Mexico - Food and Liquor, Surry Hills

    image    image    imageTostiditas of crab, almond & green onion mojo, cucumber, lime, grape $8 
With the transformation of what used to be District Dining, is the birth of a new Tex-Mex eatery, Mexico Food and Liquor - Surry Hills. The exuberance of the space is almost like a shrine to Mexican art culture celebrated by the bright and colourful portraits of Frida Kahlo donned on the walls. The outdoor seating bar area is sure to be a favourite and they even have bag hooks under the tables :). Start with a nibble on their crisp tostiditas which is easily demolished in a bite or two. It’s light in flavour and a refreshing way to start the meal, nice clean flavours.  
Prawn, smoked paprika quesadilla, chilli & orange w/ corn salsa $10
Roast eggplant, green onion & walnut quesadilla with black cumin sour cream $12
Who doesn’t love quesadillas?! :D Crisp, toasted tortillas sandwiching scrumptious fillings of prawns, and the vegetarian option of roasted eggplant with crushed walnuts. The prawn was a clear favourite of the two only because of the corn salsa! Best corn salsa I have ever had, I could totally eat a whole bowl of it haha.. I did eat most of it actually ^^”   imageBeetroot, blood orange, chilli peanut salad w/ queso fresco, tostada
Crispy potatoes tossed in celery lime salt w/ spicy tomatillo dressing
Mexico’s fried chicken $14
A delicious salad of quartered wedges of roasted beetroot (I love beetroot!), segments of juicy sweet blood orange, and roasted chilli peanuts. Whilst the succulent fried chicken was less spiced than expected, the tomatillo dressing for the crispy potatoes were bursting in spice, bit too chilli for my tolerance :( 
Coffee and Ancho braised beef rib $16
Frozen strawberry margarita $14
Since I didn’t have time to try it earlier in the day when I came for lunch with Karen, it was a must order especially hearing the praise from Raff! The outside was dark and caramelised with tender meat tearing off the bone without much help from the fork. What I really liked was the toasted puffed grains which gave it a nuttiness which paired well with the slight coffee taste. Nothing beats the refreshing taste of a frozen strawberry margarita :9 Mexican Cola just doesn’t do it for me, but the boy enjoyed it!
Soft tacos:
Prawn special

Wild mushroom 
Pibil rubbed pork w black beans, red cabbage, guajillo, sesame
Wild mushroom, fennel & marjoram, sour cream, toasted pinenuts
This was my absolute favourite dish! From the crunchy toasted pinenuts to the soft taco boat filled with the rich umaminess of the wild mushroom medley. Surprisingly I would not have thought that sour cream would be such a complementary condiment with mushrooms! It was earthy and tasted so natural and real, hard to explain but they were simple flavours showcased outstandingly - the others also sung their praises for this taco!
image*Frida Kahlo inspired face paints on their launch night ^^ 

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