Now Open: Preston's Bar Mexico Pairs Sipping Tequilas and Mezcals with Build-Your-Own Taco Feasts

This two-storey bar is bringing big taco and tequila energy to the Preston end of High Street.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on June 18, 2024

Grazeland Director John Forman recently teamed up with El Taco's Neven Hayek and Sandrow Yalda to create two huge new Mexican bars and restaurants. The first of the two venues to open is Preston's Bar Mexico, a two-storey haven for agave-based tipples.

Located within the former Northside Food Hall on the Preston end of High Street, the bar showcases over 50 tequilas, mezcals and raicillas sourced directly from distilleries across Mexico.

Bar Mexico in Preston

Sure, you can shoot some of these shots with your mates, but they're best consumed like a fine wine. Take your time sipping on these agave-based bevs, exploring different regions of Mexico as you make your way through the list.

But if straight tequila ain't your thing, you can always take your pick from the extensive cocktail menu. Get around classics like a marg or paloma, or change it up by sampling Bar Mexico's tequila espresso martini or tequila old fashioned.

You'll also find Aussie and international beers on tap, plus an impressive selection of Mexican brews in bottles or cans. A handful of wines are also available, almost all by the glass, too.

Bar Mexico in Preston

Siblings Hayek and Yalda are on food duties, and they're serving up El Taco's signature style of Mexican street eats. Start off with crowd favourites like jalapeño poppers, flautas and elote before getting onto the bigger bites like quesedilla, nachos and tacos — the crew's famed birria tacos are a must-order.

If you're after a proper feast, go straight for the build-your-own taco platter. This massive serve comes with slow-cooked pulled beef and adobo-marinated chicken, as well as a heap of fillings and ten corn tortillas that you can fill however you like. It's family-style eating at its finest.

Bar Mexico in Preston

Bar Mexico in preston

Bar Mexico in Preston

Bar Mexico in Preston

You'll find Bar Mexico at 39 High Street, Preston, open from 5–10pm Wednesday, 5–11pm Thursday, from 4pm–late Fridays and from 12pm–late on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, visit the venue's website.

Published on June 18, 2024 by Andrew Zuccala
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