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Little Miss Mexico

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Published March 6th 2013
It's that time of the year again in Adelaide... Mad March as the locals call it, is here. SA's very own silly season comes with every type of music festival imaginable, glorious weather and most importantly, the Fringe. The Adelaide Fringe brings all kinds of art to town, the city is buzzing with events and vibrant characters are in every venue.

My personal favourite experience it has presented to us this year, is pop up bar, Little Miss Mexico. Situated on Grenfell St, right around the corner from the Garden of Unearthly Delights, this exciting venue is in the thick of it.

An evening at Little Miss Mexico is as close as you can get to sipping margaritas and eating tacos in Mexico City itself (or so I'm told by those who have had the pleasure of actually travelling to Mexico). The creators of this gem have gone to every length to ensure the authencity of the venue. The 'street food' menu highlights the delicious freshness of true Mexican cuisine. You will not find your standard doritos covered in melted cheese, but rather an array of tacos and burrito with flavours to surprise the tastebuds. Each seemed so intriguing that I couldn't just pick one or two... or three... well actually I ended up having a taste of all six flavours... whoops! I particularly enjoyed the grilled fish with zesty salsa taco. Paella is also on the menu on selected nights, but in keeping with the laid back vibe of the venue, no formal menu is available prior, just show up and see what's written on the wall!

Then to the bar, which doesn't just serve your typical Coronas and Margaritas; although both are available, I recommend opting for something a little different like Pacifico, which is an imported mexican Pilsner. Or for the wine lovers perhaps a Sangiovese wine by Vinteloper Urban Winery Project, who are crushing grapes for their 2013 vintage on site.... BY FOOT! You can even have a go yourself on certain evenings. Selected cocktails are an option too for those feeling a little fancier... although they are served in jars to avoid any of that pretentiousness people tend to adopt whilst hold a martini glass.

Little Miss Mexico is a go to venue every night of the week, with different themed specials each evening. Don't bother trying to book a table. As you'll see when you stop by, the seating, along with the atmosphere, is very casual... you may end up sitting on a pallet (don't worry they make it very comfy for you).

I do have one criticism though: this should not be merely a pop up venue. This quirky bar is perfect for balmy warm nights, and I would happily rug up throughout winter for a venue that has definitely warmed Adelaides heart.
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Why? Something for the Fringe dwellers.
Where: Grenfell Street
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