Taco Walk on the Wild Side – Say Hola to National Taco Day 2021.

By Leigh O’Connor.

A well-balanced diet is a taco in each hand…so make sure your hands are full come Monday, October 4 as we celebrate all things Mexican, on National Taco Day.

This is nacho average day – it is Juan out of the ordinary, as taco lovers wrap their tortillas around beef, pork, chicken, or seafood, to create a South of the Border version of a sandwich.

Did you know last year Americans ate more than 4.5 billion tacos? That’s more than 790,000 km stacked end to end and would take you to the moon and back.

Here are four of our Mexican favourites to enjoy a taco or two on Monday, plus a recipe for mushroom adobo tacos from Newtown restaurant Calle Rey:

Mt Lawley locals looking for a Tex-Mex fix enjoy tacos and tequila at Hermanos en Cantina on Beaufort Street. This fun and frisky eatery rocks a colourful party vibe with bright pink, yellow and aqua chairs, a wall of Americana signs and wrestling memorabilia as you chow down on a Junk Yard Dog fried chicken taco, with cheddar Jack cheese, green chillies and poblano sauce.

Cha Chi’s Mexican Cantina on Portrush Road in Glenunga is where amigos meet for Mexican fare with flair in colourful surrounds, as sombreros, a rustic water feature and potted greenery set the mood for inspired dining. Drop by on Mondays and Tuesdays for all you can eat nachos, tacos and burritos to feed your heart and soul.

Taco Walk on the Wild Side – Say Hola to National Taco Day 2021.
 All you can eat tacos on Mondays and Tuesdays at Cha Chi’s Mexican Cantina.

Step into Mama Taco’s agave temple on Hardgrave Road and worship alongside West End hombres with a Margarita and taco. From a menu dedicated to the rich food history of Mexico and the ancient spirits of Mezcal and Tequila, satisfy hunger on Monday with tacos like charcoal pork belly, salsa roja, salsa verde, queso fresco, blueberry, jalapeno and apple.

Taco Walk on the Wild Side – Say Hola to National Taco Day 2021.
 Colourful tacos and plenty of Tequila await at Mama Taco.

Trendy Mexican-SoCal cantina and bar Don Pedros on Victoria Street in Paddington may be closed for dining in due to Sydney’s lockdown, but that doesn’t mean you can’t order a takeaway feast to chow down on at home. Think beef brisket or prawn tacos, char-grilled corn, confetti rice and churros with chocolate sauce to finish…arriba!

For more places to get your Mexican on, click here.