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Whether you’re craving tacos or Tex-Mex, these Mexican restaurants are sure to satisfy your South-of-the-Border cravings, Hello Joburgers!
Originating as a food truck, Baha Taco stays true to its roots by serving, quick, fresh and always tasty Mexican street food style specialities in the heart of Norwood. Expect light, undemanding meals and tapas that will have you smiling as you leave. With a menu that boasts everything from soft corn taco’s, wood-roasted nachos, quesadillas and sweet treats like churros with chocolate sauce and salted plantain ice-cream with chocolate crumble, this spot is perfect for a laid-back lunch or casual dinner with friends.
38 Upper Grant Ave, Norwood
076 694 7400
Situated at The Zone in Rosebank Mall, Chiapas serves as the best ‘takeaway’ style Mexican restaurant in Jozi. If you’re strapped for time but craving a taco then this is the spot for you. Completely customise your meal and choose from a variety of bases, fillings and salsa’s to create a fresh, simplistic Mexican dish that can be enjoyed on-the-go. With a clean, minimalistic space and a serving counter where you can watch your food being prepared, this spot is perfect for a quick lunch during the work week or a casual bite before a movie date.
177 Oxford Rd, Rosebank
011 268 6644
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With a chef that’s originally from Mexico, it is no surprise that El Jalapeño boasts an authentic menu that features dishes that will take you on a taste trip to South America. Try a traditional favourite like the arepitas which are cloud-like corn meal balls filled with pulled beef and feta cheese.
32 7th St, Linden, Randburg
011 888 0330
LA ROSA MEXICAN GRILLE AND TEQUILERIA
If you’re looking for a restaurant with exploding flavours, an electric atmosphere, vibrant colours and a space that perfectly embodies the magic of Mexico then La Rosa Mexican Grill is a must-try. With a focus on high-quality fresh ingredients and authentic dishes with a modern twist, patrons can expect a taste experience like no other. Fancy a drink? The upstairs Tequileria boasts an extensive cocktail and tequila menu.
Honeydew Village Centre, Christiaan de Wet Rd, Weltevreden Park
011 675 2544
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LA SANTA MUERTE
La Santa Muerte offers a new take on the Mexican culinary trend that has swept through Jozi over the last couple of years. Situated on Melville’s trendy 7th street right next to Hell’s Kitchen, La Santa Muerta offers visitors traditional Mexican favourites made with fresh seasonal ingredients and a unique flare. Start off your meal with feta and tequila soaked mushrooms then move onto the pulled pork tacos with orange chipotle sauce and finish off with a frozen margarita tart.
7th St, Melville
076 609 0383
With four franchise branches, Mexican Fresh is a modern chain café that offers fusion style, grab and go Mexican food. Enjoy everything from speciality burritos, nachos, fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, chimichangas and quesadillas in a choice of vegetarian, beef, chicken or prawn. Each and every dish is made on-site daily using the freshest ingredients. There are a variety of branches so check out their website to find one nearest to you.
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At Perron, you can enjoy rockin’ vibes while indulging in Mexican flavours, tequilas and delicious dishes that can be shared amongst your best friends, family and loved ones.
From nibbles, salads, burritos and speciality meals, Perron surely won’t disappoint when it comes to their menu selection.
There are branches in Llovo, Bryanston and Melville so check out their website for more info.
SALSA MEXICAN GRILL
Salsa is no ordinary Mexican Grill. With Authentic Mexican recipes and traditional cooking methods, what makes Salsa truly unique is the healthy, modern twist that they give each of their signature dishes using organic sustainability farmed ingredients. Pick something classic like a taco or a Mexicano soup straight off the menu or create your own meal if you’re feeling a little more adventurous.
1005 Kirkby Rd, Bedford Gardens, Bedfordview
011 615 4562
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