by Dan Cunningham and Holly Bodeker-Smith
Updated 9 months ago
A colourful suburban diner plating up a pan-Mexican menu of favourites. There are tacos al pastor (and plenty of other regional styles), Mexico City-style street snacks and a front bar stacked with mezcals and tequilas.
At this healthy cafe from a former boxing world champion – choose from a cup of coffee or broth.
Meat in all its glorious forms is the speciality at this restaurant and bar.
Hand-pulled noodle houses in Chinatown. A lavish dining room in a neo-gothic building. Italian steakhouses on Flinders Lane. And more.
The restaurants shaping Melbourne’s culinary scene, from old to new, affordable to pricey.
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