Tequila Mockingbird

4.5
314 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Latin American
Tequila Mockingbird is located in Paddington’s Five Ways, in a lovingly restored terrace. The menu focuses on sharing plates that showcase a fun and sophisticated twist on traditional Latin American dishes, with the very best Australian produce and a beverage list from around the globe.
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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came highly recommended, and did not disappoint. Arrived 30 mins early and we were still able to be seated despite a very full Thursday. The Papi Chulo cocktail was superb!

Had the tasting plate from the new Autumn menu on a table of 2. Could not finish! So delicious and so much food. 2 bottles of Malbec and some good chat (also with the table next to us towards the end).

Definitely coming back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very slow service, pretty crowded in. Great food, great staff, friendly and helpful

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R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of cocktails, good food n service, a bit cramped though.

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ER
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great dinnner with Friends, fab cocktails thank you

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T
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I’ve had in a very long time. Had such a great night here

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EG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the ambiance, the food, the service, the drinks - everything was spectacular! this has become one of our favorite places to eat & celebrate with our friends and family in Sydney.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED !!
Would definitely Return!!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Took 75 minutes in between the entre and the main, completely unacceptable considering the cost and size of the dishes

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service . Tequila Mockingbird cocktail was just mouthwatering beautiful. Loved the tasting plate choices and an enjoyable experience . Thanks

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SL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very fresh and the combination of favours was new and exciting. We have recently been to Mexico and have sampled some of Mexico city's fine dining. Tequila Mockingbird was right up there in comparison - in terms of the freshness of it food, presentation and the favour sensations!

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A
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall we loved the place and would go there again. The only thing that bothered us was we were told we’d ordered more than enough food then we ended up ordering to extra mains as the food definitely wasn’t enough for four of us.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great cocktails and service. Food is tasty but small portions and expensive for the size. Was over $200 for two. Still really like it and will return, but hard to justify it becoming a local that we can visit again and again due to price.

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Well done to the waiting staff for being attentive to our group and for being helpful with the menu!

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a great night. Our main waitress was so helpful with the menu and couldn’t fault the table service. The food was out of this world ! So fresh and it came out in good timing and good intervals. Cocktails were also delicious! Can’t wait to come back for another occasion.

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I have been a few times and I was very disappointed this time. We ordered the banquet, the food was rushed out (obviously because they needed the table by a certain time) and our plates and glasses were taken before we had even finished our food and drinks. Considering we paid $400, quite a disappointing experience this time around.

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LF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Thought the Portion sizes were too small for the price.

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RG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food and great service. Amazing chefs who obviously have a passion for great food. Desserts are good but need some polish.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Service was good. I will dine again.

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EH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Absolutely loved the menu, creative and delish cocktails. Great portions and fantastic food. Normally a tough critic, they’re done a very good job.

2 Staff seemed a bit tiered and rushed more than the norm. May need more training on delivering food and introducing what it is with a smile, instead on putting it down and rushing off.

All in all we’d definitely return. Thanks for a wonderful night.

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HW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best margaritas in town !Amazing food!
Great vibe and atmosphere!
Loved it. Definitely going back!

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v
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu - every dish was a taste sensation including the deserts. Best cocktails in town.

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A
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great ambience, we loved eating by candle light; My boyfriend and I both said we wish we had come here on our first date a year ago, very romantic! Service was prompt and kind, and the food was amazing! Would definitely come back! 😁

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S
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were delicious! Mainly share style plates but still very affordable for the quality!
The service was great and the staff were very attentive!
Most of all, the ambiance was perfect! The music was great and set at the perfect level where you could always hear it but it never distracted you from conversation! 5 stars!

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening. Food was amazing and Eddie was a fabulous waiter.

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FL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous venue tucked away in Paddington.
It’s been on my list forever and definitely did not disappoint. Food is amazing!

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BC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was exceptional, each dish was presented with a detailed description of what was being served. We were there on a Tuesday night table for 4 and the restaurant was not busy.

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JY
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Bravo to the Chef. All 5 shared dishes imaginative marriage of interesting & imaginative flavours that brilliantly complemented each other. Regrettably the service was not up to same standard - somewhat lazy and perfunctory. We had asked for a 3rd dish 3 tacos $33 which was forgotten. No apology. Waiter offered to take the meat dish back to the kitchen to be returned after the tacos. We declined. re-warmed lamb shoulder would not have been as good.

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CA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time dining here, love the menu, staff are friendly and know the menu and the food and drinks, would recommend to anyone who loves food.

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CE
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing cocktails, food was divine! Would definitely recommend.

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MK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. We will be returning for sure. First class service and first class food. The mood was perfect in candlelight. Thanks all!

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious, will be coming again soon! Fantastic service, great food, would recommend!

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ZK
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it everything was perfect lovely environment delicious creative food and friendly staffs xoxo

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is sensational. Great drinks list. Very helpful and attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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EL
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant , we ordered the tasting menu and we were not disappointed. It was beyond our expectations. I highly recommend if you love South American cuisine.

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SA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! Staff is senesational, menu is esquisite - will be coming back!

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C
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our watttess from France was fantastic. Room was a little too cramped and noisy but apart from that a great lunch.

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SO
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The house margarita was one of the best I have had. Tacos and salmon were also delicious 😊

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MC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing place with amazing food. Cocktails were sensational as was the wine. We will definitely be back. Loved it!

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B
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Their signature cocktail is a must have. Fantastic food. Friendly service. A little on the upper side of price but you definitely get what you pay for. Up tempo atmosphere.

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MR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and Service was excellent. Prices are on the high side. We were seated on the top level. It was very loud and rather tight. Otherwise over all excellent.

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