Perth’s Mexican scene is as vibrant as ever, with plenty of casual restaurants, fancy dining options and food trucks to choose from
Mexican food in Perth has found a way to showcase the spices of Mexico whilst highlighting the glorious fresh produce found here in Perth. The Mexican we enjoy in Perth may look vastly different from its authentic counterparts back home, however, what is served are delectable dishes, bright in colour and mouth watering in flavour
Here are our picks for the Best Mexican Food Restaurants in Perth!
Northbridge’s bustling corner cantina has served our fish taco needs for over a decade. Whether you’re popping through for entrada, guac and margherita, or settling in for bigger things like grilled chicken or spicy pork belly con sangria, La Cholita is the informal meeting place for appetites of all sizes. Sample one of their 100 tequilas whilst settling in as your pitstop or final destination
Nominated best Mexican food truck in WA in 2020, we would go as far to say the title still stands. What surprises many is that the owner of this Mexican food truck is Takeshi, a famous Japanese Teppan chef. Takeshi has worked around the world for over 20 years but now settles in Perth, showcasing his talents out of the renowned food truck Rancho Sombrero. Appearing at events across Perth as well as available to hire for events, Rancho Sombrero is the go-to food truck featuring slow cooked meats, sweet, spicy and smokey BBQ flavours as well as a unique sprinkle of asian flavour.
Award-winning modern Mexican in Highgate, El Publico delivers some of Perth’s best Mexican street food. Sip on tasting flights of tequila and mezcal whilst musing on the menu. Too hard to choose between snacks and sharers? Their feed me menu (compulsory for a table of over seven) contains a sampling of pork crackle, empanadas, street corn, mixed grill, and guacamole, of course.
No-frills-attached dishes, Pancho’s plates flavour-packed meals without all of the bells and whistles. Simply satisfying and delicious food. This family-owned classic has been tucked away from the Albany Highway strip for over 30 years. Host-picked classics include chicken and beef fajitas – wrap it up and make your own meal – prawn and avocado salad served inside a wrap or Pancho’s classic, vegetarian burrito. Don a sombrero whilst sharing their fishbowl-sized cocktails. If you can finish it, the glass is yours to keep.
It’s hard to find a better location than South Freo. La Cabana has quickly made a name for itself in a short time of operation with queues out the door on any given night. Abuela’s recipes brought to life through the best of WA’s fresh produce. Wickedly informal dining experience, post-South beach dip, and dog-friendly too. Impossible to go past the corn tentacles, ceviche, or crushed potatoes. Surprisingly vegan-friendly, with cocktails you can’t put down.
Casual, but not quite as grab and go as our chain burrito favs, Hermanos En Cantina is a Tex-Mex dining experience to be had. The slow-cooked beef is their self-proclaimed best-kept secret scattered throughout their menu. Despite boasting parmis, salad, bagels, and the likes, their tacos win with us every time. Simple menu and great service, find them on Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley for an easy opinion for the whole family.
Taco ’bout Delicious: A Guide to the Best Mexican Food in Perth!
Mexican food is best enjoyed with friends. Gather your crew, find your local Mexican restaurant and prepare for a fun evening of good eats and good chats. Casual or up market, this list of best Mexican food in Perth gives you options for everyone’s taste buds. Dine in with Mexican and all food requirements can unite.