The outdoor space at Los Villanos is as bold and inviting as a Mexican fiesta. The restaurant was originally a wine bar, which explains the long, impressive bar in the interior of the restaurant, behind which are housed those many and varied forms of tequila. But outside, bright, colourful bar-style tables and seating dominate, with plenty of fairy lights and pumping music.
The menu is all about the greatest hits of Mexican street food, from elote through to tostadas, nachos, quesadillas, and of course, tacos. But rest assured, this isn’t just expensive fast food.
Los Villanos offers flavours from the Mexican canon that you might not have tried before, such as the octopus tostada with saffron mayo; ox tongue and ghost chilli cabbage taco; and goat barbecoa with green mole and green rice.
Because of its location in the Barracks, Los Villanos is a good choice if you’re headed to an event at nearby Suncorp Stadium, or to grab a bite to eat before a movie at the Palace Cinema. Parking at the Barracks is free for the first two hours.