First of all, for anybody who likes authentic Mexican tacos. Certainly, they know how important is to make the “Tortillas” (tacos dough) in house. Well, lucky you, because Taquito the Mexican restaurant located in Carlton makes its own.

On the other hand, always before going to eat a new place, I do my research, well, the most of the time. Because, sometimes I find beautiful places to eat, just going around in the city of Melbourne. But in this case, I checked on Instagram to find out that a famous chef followed the Mexican restaurant Taquito. Besides, if you wanna know who is he, is Ben Shewry the head chef of Attica.

Image by Taquito bar

After that, I considered Taquito a reliable spot because usually chefs follows restaurant with good food. Besides, If were me, surely I am not gonna follow a place that doesn’t give me delicious food. Moreover, In my life, I take it serious, when is comes to “tacos” because being in Mexico, I have tried the best such as at Taqueria Honorio in Tulum. Therefore, knowing about this Mexican restaurant in Carlton, I decided to come to taste its tacos.

Read more about Taqueria Honorio the best tacos of my life.

Samurai Gourmet at Taquito

In fact, once inside, the place cool, the stuffs is kind and comes to your table fast. Besides, the menu comes with smaller plates and what was really interesting for me, was the Ceviche del Dia. Although, it’s a Peruvian dish and not Mexican, I wanted to eat it. Due to, I love fresh fish and more when is marinated in lemon juice. Moreover, there were eight tacos on the menu, four vegetarian and four with meat including one with fish.

Not to mention the “Aguas Frescas” what’s means fresh waters without alcohol, kind of Mexican soft drinks. In fact, where I got the Horchata a homemade drink with rice and almond. 

In addition, also another tasty Mexican food at Taquito were the burritos. That is to say, basically consisted in some filling such as, black beans, shredded Oaxaca cheese and rice wrapped into a flour Tortilla or also it can be served open.

Horchata Homemade Drink with Rice & Almond 

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In fact, for me this drink was good but at the same time a bit average at Taquito. Because, I have tasted in New York City, where there are a vast community of Mexican and of course in Mexico. So, to have drunk it in those places, surely, it was much better. But give it a try, still is good enough and you are gonna know about an authentic Mexican drink.

Ceviche del Dia

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Certainly, I was very glad to have seen it on the menu. Because, Ceviche was part of my weekly dish that I was eating, when living in Chile. Although, it’s a typical Peruvian food as I said before, it has been adopted for the Chilean people. Due to, being neighbours countries delicious food cross borders. In short, let’s go back at Taquito to tell you that this ceviche with dice avocado was very good.

Tacos at Taquito

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To be honest, I love meat and when comes to Mexican food, plus tacos, it must be with meat. And chilli of course. So, I ordered four tacos such as BBQ Ox Tongue, Braised Kangaroo tail, Pork Hock Carnitas and Three Chillies. Although, I liked them all my favourite at Taquito was “Braised Kangaroo tail” very and superior and flavour than the other. Besides, don’t worry about “The Three Chillies Taco”. In other word, it is not spicy at all, disappointed for that because I love spicy food.

Grilled Chicken Burrito

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Above all, the Chicken Burrito was the best for me at Taquito, very fully that one was enough to get happy satisfied. Due to, the only complain about the tacos, they were so small and very expensive $8 AUD each. Hence, the burrito safe my life, delicious and very big.

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Location Melbourne, Australia

Key Information

Taquito Restaurant

Rate: 4,4/5 Grateful/Very Good

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Price: Average per person $$ 80 AUD

Contact: Phone +61 450 651 247/ Email



Address: 350 Drummond St Carlton 3053 – Melbourne

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