Quetzalcoatl Mexican Restaurant

11:00am - 11:00pm
153 Unley Road Unley


When Salisbury’s Taco Quetzalcoatl earned a rave review from the New York Times in 2018 labelled Taco Quetzalcoatl visitors flocked.

By 2019, the crowds still hadn’t let up, so owner Margarita Galindo Gallardo decided to open a second, larger location in Unley.

The menu at Unley is similar to the original, featuring house-made salsas, traditional tacos (with handmade corn tortillas), burritos, empanadas, tamales, huaraches (fried masa-dough flatbread piled with toppings), quesadillas and enchiladas covered in a red, green or mole sauce.

The “Taco Rocco” is one of a handful of new additions to the menu: it’s a generous helping of asada (beef), capsicum, spices and vegetables with cheese and soft tortillas. There are also fried-chicken tacos, pozole (a traditional strew made with hominy and pulled pork), and, for dessert, tres leches (three milk) cake. To drink, look out for Mexican beers, tequila and Pina Coladas alongside mocktails and horchata.

Gallardo receives a delivery from Mexico about once every three months from her sister with ingredients she needs at the restaurant, such as dried chillies and spices, as well as decorative ponchos and Mexican art.

Updated: December 13th, 2019

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