Frederico's Bar & Eatery
DIY margaritas and bottomless fajita Wednesdays are just the beginning for this fiesta-ready restaurant in the Central Coast.
If you love Ettalong's lively waterside eatery The Box on the Water, you'll likely enjoy its sibling venue on Gosford's waterfront. Frederico's is a South American-inspired restaurant with DIY margaritas, bottomless fajita Wednesdays and a fiesta-friendly playlist.
Co-owners Monique Keogh and Natasha Nicholson wanted to create a venue that added to the Central Coast's nightlife, and it certainly spices things up. For $58, you can feast on a banquet menu that includes prawns cooked in tequila with lime and chilli, chargrilled rump steak, or Fred's South American paella with saffron rice, chorizo, chicken, prawns and mussels — and a lot more besides.
You can also pick from the tapas menu, which includes Argentinian style serrano ham dusted with paprika and Freddie's Fajitas, which also come gluten free. It has plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, too.
On the drinks list, there are South American wines and local beers, but the real fun is found in the design-your-own margarita; for $16, choose from shaken or frozen, traditional to chilli and mango flavours. Or order a lychee caprioska, a blood orange martini that comes with a health warning, or the fiery Mistress of the Smoke: mezcal, Aperol, Falernum, lime, jalepeño and bitters. Either way, you'll be ready to party.
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