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Tequila Mockingbird


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Tequila Mockingbird is located in Paddington's Five Ways, in a lovingly restored terrace. The menu focuses on sharing plates that showcase a fun and sophisticated twist on traditional Latin American dishes, with the very best Australian produce and a beverage list from around the globe. Executive Chef Regan Porteous and team have created a menu that is informal and versatile, taking inspiration from Mexico through to Argentina and focusing on bold, fresh flavours driven by quality produce.
US$5 - US$46
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, Latin, South American
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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All reviews taco empanadas tasting menu guacamole soft shell crab salmon carpaccio tapas lamb shoulder standout dish steak chilli salad tequila cocktails latin american food service was excellent great cocktails nice atmosphere
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch on Sunday with pescatarians and myself with wheat and dairy allergies. Nothing was a problem...all the shared dishes we had were interesting, varied and innovative...and tasty! Service was excellent. Can't wait to return.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SAgr8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the tasting menu and asked for wine pairings after trying their recommended daily margarita. The margarita was excellent - a nice kick to it from jalapeno juice. The tasting menu is 3 raws, 2 from the middle and 1 from the flame. Every...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank stefanies832017
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Nice place, nice atmosphere, excellent quality food, service was a little sketchy but staff tried to make up for any mistake in a friendly professional way.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Alice D
Reviewed 28 January 2019

We loved this place, great South American vibe and great food and drinks. Service was excellent and they cater for Gluten Free no problem at all. We’re going back on Friday night, can’t wait!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 541garys
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

My husband and I rarely get a night out alone without our children; Tequila Mockingbird seemed like the perfect choice. The ambiance is romantic while perfectly contrasted by the Latin music playing in the background. We came in expecting a relaxing experience and the only...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stacyt57
Leonie B, Manager at Tequila Mockingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2019

Hi Stacy, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're deeply disappointed to hear that you felt the service impeded your experience with us. We take great pride in the service we offer and will be sure to investigate your experience further to...More

Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

Buzzy atmosphere. Irresistible name. Fresh food - but a bit too pricy to say this eatery is good value for money. The candlelit tables were so dim it was hard to see the dishes which - I think! - were well presented. The wait staff...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Leonie B, Manager at Tequila Mockingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Hi Krokorok, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're very disappointed to hear that you found you experience didn't live up to your expectations. Our menu is costed according to the time and great care the kitchen team puts in to preparing...More

Reviewed 16 January 2019

Tucked away on a side street in Paddington, the restaurant has warm, friendly, neighborhood feel. And its busy! The first floor is long and narrow, partially due to the bar and kitchen taking up some of the real estate. The second floor has a more...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Halfcalf18
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Recently experienced a fantastic Sunday lunch at Tequila Mockingbird as a couple. Five course tapas with cocktail starter. The 700gram lamb shoulder was absolutely amazing, the knife went through the meat like butter. The service was also outstanding and along with a bespoke menu of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NeJ1975
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

Food lacked seasoning (REALLY lacked seasoning), service was lacklustre, but the drinks were very good. Menu is limited and choosing something was difficult due to the dishes lacking any appeal to me. Was super excited to try the place after the reviews I had read,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brooke S
Leonie B, Manager at Tequila Mockingbird, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2018

Hi Brooke, We're disappointed to hear your evening didn't live up to your expectations. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@tequila-mockingbird.com.au if you'd like to offer a little more insight as to your experience and help us figure out what went wrong...More

Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Stunning food, fabulous service and gorgeous atmosphere with stacks of charm. We hadn’t reserved a table but they fit us in outside and then when the area was hit with a thunderstorm they kindly fit us in inside. Would recommend this to anyone.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Grimwatt
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Named after its London namesake, the suburb of
Paddington showcases streets lined with restored
Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive
features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies.
It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art
galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the
Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist
attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds
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