Pounding avocados tableside, our Peruvian guacamole girl unleashes a smile so devastating, it’s almost enough to make me love this joint.
I’m not alone: it’s jumping, and nearly every table avails themselves of her signature Market Fresh Guacamole ($9) with plantain chips.
As a chilli fanatic, I was smitten with Mexican Chilli Beer ($10)...
...a great drinking companion to the...
...equally feisty (though definitely messy) Glazed Pork Ribs ($34).
Agave-sweetened hunks of grilled cheese - Queso Fresco ($9) - work better to ease the burning sensation than the accompanying polenta.
Hiramasa Kingfish Ceviche ($16) presented on house-baked tostadas were a little too delicate for my liking, but I lapped up...
...the Grilled Ocean Trout Soft Tacos ($16) decked out with pickled red cabbage, jalapeno and chipotle mayo.
Mexican for me means tequila, so I also delved into Shirin Topaloglu’s excellent tequila cocktails.
Try anything from her namesake Sweet Desire ($16) to my fav. - An Easy Read ($17) - an also easy-to-drink blend of Espolon reposado, pineapple and rosemary.
Perhaps the best use of tequila is their Milk Chocolate Shot ($6) that summoned up Florence & The Machine’s hit - A Kiss With A Fist.
I’m hoping the runaway success here will be enough to make neighbouring Jamie’s Italian rethink that pesky no booking policy…
105 Pitt Street, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9230 0119