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Cheap Eats in Sydney’s Inner West


We’ve rounded up the best cheap eats in Sydney’s Inner West; here’s where you’ll find a delicious feed for next to nothing.

  • The Tamaleria & Mexican Deli

    Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales

    Authentic Mexican is a rare find in this town, but you’ll find it at the Tamaleria & Mexican Deli where Rosa Cienfuegos turns out real-deal white corn Oaxacan-style tamales, tacos, burritos and gorditas. Choose a tamale from the menu with pork and green sauce, or there’s a vegetarian option which sees tofu in a red sauce with spicy jalapeño.

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  • Mary's

    Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales

    An institution, Mary’s has been slinging burgers since 2013. Renowned for its loud music and addictive burgers, a night at Mary’s is fun and delicious. From the classic Mary’s Burger to the plant-based Vegan Mary’s, you can’t go wrong.

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  • Emma's Snack Bar

    Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales

    Constantly brimming with eager customers keen to get their fill of Emma’s legendary garlic dip, this Inner West gem also serves up a banquet menu featuring all the major hits – falafel, lamb and pinenut-filled ladies fingers, and fatouche salad; we suggest washing it down with a glass of arak.

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  • Bar Italia

    Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales

    This cheap and cheerful Italian icon has been turning out heaped bowls of pasta and scooping gelato for Sydneysiders since 1952. Choose from a menu of 26 pasta dishes, including spaghetti and meatballs and gnocchi gorgonzola, or order a pizza from the 27-strong list.

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  • Silvas

    Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales

    Serving homestyle Portugese food, including their famous chicken cooked over charcoal served with chips and rice, Silva’s is a long-time Inner West favourite. Start with Polvo Grelhado – tender grilled octopus – or a plate of garlic prawns and finish with a Portugese custard tart made by legendary Sweet Belem bakery from across the road.

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