Daniel Hansen and his team have moved their pop up Taqueria, Tacos Muchachos into a more permanent location in the boutique Hotel Hacienda in Redfern, just off Cleveland St. A lover of Mexican, he’s opened this place that sells the authentic style Mexican street food in a cool and up beat modern space.
We love the ambience, with its Mexican tunes and bottom floor of the hotel transformed into a cool dining space with modern Mexican themed art and decor, bright rugs and leather couches. Of course, a couple of cacti too. Daniel tells us there’s plans to open a rooftop, which would be cool!
On the menu, you’ll find their famous tacos, nachos, quesadillas and burritos, with beef, chicken or even cauliflower.
Whilst the food is all brilliant, you must try their signature – the quesabirria tacos – a taco that has be fried in meat fat to produce a crispy outer casing, filled with tender slow cooked beef, cheese, onion and cilantro. You then dip this in the accompaniment- a spicy consommé.
We also had the regular tacos and opted for the chipotle marinated chicken, topped with their fresh taqueria guacamole. We chose the corn tortillas and really enjoyed these.
They do a weekly specialty of our favourite meat, the al pastor (spit-grilled pork shoulder) tacos but due to the weather, it wasn’t on this week, so we must revisit for that too.
Drink wise, grab yourself a Jarrito soda, Mexican beer or spicy Margarita.
It’s a great place to enjoy authentic Mexican street food in a fun atmosphere.
179 Cleveland St Redfern
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 5:00pm – Late
Kitchen closes at 9:30pm
The where to were hosted by the venue.