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Trash Taco

Tacos, tostadas and tequila inside one of Fortitude Valley's tiny bars.
By Sarah Ward
May 31, 2019
By Sarah Ward
May 31, 2019

For the past four years, Jacob Knauth has been slinging fried chicken out of The Brightside under the name of Lucky Egg. For his latest venture, he has hopped across the road set up Trash Taco, this time inside tiny bar Barbara.

Mexican bites combine with Barbara's hefty spirits menu in the 100-person venue, which operates from 5pm from Wednesday till Sunday. And yes, the eatery's main dish is all there in its name — in fact, it's very adamant that it doesn't serve up burritos or enchiladas.

Taco fiends can choose from pork, lamb, beef, chicken , vegetarian and bean for $6 a pop ($6.50 if you'd like a flour tortilla rather than corn). Or, you can opt for a make-your-own plate that also comes with pickles, guacamole and salsa, and is available for one ($17), two ($25), three ($33) or four ($41) people.

Want something other than tacos? A few other dishes are on offer, including corn chips ($8), fried pork rinds ($6) and spicy drowned pork rolls ($12) to snack on, as well as chilaquiles ($9) — which are described as 'like nachos, but saucier'. You can also tuck into barramundi ($8) or refried bean ($6) tostadas, or three types of quesadillas ($6.50–8).

Pairing it all with a margarita or some mescal is obviously recommended.

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