Stop, guac and roll into Mucho Mexicano | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Stop, guac and roll into Mucho Mexicano

Got Juan minute to spare? Good, because we need taco ‘bout something – and we’re going to get jalapeño business about it. That something is a new Mexican joint in town, and if you’re mad for tacos, nachos and all things guacamole, you’re going to want to check it out. Mucho Mexicano has moved into Little Stanley Street in South Bank, taking over the space left by Che Asado, and bringing with them flavoursome Mexican street food and plenty of low and slow meaty goodness. Take a seat under the colourful Aztec inspired flags in the outdoor dining area (with plenty of heaters to keep you warm through the winter months) and you’ll be treated to a scrumptious hands on feast, paired with sweet and salty margaritas from their dedicated margarita bar. mexican restaurant brisbane 2Before you order, first things first – be prepared to get hands on and messy, because this is not the spot to wear your favourite white t-shirt to. From the DIY tostadas with corn chips, guacamole, salsa, tender beef and shredded pork, to the seriously tasty tacos with fillings like pumpkin and haloumi or sticky Wagyu beef with grilled onion, you’re going to need to use both hands. The signature dish, and one you shouldn’t go past despite the hefty price tag, is The Mother of All Tacos, an epic board of tortillas, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and your choice of meat. There is a little DIY involved – but even the most inept home cook can handle grabbing a tortilla, filling it with melt-in-you-mouth chipotle braised beef brisket, crispy pork belly or slow cooked lamb shoulder. For those who don’t like to share, Mucho Mexicano has you covered, with street eats like quesadillas and nachos, or larger plates of chicken fajitas or grilled prawns with chorizo and dirty rice. Pair it all with sides like honey chipotle roast carrots, baja slaw and of course, plenty of extra guacamole and finish off with an ice cream taco (or three). mexican restaurant 3The drinks menu is, as you would expect, margarita and sangria heavy, with tipples like coconut or cucumber and basil margaritas just two of the 8 variations to sip through. If you prefer you’re tequila in shot form, they’ve got plenty to choose from, but don’t worry, there’s wine and beer too for the less adventurous drinkers. Breakfast (and we’re very much hoping huevos rancheros) will be coming soon to the new venue on weekends, but in the meantime, you’ll find Mucho Mexicano at Shop 15, Little Stanley Street, South Bank, open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Words by Ranyhyn Akui