Hola! Lettuce taco ‘bout a new kid in town! Alright, alright! Enough with the puns. But seriously, Barbakoa Modern Mexican is a fresh and colourful dining destination bringing modern Mexican andSouth American cuisine to Essendon in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.
The inspiration for their restaurant and menu was taken from travels to South America, where the owner’s son fell in love with the fresh and exciting cuisine. These guys have our mouths watering with their tantalising tacos and “from the smoking cabinet” their 12 hour smoked pork shoulder.Yep, that’s right... 12 HOUR SMOKED PORK SHOULDER. Got it? Oh, and the burgers and sliders. Not to mention the Mexican and imported beers and the cocktails. COCKTAILS?! HELLO, happy hour!
They have a menu that’s a crowd pleaser and you can customise your dining experience to suit your appetite.
The design and layout of the restaurant is a winner in our books! The front section has been cleverly transformed into a sheltered alfresco-style dining area – perfect for those balmy nights and lazy weekends. Walking through the restaurant there’s a choice of dining areas and nooks making it perfect for family dining, a romantic evening or a night out with friends.
This dining hot-spot resides in a beautiful old house that has been renovated. The space has high ceilings and stunning character fireplaces with mantels that have been decorated with candles,succulents and skulls.
The owner consulted with Carli Cook to achieve the colourful and chic palette throughout the restaurant. Carli sourced the chairs, cushions and home decor from the ever-inspiring ranges at Kmart and Target, and they’ve executed it like pros. There are custom made tables and pallet furniture made by the owner’s son – talk about impressive!
The warm lighting throughout, pallet benches, ivy covered feature walls (love it!) and vibrantly coloured cushions gives all the spaces varying levels of texture which makes this little restaurant very inviting.
For further details or to make a booking check out their website here or get in touch with Barbakoa Modern Mexican – details below.
Ph: (03) 9370 5970
55 Fletcher St, Essendon 3040