Tag Archives: Mexican

Chili’s Grill & Bar (Tanglin Mall)

I would always see this Chili’s lightbox whenever I was on the bus into town but never got down to trying it. Ive heard good things about this place but the only thing I knew about it was that it originated in the US with the likes of T.G.I.Friday and Applebees etc. Turns out that this American diner was actually from Dallas and started out as a burger joint before branching out to other states and countries and finally reaching our shores in 2009, opening its first outlet at Tanglin Mall.

Came here for an early dinner on Thursday and it was a rather spontaneous decision because while we wanted to have dinner in town, we also needed to be able to catch the bus back to church by 7pm so Tanglin Mall happened to be conveniently located at the crossroads for buses into and out of town.

When I first entered the restaurant, it was low lit and decorated exactly like a typical American diner. There were booth seats, big pictures hung on the walls, a bar at the back of the restaurant with drink specials and records playing in the background. The atmosphere was boisterous and friendly- the sort of place you would want to come to watch a football game at.

The menus were colourful and full of eye catching photographs of the food, it was so tempting to want to order everything that was available! It did not help that the booths around us were all being served with large platters of sizzling and bbq-ed items that smelled so good.

We settled for a Fajita Trio $34 and the trio was a combination of tender grilled steak, marinated grilled chicken and spicy garlic and lime grilled shrimp. Also served together was a container of warm tortilla wraps and a plate of guacamole, sour cream and salsa.

Adelaide Eats: Montezuma’s

Random early dinner with a craving for Mexican food brought us here one day :)

Nachos with Shredded Beef (Full serve) $15.95- Triangles of toasted corn chips, smothered with oven grilled cheese and drenched with ranchero sauce, served on a bed of beans

Extra serve of corn chips $2.95

Combination Dinner $19.95- Carne chilli con carne, beef taco, beef enchilada, served with rice

Was initially a little apprehensive because the reviews online mentioned that this place did not have very good service and the flavour of the food was a little bland. So Im not sure if it was the low expectations we had or the fact that the food did end up tasting good and the service was unexpectedly pleasant that we were very surprised with our experience. I had a good time but did leave very very full. Something about the combination of cheese and beans that gives you that ultra full feeling even after your meal is long over…

134 Melbourne St
North Adelaide 5006
(08) 8239 0949


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Adelaide Eats: Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant- A Pictorial Post

Courtesy of Darren Koh for the photographs! :)

Crispy hot tortilla chips smothered with melted cheese and crowned with jalepeno peppers
Half serve $12.90 Full serve $17.90

Ribs Zapata
Pork spare ribs, basted with a spicy marinade, barbecued and smothered in our special sauce $13.90

Chilli Colorado
A typically Mexican dish of hearty beef chunks in a spicy sauce of red chilli served with rich, frijoles and fresh garden salad $20.90

Bistec Ranchero (250 grm)
Prime fillet steak which has been marinated, then barbecued, served with rice, frijoles and fresh garden salad $24.90


Your choice of tender fillet strips or chicken breast(or both) sauteed with capsicum and onion in a spicy chilli sauce brought sizzling to your table ready to wrap in warm, soft flour tortillas accompanied by salsa fresca, guacamole, frijoles, sour cream and grated cheese. A fun meal for a minimum of two people $23.90 per person

42 Melbourne St
North Adelaide, 5006
(08) 8267 4653

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Margarita’s @ Dempsey Hill

Came here with the family for my birthday dinner! Heard that it was difficult to do walk-ins or even get a booking on the day itself but we were lucky enough to get a table though we only called on the morning itself! :D

I did try the branch at Faber Drive about 3 years ago and so I was curious to find out if the original branch here at Dempsey was any better! :)

Chicken Grande Taco Salad $18- Huge tortilla basket filled with with lots of crisp vegetables, beans, cheese, tender grilled chicken fillets, guacamole and sour cream

Grilled Fish Burrito with Chipotle $24

Kitchen Sink Burrito $20- The tortilla with everything but the kitchen sink! Chicken, beef, refried beans and rice in a large flour tortilla with salsas, cheese, guacamole with sour cream

Food was really good and I loved the ambiance. Very pretty :) Got a few nice family photos taken here :) Even daddy and mummy who are not really fans of Mexican food enjoyed their meal so I guess that says a lot!

Blk 11 #01-19
Dempsey Road

Open Tue-Sun 11:30am-3pm, 6:15pm-11pm

Adelaide Eats: Zambrero – Fresh Mex Grill

Not so pricey but yummy and hearty burritos with a choice of beef/lamb/chicken or vegetarian filled with tomato salsa, chopped onions, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, corn and jalapeños, topped with garlic sauce/red or green chilli sauce and a squeeze of lime, youve got a recipe for some good Mexican food!

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Guide to Rundle Street Restaurants and Cafes

Shop 2, 214-216 Rundle Street
Adelaide, SA 5000