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Cinco de Mayo in Sydney: The Lansdowne and The Happy Mexican Fiesta

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Get ready to spice up your Cinco de Mayo festivities, Sydney! This year, The Lansdowne, a beloved city staple since the roaring ’20s, is flipping the script from its usual brews to an explosion of margarita madness, blending its historic allure with a twist of fresh excitement. What’s more exhilarating is the arrival of Melbourne’s culinary sensation, The Happy Mexican, making its grand debut at the iconic Lansdowne Hotel to sprinkle some authentic Mexican fiesta into your celebrations. Launching the party vibes early in April, and leading into the Cinco de Mayo spirit, The Happy Mexican will be dishing out irresistible $2 tacos every evening from 5-6pm. Yes, you heard it right – it’s a taco fiesta, and everyone’s invited, no RSVPs required! Brace yourselves for a lineup of tantalizing flavors, from succulent roasted chicken breast and zesty marinated pork to crispy beer-battered fish and the show-stopping slow-cooked beef birria tacos. Vegetarian delights like Calabacitas and Nopales aren’t forgotten, ensuring a plate for every preference. Behind this culinary revolution is the genius, Julian Romero, and head chef Jesus Rios, a maestro of Mexican cuisine from Mexico City, bringing over twenty years of experience to dazzle Sydney’s adventurous palates. “We’re thrilled to serve up a spectrum of unique, authentic flavors right from the heart of Mexico to Chippendale,” says Rios. With legendary dishes like Quesabirrias and a diverse menu catering to all dietary needs, The Happy Mexican promises an unforgettable dining experience. But what’s a fiesta without drinks to toast? The Lansdowne’s drink menu is equally… Read More

Where to have a Mexican fiesta in Sydney

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It’s that time of the year again, where the flavours of Mexico descend upon us with an exuberance that can only be found at SoCal’s Taco & Tequila Fiesta! This year, we’re turning the heat up with a lineup of events that promise not just a taste, but a full immersion into the vibrant Mexican culture. From the toe-tapping tunes of a live Mariachi band to the adrenaline-pumping chilli eating contest, we’re serving excitement on a platter! Cinco De Mayo Launch Party – The Ultimate Sunday Session Mark your calendars for May 5th because we’re kicking off the festivities with a bang! Immerse yourself in the ultimate party atmosphere as we transform our space to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Enjoy live music, $15 margaritas, and tacos that will have you coming back for more. The fun starts at 1 pm with an acoustic duo and ramps up with a DJ and a surprise Mariachi band performance. Trust us; you don’t want to miss this! Find out more about the Cinco De Mayo Party Taste of Mexico, Dinner & A Show – A Culinary Journey On Thursday 9th & Thursday 23rd May, join us for a special evening that whisks you away to the heart of Mexico. Prepare to be mesmerized by a live Mexican dancing show while indulging in a sumptuous feast curated by our Head Chef Joel Doyle. At $79 per person, including a starter, main, side, and dessert – plus a welcoming margarita – it’s an experience that marries flavor with culture. Book… Read More

Tequila with a conscience: creator of the sustainable farm-to-glass Altos Tequila offers bartenders and venues a chance to shine

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By bartenders for bartenders. Born out of a desire to fulfill a perceived gap in the market for a high-quality tequila for cocktails, mixologists Dre Masso and the late Henry Besant collaborated with master distiller Jésus Hernandez to create Altos Tequila in 2009. Crafted from 100% blue agave in the heart of Los Altos, Mexico, the farm-to-glass spirit works to retain its authentic Mexican roots whilst continuing to grow as a modern brand; each tequila partly utilizes the 500-year-old traditional Tahona method, prior to being distilled in small copper pot stills. Sustainability is at the core of Altos Tequila’s production processes, with the Altos distillery in Jalisco, Mexico consuming 47% less water than the industry standard and implementing a zero-waste landfill certification plan. A key sustainability practice is Altos’ promotion of sustainable businesses to the venues they supply to, working with local artisans to produce reusable drinking vessels fashioned in a local style, and utilizing local flora and fauna behind the bar. Pernod Ricard celebrated Altos Tequila’s commitment to the environment and launched their new sustainable bar initiative, Cantina Ecológica, with an intimate lunch at Chula in Potts Point. Over tostadas, tacos, and flan, Altos Tequila 100% and The Tahona Society co-founder Dre Masso introduced the competition for bartenders and venues. Bartenders and venues can enter Cantina Ecológica by submitting a mini-business plan outlining their innovative initiatives to drive sustainability in the hospitality industry. Eight competitors will be selected to showcase their initiative during a dedicated Altos Cantina Ecológica week held in February 2019 in… Read More

How to get free burritos in Australia on 23 May

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If there’s one thing we don’t have enough of in Aus, it’s Mexican food. Good thing Zambrero is about to play the proverbial jalapeno and blow your socks off with the news that this 23 May, they’re whipping out all sorts of free burritos to Mexicana food lovers around the country. It’s gonna be good. But, why? To celebrate the launch of Zambrero’s smokin’ new Barbacoa Beef, they’re treating the masses to thousands of free burries across nine cities. Check out Zambrero’s Facebook, which is where they’ll reveal the locations as they unfold from tomorrow. As part of the launch as Zambrero is also looking to answer the ‘big and beefy’ questions on the day, and people will also get the chance to voice their ‘biggest beef’ with their city. If people aren’t near one of the locations, 168 participating Zambrero restaurants across the country will be offering a buy-one-take-one deal on the 23rd, too. Yum.