Few things can get us up and out the door before 9am on a weekend, but breakfast at Los Tacos Azules is well worth the bright and early start. The tacos here are handmade with blue corn masa harina and have a distinct indigo hue to them. Behind the counter, chef and owner Marco Garcia dishes up a wholesome array of tacos, chicken tamales and other classic dishes from his home country of Mexico made with seasonal Japanese produce.
Offerings range from the simple, single-filling avocado taco to carnitas en salsa tacos (our favourite), such that every morsel you tuck into is rich and flavourful but never greasy. The tacos, offered as single servings, are surprisingly filling, so be careful to leave room for the chilaquiles (a traditional Mexican breakfast of quartered and fried tortillas) with optional – but really essential – toppings of a soft-boiled egg and avocado.