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Los Felix Is Woolloongabba's New Hole-in-the-Wall Taqueria Serving Southern California-Style Mexican Bites

The crew behind Sasso Italiano, Casa Chow and South City Wine is now slinging tacos, tostadas, mezcal and margs at this new inner-east spot.
By Sarah Ward
March 24, 2023
By Sarah Ward
March 24, 2023

Woolloongabba's South City Square precinct keeps getting bigger — and before it scores Australia's first Angelika Film Centre, and then a two-level brewpub with a Mad Men-themed chophouse, it has just welcomed in a new hole-in-the-wall joint. Meet Los Felix Taco Stand, which heroes Southern Californian-style Mexican dishes as paired with mezcal, tequila and margaritas.

Now open and trading from lunch through to dinner five days a week — from Wednesday–Sunday — Los Felix is The Talisman Group's latest venture, too. The hospitality company is mighty fond of this patch of Logan Road, with the aforementioned The Wright House set to become part of its stable, alongside already-existing Italian bar and eatery Sasso, Chinese Peruvian joint Casa Chow, Palm Springs-inspired gin-pouring garden bar Purple Palm, and European-influenced wine bar and wine shop South City Wine — and now this.

Taco fans can stop by for an openair bite, choosing from a menu overseen by Talisman's Head Chef Gabriele Di Landri, who has teamed up with San Miguel de Allende-born chef Aldo Lara. The latter is currently Head Chef at Sydney's hatted The Dolphin Hotel, and is known for consulting for Australian Mexican restaurants (see also: Carbón, Sonora and Santa Catarina). Here, he's also taking inspiration from Tijuana.

Those tacos come served in soft corn tortillas with six varieties of fillings, starting with carne asada with guacamole and red onion, Baja-style beer battered snapper with chipotle mayonnaise, and orange confit pork carnitas with jalapeños. There's also lamb shoulder barbacoa, chipotle-style chicken tinga with shaved cabbage and pickled onion, and portobello mushroom with smoked mayo and then more mushrooms — wild and pickled — as well.

Tuna aguachile tostadas, guacamole and chips, and Tijuana loaded fries — which includes chipotle mayo, pickled jalapeños and bacon — are similarly on offer. And for dessert, there's churros dusted with cinnamon sugar, then paired with ancho-infused chocolate sauce.

To wash all of the above down, diners can pick from those aforementioned spirits and margs — which come in classic, Tommy's and frozen varieties — plus beers from Mexico and soft drinks.

Find Los Felix Taco Stand at South City Square, 148 Logan Road, Woolloongabba — open 12–8pm Wednesday–Saturday and 12–6pm Sunday.

Published on March 24, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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