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Ricos Tacos

This popular taco truck has found a permanent home in Chippendale with a rotating menu of tacos and weekend breakfast.
By Ben Hansen
February 23, 2022
By Ben Hansen
February 23, 2022

After spending time at Gelato Messina Rosebery, Rocker and Grifter Brewery, Toby Wilson and his adored Sydney taco truck Ricos Tacos have found a permanent home in Chippendale. Located on Meagher Street, the new bricks-and-mortar outpost sees Ricos expand its always-reliable menu, and allows Wilson to experiment with new dishes and flavours.

At the centre of the menu in Chippendale is, of course, tacos. You'll find Ricos classics like chorizo, potato and egg, with a rotating list of specials and one-off creations mixing things up.

The most exciting addition to the menu at the Chippendale restaurant is tortas. These Mexican sandwiches generally come on long crunchy bread rolls similar to those used with banh mi; however, Wilson's version more closely resembles a burger, with his tortas served on soft milk buns. Inside the buns, you'll find the likes of house-made chorizo paired with black beans, fermented chilli, charred tomato salsa and pasilla mayo — or beer battered fish with a healthy serving of the mayo, as well as salsa roja and salted cabbage.

Another fresh set of eats that Wilson has brought to Ricos: a brunch menu. The restaurant initially opened late in 2021 following a hasty ten-day renovation in order to open a takeaway window during lockdown, and this initial setup offered breakfast and lunch, giving Wilson and co the opportunity to experiment with some new early-morning items. The result has been the addition of breakfast tacos, crispy-brown hash browns, and rich stacks of pancakes topped with chorizo syrup and butter.

Now open for dining with a simple but playful interior complete with a mural by Mike Delaney, Wilson's former business partner at The George, Ricos is only looking to grow from here. Eventually, the plan is for the opening hours to be pushed back, moving breakfast to brunch and introducing dinner.

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