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Paco’s Tacos (Level 1, 500 Bourke Street)

Paco’s Tacos is another of Frank Camorra & Andy McMahon’s (think MoVida) culinary ventures. It has a canteen-esque vibe with food being served from a shipping container turned kitchen, and a lovely outdoor dining area. Most tables have shade cloths or umbrella’s so you can enjoy the Melbourne sunshine (and get a nice dose of Vitamin D) without getting too hot or burnt. I believe they have heaters in the winter time. Overall the food is very tasty, we ordered the Pollo Tacos (6 in soft shell corn taco served with coriander, cabbage and spring onion with barbecued chicken with pickled cabbage, red onion and guiliio mole sauce), the BBQ corn (chipotle mayo, queso and lime) as well as the nachos (tostated tortilla chips, salsa verde, pico de gallo, guacaomole and queso fresco). The corn was nice and juicy, but I have to say didn’t rate next to Mamasita’s famous corn. The tacos were a nice combination of ingredients and very fresh. But at $6 a pop not the best value for money. The nacho’s were a generous serve, and we were unable to finish them. Overall the food was tasty but a little on the expensive side for what it was. I probably wouldn’t return in a hurry as I believe there are better options for Mexican in the same price range. It is however a nice spot for a weekday lunch with colleagues. 

Service: 5/5

Ambience: 4/5

Taste: 3/5

Quality: 4/5

Price: 4/5

Value for Money: 2/5

TUPeG Rating: 3.5/5

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