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 have tried one of the most beautiful tacos in the town Tulum, in a place called Taqueria Honorio. Besides, so popular from the local people. So, if you are expecting to go there, surely, they will help you to find the spot.

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

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Moreover, Dingo has normal tacos as well, where is not necessary to dip it into a soup. Which are Smoke Texas Brisket, Chorizo and Smoke Carnitas. Besides, my favorite between 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 in 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 pop up place to make its the tacos.

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

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

But then, I took the best taco by 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, between the other two that I talked before.

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However, the birria tacos were that made me return once more. Due to, the delicious they are, served with Brisket, Oaxacan cheese o a crispy corn tortilla, coriander, onion and plus 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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