First of all, Dingo Ate My Taco is the best place to eat tacos. Certainly, one of my challenges every week is to find delicious taqueria places to eat in Melbourne. But also very authentic, as is in Mexico. Because when I was there, I tried one of the most beautiful tacos in the town of Tulum, in Taqueria Honorio. Besides, so popular among the local people. So, if you are expecting to go there, they will surely help you find the spot.


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After that, let’s come back to Melbourne. Due to this, Samurai Gourmet has found, so far, the tastiest tacos in the city. But with a different way of eating it. In fact, they are called Birria tacos, where you have to dip them into a consommé or soup and then straight into your mouth. As a result, you will get the most delicious and authentic Mexican food. Likewise, it’s in the city of Tijuana.

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Moreover, Dingo also has normal tacos, which are unnecessary to dip into a soup: Smoke Texas Brisket, Chorizo and Smoke Carnitas. Besides, my favourite among them is the Chorizo. On the other hand, the birria tacos are the stars here.


Samurai Gourmet at the best Birria Quesatacos In Melbourne

In fact, I have come twice to eat here. Because the pleasure was so good that one time wasn’t enough. Therefore, the first visit was at 13 Gipps street, Collingwood and the second at 417 St, Kilda Road. That is to say, Dingo is moving around the city in a food truck but in st. Kilda road, where it has a pop-up place to make its tacos.

After that, I first tried the taco Smoke Texas Brisket with pico de gallo, pickled onion & Salsa Roja. In short, it was nice, but I have never eaten a smoked taco in Mexico. In fact, this is an American way that comes from Texas.

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Then, the next to try was the Smoke Carnitas with onion, coriander and salsa gringo. Certainly, this one was better than the first one. As a result, it reminded me more of the traditional way.

But then, I took the best taco, in my opinion here, obviously not putting in the comparison, the birria tacos. In fact, the chorizo with onion, coriander, pico de gallo, pickled onion and salsa dingo was the best for me among the other two I talked about.

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However, the birria tacos were what made me return once more. Due to the deliciousness, they are served with Brisket, Oaxacan cheese, a crispy corn tortilla, coriander, onion, and a side of dipping consommé. In conclusion, watch the video below and see my happiness with these beautiful tacos.

Video by Samurai Gourmet

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Location Melbourne, Australia

Key Information

Dingo Ate My Taco

Rate: 5/5 Grateful/excellent

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Price: Average per person $30 AUD

Contact:  0413 513 977



Address: 35-55 Chifley Dr, Maribyrnong VIC 3032


  1. A lot of work goes into making biriria. A place that used to be near me spends a week preparing it. 3 days it’s refrigerated in a mix of water, vinegar, Mexican spices, then it gets a rub with spiced salt, Then it gets another rub with with adobo garlic Chile and vinegar. lastly it gets cooked with tomatoes, onions, orange, garlic spices, tomato puree, agave and instead of a lid traditionally the pot is covered with masa. A lot of love goes into making biriria. This dish is most popular in Jalisco Mexico. The streets are filled with venders selling it. Great article!

  2. Dame Edna Everage was always going on about Moonee Ponds. I see it is not far from your Taco restaurant! I loved Tulum as well but didn’t find the taco place there. Hopefully I’ll be back there in November.

  3. Having lived in the Southwest of United States, I can appreciate good authentic Mexican Food. I was introduced to good Mexican food while living in Yuma Arizona. The restaurants are family run. I have found a really good Tex-Mex restaurant here in Hampstead Maryland. Good Mexican food is hard to find on the East Coast of the United States. I eat weekly at LunaZul, check out my review on

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