Tacos Muchachos

Lockdown sensation Tacos Muchachos has found a permanent home inside a new boutique hotel.
Ben Hansen
Published on March 24, 2022
Updated on March 30, 2022


During lockdown, Tacos Muchachos transformed a Surry Hills cafe into a pop-up Mexican restaurant, serving up exciting Mexican street food dishes to anyone within five-kilometres of the shop.

It proved a hit with locals — people flocked to their quesabirria tacos, takeaway margaritas and al pastor nights. Following lockdown, the cafe took back custodianship of the Surry Hills space, so Tacos Muchachos went looking for a new home.

Now, they've settled on the ground level of Chippendale's new Mexican-inspired boutique accommodation, Hotel Hacienda.

The menu has stayed consistent with the pop-up: nachos ($18), consommé ($4), street-style burritos ($18) and quesabirria tacos ($18). These tacos are what will keep you coming back. The rich and cheesy showstopper are a must-try. And, Sydneysiders are sure to be excited by the unique flat and crispy burrito packed filled with refried beans, sautéed onions, jalapenos, cheese and your choice of fillings.

An exciting rotation of weekly specials are continually popping up, with tortas and al pastor to be added to the menu soon. The Tacos Muchachos crew sourced their al pastor machine from Mexico and marinate their pork shoulder in achiote, pineapple juices and citrus.

As for the drinks, a classic margarita ($10 during happy hour) or agua fresca ($5) spiked with tequila are currently on offer as well as a selection of beers and Jarrito sodas ($6). Head in between 5–6pm and you'll be treated to a happy hour special on drinks, with more cocktails soon to be offered.

Tacos Muchachos is located at 179 Cleveland Street, Redfern. It's currently open 5.30pm until late Thursday–Saturday.


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