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“Owners need to make some big changes......”
Review of Hot Tamale

Hot Tamale
Ranked #58 of 405 Restaurants in Darwin
Price range: $5 - $23
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Hot Tamale is the Northern Territories premier Mexican Restaurant and Bar located at the beautiful Darwin Waterfront. Our cuisine is driven by a passion for fresh flavourful Latin American fare, with a focus on Mexico City's wonderful street food as will as the Mexican style from Southern California and Texas. Amazing vibrant flavours. Hot Tamale is also home to the Southern Hemispheres largest collection of Tequilas and Mezcals. A wonderful collection that includes some of the finest tequilas you can purchase. Our cocktail list focuses on highlighting the different variations of tequila mixed perfectly to make beautiful cocktails.
Reviewed January 24, 2014

The location is fantastic, but that's about it. Second visit and it seems more like fast food mexican than authentic mexican food, very bland. Waitresses are nice, but the guy behind the bar that makes the cocktails is sooooooo rude, I can't understand how the owners could employ somone like this. It was nice listening to the mexican music in the background, but then it got changed to top 40 music - why??????

It's such a shame as it could be a fantastic restaurant and buzzing like other restaurants in the strip.

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Great location. Over priced for what you get, food was ordinary and i mean ordinary. Customer Service was ok they tried hard.

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Came here for dinner last night with a few friends and felt the experience was less than average.

The food portions were quite small for the price, the tortilla chips were stale, and the nachos came out with the tiniest amount of sour cream, guacamole and jalapenos- fortunately we were not charged extra when we asked for more. Also, the guacamole was very bland, which is disappointing because it is something so easy to make!! Overall, the taste of the meals was average- and I personally make better nachos at home. I guess I was expecting a little more from a Mexican restaurant.

The margaritas were good though, and whilst the service wasn't incredible, the staff were attentive and efficient.

The outdoor seating was not very comfortable and my back was hurting by the end of the night.

Beautiful location.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

There is something missing making this place great.
The menu is fairly comprehensive but the quality is just so so.
There is an amazing selection of tequila, and the manager at the time was kind enough to give us a guide to the varieties available, showing his knowledge and enthusiasms for tequila.
The furnishings are very simple but may well be representative of an authentic Mexican restaurant, but really feels like a food court.
This place has the potential to be awesome

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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Had a great night dining at Hot Tamale on NYE 2013. The staff were so very friendly and accommodating, their service was great and with a smile. The location on the waterfront is brilliant. And then there is the food. My wife and I have different tastes, but we were both very well catered for. Incredible menu and drinks. Save room for the chimichunga's though, What a brilliant desert. A great way to finish the year and bring in a new one.
Well done and Yes I will be back.

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