14 Jan Mexican Society
Mexican Society is the sister restaurant of the famous Lucky Lupitas and claims to serve up “Mexican food you can’t make at home, gringo!” and yes amigos, indeed they do.
Taking home an award in SA’s 2017 Awards for Excellence, Mexican Society brings Mexican food into the heart of the CBD, in possibly Adelaide’s best foodie locations.
The venue has a cool and calming feel, with funky décor and soothing pastel tones throughout the restaurant. A perfect place to wind down at the end of a long work day.
Serving up a variety of Mexican beers, inspired cocktails, they also stock Adelaide’s most extensive collections of Tequilas and Mezcals.
They have an entire menu showcasing this authentic Mexican Liquor, including tasting notes that details the aromas and flavours each variety offers.
Lychee margarita. Tequila blanco, lychee liqueur and fresh lime. The margarita was so smooth and sweet, that you could probably drink a couple and not know what hit you.
Smoked guacamole. Avocado, toasted almonds, pepitas, tomatoes with corn and plantain chips. The guacamole was similar to Lucky Lupitas except the plantains added a more savoury flavour.
Tostada de salmon. Shaved lemon-beetroot chipotle cured atlantic salmon, smoked corn, mayonesa and cilantro pesto. The salmon was dyed a deep burgundy colour from the curing with a buttery soft yet meaty texture. They were like little mouthfuls of heaven.
Grilled chicken taco. Corn tortilla with achiote grilled chicken, pickled red onions and guacamole. The chicken was moist but a little uninteresting.
Baja California style chargrilled octopus. Grilled octopus tentacle, parsley pesto, salsa and guajillo dressing. The octopus tentacle was tender with a beautiful bold and smoky chargrilled flavour. The pesto added an herby punch of flavour while the salsa was subtly sweet.
Mexican Society does a good job in standing out on its own. It has a unique style and flavours so it doesn’t feel repetitive at all.