MEJICO
Sydney, NSW

Mejico is sure to do a roaring trade, if only from customers who are too hungry to wait for a table at Jamie's Italian just next door. Unlike the throngs of new Mexican restaurants to open in Sydney, Mejico offers an upmarket dining experience with its elegant fit out and designer menu.
Accepts
Opening Times
 MTWTFSS
Lunch
Dinner
Address:

105 Pitt Street
Suburb:
Sydney CBD
Contact:
Tel: +61 2 9230 0119
Cuisine:
Mexican
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
License:
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Just when you thought good-ol' Sydney town couldn't take another taco… hola, Mejico! Swinging open its doors, right next to Jamie's Italian on Pitt Street, Mejico has set itself apart from its fellow quesadilla-loving counterparts in various arenas. Firstly, the name. It's not pronounced Mexico, it's "meh-he-co" – the way you say it in North America. I'm usually not one for silly restaurant names but just saying "meh-he-co" gets me all excited. I almost want to break into a Mexican hat dance and twirl my brightly coloured skirt. Almost.

Secondly, the fitout. You may want to leave your feathered headdress at home because Mejico is no ordinary cantina. Owner Dr Sam Prince, of Zambrero Fresh Mex Grill, has spent over $4 million on a design that features fluro pink stools, leather lounges, an open bar and bold hand-painted striped walls. This vibrant aesthetic, together with a team of staff that strut around in fluro pink-and-white striped t-shirts mean that energy levels at Mejico are high. Thirdly, Mejico does not serve Mexican street food. Chef Daniel Schai (imported from Singapore) has created an upmarket menu with dishes such as Achiote chicken and 24 hour smoked pork belly tacos. But the key component in all dishes is freshness. And this isn't the standard claim-to-fresh-produce statement. It's; "You want guac to start?". Smack, bang – the wait staff mash it up right in front of you. "Need a corn fix?" Out comes the grill. Plantain chips are made by hand and the tostadas are baked in-house.

Lastly, there's more than margaritas on the drinks list. In fact, Mejico has the longest tequila list in Sydney. If you don't want to eat, guests can perch themselves at the open bar and enjoy a cocktail or two. Restaurants love to make a claim but most are just that; statements that aren't followed though. At Mejico, they practise what they preach.
Anna Lisle
Bar / Wine Bar
Cheap & Cheerful
Something Different
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105 Pitt Street
Sydney CBD NSW 2000
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eadndel - 23/11/2013
Great atmosphere and food but go when it is not too busy. Loved the the kingfish ceviche and freshly baked tostadas. Groovy wallpaper too!
Rod - 10/11/2013
Great atmosphere, bar snacks are great, but service is appalling. We made a booking for 4 people, when we arrived at 7pm for our 7.30pm table we were told there would be a 1.5 our wait. At 10pm we finally decided to leave and go to another restaurant. Very disappointing.
Walk In - 14/02/2013
Although this funky space isn't yet open, I was lucky enough to be walking past the other night and wandered in for a speak peak. If the warm welcome, the funky features, the fresh produce on display or the incredible selection of tequilas is anything to go by, Mejico is going to be a real addition to city dining options in Sydney! Great space guys, fantastic fit out and thanks for the good old fashioned, down to earth hospitality! Loved!
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