Taco and Tequila Party at Afloat

For one night only, Sydney's El Primo Sanchez and Ricos Tacos are hosting a taco and tequila party on the Yarra.
Andrew Zuccala
February 01, 2024


In 2024, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival consists of over 400 events. Stacks of these involve international and interstate collaborations, where chefs, bartenders and owners fly over to Melbourne to work with local hospitality venues to create short but unique drinking and dining experiences.

One to particularly look forward to is happening at Afloat. Here, teams from two of Sydney's best Mexican restaurants, El Primo Sanchez and Ricos Tacos, are joining forces to throw a huge taco and tequila party on Thursday, March 21.

Afloat and its pool deck have already been slinging tacos and agave-based drinks all summer long, right on the Yarra, so this takeover makes sense.

Ricos Tacos - Afloat Taco and Tequila Party for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Alana Dimou

Paddington tequila bar El Primo Sanchez is running the bars for the night, where its Bar Manager Eduardo Conde and Maybe Sammy co-founder Stefano Catino will be pumping out a massive range of tequila- and mezcal-based tipples. Expect El Primo's signature drink, the Patrón Primo Margarita — which is made with mescal naranja, agave and lime — plus heaps of other easy-drinking cocktails.

For food, Afloat's Executive Chef James Gibson will be joined by Ricos Tacos' Founder and Executive Chef Toby Wilson in the kitchen, serving up six different tacos. Some of Ricos' signature tacos will be up for grabs, as well as a few one-off creations made just for the Taco and Tequila Party at Afloat.

What's even better is that the $85 ticket not only includes a welcome cocktail but also gives guests two hours of unlimited tacos. Then, once your time is over, spend the rest of the night dancing to DJ sets on the water, beneath disco balls and fairy lights.

Arbory Afloat Pool Club on the Yarra River.

Top images: Jake Roden


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