In extremely low lighting the other week, we smashed Breakfast Margaritas ($16), Squash Blossom Quesadillas ($14) and tacos of many different (but equally messy) fillings: Spicy Tuna, Beef Brisket, Braised Pork, Roast Pumpkin/Cactus and more ($6 each). At the newly opened Barrio Chino in Kings Cross, we also blitzed through Corn Chips and Guac ($8), served with a traffic-light trio of hot sauces and we finished our eating spree with sugar-dusted Churros ($10): crisp, finger-warming and ready to be coated with chocolate and dulce de leche.
It’s nice to have another decent Mexican eatery in Sydney (no longer is it such an endangered species as it used to be) and not only that, it’s walking distance to music venues like World Bar and FBi Social (where, oh, conflict of interest, I’m throwing a gig this Thursday. What a sneaky reference). The lighting levels at those places are as low/squint-inducing/flattering, too (handy if you have bad aim with chipotle hot sauce or roasted tomato-mint salsa).
Barrio Chino, 28-30 Bayswater Rd, Kings Cross NSW (02) 8021 9750, www.barriochino.com.au