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Chingon Cantina y Taqueria

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Published January 10th 2013


Move over Japanese, Vietnamese and Italian cuisine, it seems that Mexican is the new flavour (no pun intended!) of the month. And leading the way is Chingón, a funky, new taqueria, located in Melbourne's home of Mexican food; Richmond.

Chingón, which is Spanish for 'extremely awesome', was opened by two brothers, mid-2012, and is certainly living up to its name. With its lively atmosphere and unique, rustic interior, Chingón is not your average restaurant. Using the freshest ingredients, the brothers pride themselves on making authentic Mexican street food, emulating the traditional food made and sold on almost every corner in Mexico.

The menu is simple, yet flavoursome. There are six hand made tortilla tacos to choose from, ranging from pork and grilled pineapple to grilled fish, red cabbage and feta, although with Chingón's any 4 tacos for $20 deal, you'll be sure to try more than one! And it's not just the food that 's authentic - bamboo plates, plastic cutlery and paper cups are used, not to cut costs, but rather, to complete the genuine experience.

At the moment, Chingón only offers BYO, however it won't be too long before a traditional drinks menu, consisting of tequilas, beers and cocktails, will be available to wash down all that goodness.

Word is out; this taqueria is here to stay.
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When: Monday and Tuesday- 17:30 until 23:00
Wednesday through Sunday- 12:00 until 23:00
Where: 413 Swan Street, Richmond, VIC 3121
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"bamboo plates, plastic cutlery and paper cups are used, not to cut costs, but rather, to complete the genuine experience". How very UN-sustainable, the rubbish coming out of this place must be enormous (even taking into consideration paper cups and bamboo plates will supposedly break down)! Not to cut costs indeed - hands up everyone who believes that smoke and mirrors story.
by chook (score: 0|2) 2256 days ago
I love a bit of Mexican food. So, after reading this review I couldn’t wait to experience an authentic take on Mexican street food. This place totally exceeded my expectations! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. P.S Chook - My hands are down!!
by renee (score: 0|2) 2250 days ago
I love a bit of Mexican food. So, after reading this review I couldn’t wait to experience an authentic take on Mexican street food. This place totally exceeded my expectations! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. P.S Chook - My hands are down!!
by renee (score: 0|2) 2250 days ago
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