I may be speaking generally, but us Mexicans have some serious difficulties finding authentic Mexican restaurants in Adelaide. We are tired of chilli con carne and chicken fajitas, because that is not what our mamas and abuelas used to cook for us, and it makes us seriously home sick to not be able to eat a good taco from the bonnet of a car or a shared wooden plank with 10 other hungry individuals.
Luckily this nostalgia can easily be cured by going to Maiz and Mezcal, a proper Restaurante Mexicano, brought to you by a lovely Mexican family, in a lovely Mexican setting, serving dishes made from Mexican ingredients.
Only a 15 minute drive from Adelaide city into Magill Road, Maiz and Mezcal has a good variety of traditional Mexican dishes including tacos, cochinita pibil, quesadillas, tacos al pastor, flautas, huaraches …. the list goes on and on. They also serve Mexican beers and flavoured waters, including Jamaica, tamarindo and horchata.
If you are reading this with a frown, thinking what in the world is horchata or huarache? Then you might need to properly read the menu or ask the friendly waiters who are very willing to recommend you something. If you are reading this smiling, then you are most likely a Mexican drooling on your keyboard and calling your compadres to join you for dinner.
You will enjoy the food,regardless of where you're from
But it really doesn't matter where your taste buds are from, Maiz and Mezcal will most likely please your palate and warm your heart, the warm decor and relaxed vibe makes it easy to polish your plate and enjoy a tequila whilst listening to some cheery mariachi music.