Gluten free Taco Time at restaurant in Sydney,
May 05, 2016
After four and a half weeks of traveling that included four weeks on a cruise ship, we were ready for Mexican food. Though we'd eaten very well and high-end on the ship, we missed our food basics -- tacos. I mean we really missed them. A quick Google search yielded the name of a restaurant with good reviews within walking distance of our hotel. After we checked in, backed up our IPads and phones, off we went to find out what Mejico offered.
As soon as we walked in, I figured we'd like the place. It was contemporary and open without being cold, and we saw someone behind the bar shaking up some margaritas. We immediately ordered margaritas, which were made with fresh lime juice, and an order of fresh guacamole. The guacamole was flavored with crunchy pistachio nuts and served with plantain chips. We liked it so much, we ordered another round.
While Mejico offers plenty of gluten-free options from Yucatan-style grilled fish, lamb, and chicken to vegetable paella, we ordered our favorite elevated street food -- tacos. Since I'm a veganish-pescatarian, I ordered the salmon tacos without dairy. While the tacos are not listed as gluten-free on the menu, the kitchen modified the prep and served them on corn tortillas. They were delicious and especially yummy after I dabbed them with some of the flavorful guacamole.
With the tacos, we had the black rice, capsicum, coriander, and habanero salad. The gluten-free, vegetarian three-bean dip looked tempting too.
The next day, our last in Sydney, we feasted on gluten-free pizza at Criniti's and were too full for dinner but we managed to stroll over to Mejico for margaritas and guacamole before tackling one last packing for our morning flight back to the states.