Australia and beyond, and staffed by expert bartenders that know exactly how to make the best of the materials in front of them – and a superlative restaurant, where one can pick up Mexican food par excellence (or should we say por excelencia) to share with your mates to keep all to yourself.
The menu of Mexican classics is extensive, and allows for as much sharing as you’re willing to indulge in. There are taco options that can be combined into a three for fifteen bucks combo or taken individually, and filled with cola-braised pork, citrus and achiote marinated chicken, Negro Modelo marinated beer, grilled fish or veggie – plus plenty more besides – and sharing platters of nachos, grilled corn, avocado salad, ceviche tostaditas among others. Book a table and take a trip to Richmond and Bridge Road for a Mexican feast that is well worth bringing a huge group of your mates with you. We’ll see you there – we’ll be propped up on the bar, tequila on the table and tacos in hand, stuffing our faces.
We had lots of tacos and the ceviche tostidas the food was delicious! Staff were really friendly and margaritas were delish! We will be back for more!
The servers are all quite friendly. The service is fast as well and the food was amazing. Love the taco tuesday deal, we all ended up ordering a lot more than we thought
You can’t go wrong with $3 tacos and happy hour wines! Great atmosphere. Food is tasty and filling. Tres Bar is a Bridge Street must.
Great food, great price, friendly staff, and happy hour till 7pm. Make sure you book a table to avoid a disappointment. Check out cheap taco tuesday
Fantastic food. Always a good feed at Tres but I think they might have had some new staff that weren’t as attentive as we normally get. Staff didn’t know which taco was which once they were at the table. We will be back but hopefully service will be better!
Tres Bar is a very friendly local bar, with good food. The prices are very competitive, the food is great, not amazing, but good. The staff are what makes this place!
Great food and service. We enjoy taco Tuesday here as often as possible. We had a few cocktails here tonight and they were all good. Sadly they ran out of the chorizo taco tonight but the beef and chicken were still damn good.
Great tacos and yummy food all around. Service a tad slack. Tracey was amazing and attentive but she went on break and the young guy behind the bar was too distracted with friends to worry about his patrons.
Great food, we love $3 taco Tuesday nights. With happy hour till 7pm. Super friendly staff. Make sure you book a table as it can get quite busy
Amazing food. Good range of drinks. Waiting time was high but well worth it! $3 taco Tuesdays are a must! Staff are absolutely amazing and prices are good