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Contrabando

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Mexican restaurant

Sydney, NSW

4.6
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Mexican restaurant

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Mexican restaurant
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Jane Simpson Apr 30, 2021
Fantastic lunch at a very good price. We loved the tacos and enchiladas. Delicious See less
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Steph Apr 08, 2021
A bit late to post, but the best tacos I’ve ever had! The bulgogi beef taco and fish taco are AMAZING. Haven’t found a fish taco that is comparable. Looking forward to the day that they reopen See less
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Clara Atkin Mar 19, 2020
Are you hungry and want a bunch of flavours to tackle your mouth harder than those dudes playing NRL tackle each other?! Contrabando is a place I highly recommend!! Taking well known Mexican dishes and flavours and adding a very nice modern twist this place has so many options for you to indulge in. I highly recommend getting the corn (as seen in the third picture) - with a mild spice, delicious cheese, I have never eaten a corn based dish that was so delicious. Service was very quick (though we did arrive right as they opened at 5pm) and they seemed a little over staffed at the time. The staff were really friendly and welcoming and happy to give suggestions! They have a margarita of the month, we had blueberry, which we found very nice and complimenting the rich Mexican flavours. The atmosphere was pumping (I can imagine when it is full of more people) with a mix of pop and indie songs playing! Only thing I would say is the fonts used in the menu - especially the subtitles (as in the photo) can be a bit hard to read. And it can be a little expensive, but the food is quality. See less
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Hussam Galal Mar 17, 2020
Great Mexican in Sydney Lovely staff and delicious food you can’t miss the guacamole. Tapas and enchiladas were also perfect. The churros are slightly different from the typical ones where they are densely covered in sugar. I prefer the classic ones and I would like to request them from the chef See less
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Sachin Doshi Mar 04, 2020
Great food and service. Good variety and plenty of vegetarian options. Higher end of medium pricey but worth it. Margaritas were excellent! Updated menu posted See less
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roee glick Mar 03, 2020
I had the Fish, Beef, and pumpkin Taco's. They were absolutely delicious. See less
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ABCDE Fghi Mar 03, 2020
Went here for dinner, haven't had much Mexican before and was pleasantly surprised. Had the tasting menu and all the dishes was great. Only problem was that there was too much food and we couldn't finish! Definitely recommend! See less
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Gil Ho Dec 16, 2019
Tacos and nachos were good but considering the price, im putting this place at a higher standard. They also provided some “fusion” meals such as a cheeseburger springroll. I didnt find the fusion dishes that great. Obviously atmosphere is great as you would expect. Staff was a tad unfriendly but humans have good days and bad days. Recommend for just tacos and nachos. See less
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Natascha Dec 14, 2019
We went there on our last day in Sydney, right before leaving for the airport. We arrived, had a table booked. We got seated fairly quickly. However, from being seated to actually ordering, it took absolute ages, and the place was empty at our arrival! We decided to do the All You Can Eat Tacos. This was a huge mistake. All of them tasted either disgusting or just edible enough. Pork Tacos consisted out of gummy skin, prawn was undercooked, chicken was chewy, etc. The rules of this are also a tad bit ridiculous. You can only order two flavors at a time. Here’s the thing, if you come with a big group, and you have a bunch of people that have different eating habits - you’re lost. Second one, you have to eat your taco or pay the full price. Which meant, we had to force down those things to a point of almost throwing up. If they don’t taste good, why force us? We did pay a full price anyway. Ordering in between also took a long time. The staff was just walking around like chickens without a head. One order was also taken but not documented, so we sat there for at least 20 minutes waiting for nothing. The tables are a bit close together, staff was walking around the tables like crazy, kept bumping our stroller where our baby was sleeping, until she woke up. Place was freezing cold, doors wide open by around 20°C and windy weather. When we left, we were told that there’s a special daily taco, which isn’t on the official menu but included. Thanks for nothing I guess? All in all, it wasn’t worth it and we left disappointed and with tummy aches. What a way to end a beautiful vacation. See less
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Christian Dodd Oct 17, 2019
Arguably the best way to spend Taco Tuesday in the CBD. They've got a selection of tacos for everyone's taste and they're only $3 on Tuesday! They're a good size, and the flavour combos all work incredibly well. I'd highly suggest the bulgogi beef of you're stuck on what to choose. I'd suggest getting there as soon as you can (we got there at 12 on the dot) because it fills up super fast. The staff were fantastic and our orders came out in good time considering how busy they were. See less
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Parnesh Chand Oct 06, 2019
Food is awesome! Service is very bad. Each dish took close to 10mins to come out. Ordered 5 sets of 2 tacos and it took nearly an hour. I got full from waiting. Fish tacos are the best!! See less
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Alvern Ariston Sep 13, 2019
Great restaurant with very fast service. The tacos here are very flavourful and absolutely fantastic. One of the best places in town to grab a delicious bite of Mexican food. Pleasant service, nice ambiance, amazing food, excellent presentation. Definitely recommend this place. See less
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Sixfoot & Salty Jun 28, 2019
Popped in for the express lunch and it was so great. Perfect amount of food and LOADED with flavour. You can tell everything has been thought out and prepared fresh, no store bought tacos here thank F. The margarita line up is next level and I cannot wait to get in for dinner. See less
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Jacob Timol Jun 21, 2019
Best tasting Tacos in town! Came here for taco Tuesday. Tacos were perfectly priced at $3 each. We each had one of each taco. The service was decent. Staff were busy rushing about but still friendly and smiling. My new favourite taco-Tuesday spot. See less
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Thomas Chhoeu Mar 30, 2019
This place was quite nice and service was good. We ate as a group for dinner and it was good. We were able to have one of each and my favourite was the bulgogi short rib and 12hr braised lamb. See less
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FAQs
Does Contrabando offer takeaway?

Yes, Contrabando offers takeaway services. However we encourage you to call us first.

Where is Contrabando located?

Its located at 131 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

About Contrabando

Mexican restaurant

Contact Details

131 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 9231 0049
Opening Days
Contrabando is open 6 days a week ( Monday to Saturday) and closed on Sunday. Please contact the business for actual opening hours.
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