The 3 best Mexican restaurants on the Sunshine Coast
El Bigoton Mexican Food is an authentic Mexican restaurant in the heart of Mooloolaba (right next to Underwater World). On Tuesday, drop in to order some lunch or have it delivered to wherever you are in Mooloolaba for a delicious flavour of real Mexican food. You can choose from their popular dishes such as tacos or burritos, or order the tacos con queso; a soft corn flour taco topped with salsa, fresh red onion, coriander, lime and guacamole and your choice of meat or vegetarian filling. Fillings for all menu options include refried black beans, beef or chicken strips, pork belly and of course, a spicy chorizo. Top it off with your choice of sauce, from mild to hot, hot, hot! This is the perfect place for an authentic Mexican lunch that is one hundred per cent customisable to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Where: 1/123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557
La Casita Mexicana Restaurant in Caloundra is renowned for serving up delicious authentic Mexican cuisine. If you’re looking for the perfect dinner date, head down to this restaurant for incredible food and drinks. Feeling brave? Start the night off with a shot of chilli tequila and then order nachos with shredded beef to start the meal. You’ll find the meat is absolutely cooked to perfection, so if you can’t get enough of the tender beef why not try the beef burrito and ask for some extra hot sauce to go alongside it. Before you leave, make sure you try their chimichangas that are rumored to be the best in the area, and don’t miss out on a refreshing Midori margarita to accompany your delicious food. The locals love this restaurant that has had a loyal following for over a decade, so you’ll know if you visit La Casita Mexicana Restaurant for Cinco de Mayo you won’t be disappointed.
Where: 126 Bulcock Street, Caloundra 4551
The Prickly Pinata describes itself as a Mexican cantina with a twist. The second you step into this restaurant you’ll feel like you’ve teleported to Mexico City with its brightly coloured walls and quirky décor. Order yourself a chipotle pineapple margarita – a twist on the original cocktail served with chargrilled chilli-marinated pineapple – and browse over the extensive menu of flavoursome foods. You can always stick to your traditional dishes such as guacamole and chips, but we recommend you challenge yourself and try some of their unique dishes on offer. For a starter, order the zesty vegtal taza which is a vegetable mix served with tequila drunk onions, citrus mayo and guacamole on a lettuce leaf. For a main meal, choose a taco or the spicy diabla chicken wings if you want to test your tastebuds. You’ll absolutely love anything you order off this menu, so we only ask that you don’t leave without trying the chocolate crepe or churros for dessert to complete the full experience. If you can’t make it down to celebrate Cinco de Mayo during the week, visit on Sunday and enjoy the live music while munching on the fresh cuisine.
Where: 3/25-27 The Esplanade, Maroochydore QLD 4558
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