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Chingon Cantina y Taqueria

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413 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
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Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Sangria was good, enjoyed it out of a paper cup. Corn was pretty good, enjoyed it out of a paper cup. They forgot our nachos but were quite nice when they came, enjoyed them after our tacos. Tacos were fine except the brisket it was chewy and inedible, the chicken and the prawn tacos were nice. Meal was $120 for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

I'm not sure if the restaurant has changed hands but 4 of us went for dinner on Saturday night and it was terribly disappointing. Our $16 cocktails were served up in tiny paper cups with a straws and the $23 taco's (choice of 4) were the worst I have eaten in a long time. The quality of the ingredients was... More 

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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is great. It is well priced and you get a lot of food with the banquet option! It's fun the staff are nice and the margaritas are generally great. For all these reasons I decided to take my family there when they visited us we had a large group and therefore had the banquet option. The food was... More 

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1 Thank Sophie G
Wodonga, Australia
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152 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Three of us had dinner here recently. I suspect it's the most authentic Mexican food I've ever had in Australia. It was fresh, tasty, filling but not excessively heavy...just terrific. The staff were warm, friendly and helpful in guiding our choices. It cost $75 for the three of us, and we couldn't have eaten another thing. (That didn't include drinks,... More 

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1 Thank Ellyn M
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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40 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

We attended a mates birthday here and had a great night.. The owners have gone above and beyond with the lay out inside, it really is impressive. We enjoyed the food while we sat upstairs outside on a lovely evening.. I do feel sorry for whoever lights all the candles though.. Well worth a look!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Read some great reviews so had to try while visiting as we are mad mexican food fans. Food was ok, standard. Nothing displeasing. Wish I could say the same for the service and attitudes. Staff started off great, attentive but that soon changed to moving around without purpose. Oh and there was a rude hipster man with fiery red hair... More 

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1 Thank Matibemi
Melbourne, Australia
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136 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed November 23, 2015

I thought that the taco filling was superb. we had quite a few, including beef and black beans, fish, vegetarian and chicken. however, I wasn't blown away by the actual taco shell.

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Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant changed hands a few months ago. A couple of changes were apparent immediately. The guacamole and margarita I ordered were possibly the best and most interesting I had experienced for a long time. Chile infused margarita in a freezing margarita is a clash that keeps you intrigued until the end. Guacamole is good, very good. Great blend of... More 

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Thank Bill S
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Reviewed September 25, 2015

Salsa or Guac? Why don't we have both!? *cheers* Then 2 chicken, 1 pork, and maybe the fish taco. All very tasty. But they drown everything in lime. Too much. I always end up walking down swan st like I'm going to explode!

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Thank SantosLHalpar
Windsor, Australia
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152 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2015

We popped in here on a random Tuesday night following a recommendation. The menu is focused on soft shell tacos, that's the speciality. We ordered some chips with both guacamole and salsa, which was the way to go as either on their own I think would have been too plain. The drinks menu was very hard to read, personally I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?