Mexican food in Sydney is generally hit and miss. More along the lines of those nasty (but tasty) Old El Paso cook-at-home meal kits you can get at the supermarket, the newly opened Mad Mex in Darlinghurst looked promising.
After being spoilt for choice when it comes to Mexican food in New York - Mexicana Mama in Greenwich Village brings back happy memories; I was looking forward to having good Mexican again.
The store fitout looked the part - empty bottles of Corona creatively suspended from the ceiling as a sort of light fixture, bottles of hot sauce on tables, a selection of Mexican beers and magaritas (yesss!), and a big open kitchen with the fresh ingredients you can see. It has a similar setup to Burritoville, where staff are lined up along the counter, ready to prepare your burrito, or taco if you so fancy, to order.
After consuming one beer too many last evening, I stopped by and ordered some takeout. I have to admit I don't recall how it tasted, since I inhaled it in record time once I got home. What I do recall though, is that it was on the pricey side. About $23 for a burrito and taco. $2 extra for the guacamole you see. Very sneaky.
Must do another taste test soon for a proper verdict.
Sydney Morning Herald review of Mexican restaurants in Sydney.