Get your sombrero and poncho ready and head to over to this Mexican cantina in the heart of St Kilda
Owned by the St Kilda stalwarts responsible Galleon café, Radio Mexico keeps it traditional for the most part, there's the roast pork belly Al Pastor (a Mexican classic), lamb barbacoa and rockling ceviche with totopo chips.
You can go the snack route with the menu and choose from the botanas small plates menu. Otherwise, go big and order a plate of tacos or main sized dishes like the mole verde de pollo (chicken with green sauce). Opt for the ensalada options if you feel like a break from the meat-heavy dishes – the frijoles con aquacate y elote (slow cooked black beans with queso fresco and avocado and corn salad) is filling without making you feel like you're missing out on the meat.
Radio Mexico has their own tequila menu and no, they're not saying you should shot the hard stuff over your tacos. Try the tequila flight, which gets you a tasting selection of Blanco, Reposado and Anejo tequilas and sip it like you would wine. If that's much too intense for you, try Mexican versions of familiar concoctions like the spicy tequila Bloody Maria, the Tequila Sunrise or sample the margarita list.
|Venue name:||Radio Mexico|
11-13 Carlisle St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 5-11pm Fri-Sun noon-late|