Ricos Tacos

After years of running his Sydney-famous Al Pastor tacos out of roving food carts and temporary kitchens, Toby Wilson’s nomadic streak came to an end with the opening Ricos first permanent space in the backstreets of Chippendale.

He’s transformed the corner-store building into a sunny dine-in taqueria, with splashes of yellow and white paint, peach-coloured foldable chairs, playful graffiti art painted straight on the walls, and a cork countertop at the window. A TV replays classic ’70s football matches for added nostalgia.

People had been following Wilson and his tacos around for years – from his Ghostboy Cantina eatery in a Chinatown food court, to Taco King at the George Hotel in Waterloo and to the aforementioned food truck and cart.

Unlike those venues, the menu is split into breakfast as well as lunch. Various breakfast tacos, such as chorizo and potato with a soft-boiled egg, are available in the morning along with filter coffee from Sample. Ever popular are the chipotle-salted hash browns; and pancakes with butter, salty-sweet chorizo maple syrup and crispy chorizo bits.

Later, you'll find chorizo and potato tacos without the soft-boiled egg; beef and bean barbacoa tacos; fried cauliflower and maca-tahini tacos; and fish tacos. A menu of tortas (sandwiches) is just as impressive. The snackable corn chips and salsa are here, too.

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Updated: May 18th, 2022

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