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Mexicali Rose

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103 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
+61 3 9429 5550
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Sure, there are a ton of newer, trendier eateries calling themselves 'Mexican', however this Swan St staple still delivers some of the more authentic Mexican fare (and a splash of Tex-Mex) I've found in Melbourne, all at very reasonable prices. A great range of Mexican beers by the bottle as well!

Thank ChrisNash1979
Melbourne, Australia
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162 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2016

Had dinner here a couple of weeks ago. Very nice food, but much smaller sizes and more expensive than ever before. Gluten free available too. The service, however, was terrible - meals came at different times, no one checked if we needed more drinks, and the water bottler was never replaced, until i went up to the bar to get... More 

Thank octoplaits
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Wanted something quick before yhe football game. Mexican rose food was fast and tasty. Burrito was fresh and tasty. Happy to recommend

Thank harry k
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67 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2016

We stopped by here to have a quick meal with our family prior to the Rebels Rugby match on Saturday night. I am allergic to capsicum so it is always a huge risk for me going to a Mexican restaurant as they always seem to put capsicum in everything. They were extremely helpful in directing me to those dishes which... More 

Thank tg0404
Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 26, 2016

So I'm an exchange student from the states, and LOVE mexican. I've had a terrible time finding places that are decent where I go to school, and was so excited to try out the places in the foodie paradise that is Melbourne. First off, I was absolutely delighted to find that their menu had queso dip (cheese dip). I've missed... More 

Thank Emily M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

After growing up in Arizona, eating authentic Mexican food all my life and then moving to Australia 3 years, I have had to accept that I would probably never taste authentic Mexican food here. To my happy surprise, on a trip to Melbourne, I accidentally discovered Mexicali Rose. I ordered several dishes that I know very well and knew would... More 

Thank Marilyn C
Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We visited here with a group of 8 and the service was good, the food came out really fast, however the food almost tasted like it had been microwaved it was quite soggy and tasteless. Everyone ordered a range of different food but it all seemed just average. Wouldn't recommend sadly.

Thank Kate T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2016

The food is absolutely fine for Tex Mex. We wanted a great pile of nachos, and that was what we got, though the three of us dispensed quickly with the guacamole and salsa sides and needed to order more. We had ordered only the nachos, intending to order more food after we were finished them, however found ourselves being pushed... More 

Thank MargieBell
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Pre Corner Hotel gig we had a cheap and cheerful dinner here on a Saturday night. Alcohol service was the quickest I've ever experienced! My chicken quesadilla was tasty and just the right size. The nachos looked delicious and the tacos (carne and pollo) adequate. Not gourmet food, but ticked the boxes on the night.

Thank MelbourneJanine
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here one night and booked an outside table which is perfect for this great spot on Swan St. Good menu choice and the kids liked what they ordered. Service ok and good for an easy place to dine for a good Mex meal.

Thank Ed V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9429 5550

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