Tequila Mockingbird

4.6
365 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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JW
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific. Innovative Latin American tapas. Staff are excellent.

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JH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service, food and atmosphere. We will return again soon.

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JN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service and the staff and events coordinator were so accomodating. No hidden surprises. Also no fuss catering for vegetarians and gluten intolerant guests.

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E
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great restaurant which we stumbled on whilst looking for a relaxed venue for our date night.

A creative and inventive sharing menu with knowledgeable staff and there is a great vibe to the whole place.

If you want something a little different check this place out, it is well worth the visit!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, even better prices

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SL
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dishes that excite your tastebuds, inviting decor, cosy ambience, prompt and friendly service - ticked all the boxes for a great night... a little on the pricey side but worth it for the experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational food and amazing service. Will definitely return!

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DB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for the tasting menu with a glass of Malbec thrown in! Five courses a little bit too much but they were all delicious. Definitely my favourite restaurant in Paddington

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome dinner, fabulous cocktail, friendly service and delicious wine!

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

There was a great mix of food and we enjoyed everything we ate!

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MK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time, our meal was delicious. Ant who served us was so hospitable, very warm and went over and above. We can’t wait to come back!

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MB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighbourhood restaurant that i always take guests to and they never disappoint.

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ZA
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place, lovely food & atmos. Liked the bar too.

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JE
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good vibe! Very noisy and tight for space.

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FC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and cocktails. We had the set menu and were not left hungry. In fact we struggled to finish. The plates were nicely space in delivery. Lost a star for noise. It is a very narrow space and noise bounced off the walls. Would still return though.

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MP
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time diner and the service and food was brilliant. Chose the tasting menu and glad we did! Beautiful ambience felt really cosy. What a great restaurant, felt I was overseas. Staff were really helpful! Overall positive experience and will be back! ❤️👏

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BD
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints! The service and wine list are exceptional. Such a well thought out seasonal menu that is always a winner.

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Love the menu, food is awesome, great service and super friendly staff 😋

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WN
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was outstanding! All around, the food was incredible and the cocktails superb. Definitely be back

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KJ
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Great food, very disappointing service. We were frequently rushed and hurried, despite spending close to $500 for four people on multiple dishes and drinks. There were some tables available near us, and they said they were trying to move people on after 2 hours, for the next bookings.

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on May 22, 2019

Hi KayJay, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. All tables are allocated for a 2 hour sitting as noted on our online booking portal when proceeding with a reservation. It is with the intention of great service that we aim to have the table ready for guests booked behind, to honour their reservation time. We apologise that you felt rushed, should you require an extended dining time in future, call us on 02 9331 6749 and we can advise alternate seating times. Warm Regards, TQM

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

please keep the 10dollar margaritas and 2 for 10 ceviche tacos! they are always amazing!

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KN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great cocktails and foods. We didn’t get the best seat as it was nex to the aisle, but we were happy overall

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SC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Food and hospitality as allways - Thanks Tequila team

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I went around July last year and it was fantastic, we were seated downstairs in the main restaurant, we were just two people. On Friday we were 5 and seated upstairs which was a bit squished. The food was fantastic but I think they were short staffed/its difficult for staff to navigate the small table layout. They were a bit slow on the uptake but the cocktails were fantastic!!

Tequila Mockingbird
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hi Charlotte, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We aim to provide an intimate dining experience in our converted Paddington terrace, which we hope adds to the charm of the Tequila Mockingbird experience. We're disappointed to hear you felt service lacked upon your visit and endeavour to make sure this doesn't happen again. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon to experience Tequila Mockingbird as intended. Warm Regards - Leonie Baker Marketing & Events Manager

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LJ
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about Tequila Mockingbird. The ambience, delicious food and wine, the lack of loud music, the decoar, and especially the name :)

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ED
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I put in my mouth was to die for and the service was a spectacular. Highly recommend.

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VC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service, very nice and relaxed atmosphere. Great cocktails. Definitively recommended.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and setting for a wonderful meal with friends and family will definitely be back.

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SF
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We did the tasting and had 8 dishes. 6 of the courses were way over salted and it was hard to taste anything else. One dish (duck pastrami) had no salt at all and didn't really taste of much. All the dishes looked beautiful but the flavours just weren't there. White chocolate dessert was the saving grace but the bananas didn't need to be on the plate.
Service wasn't great. The servers were running all over the place and it was so loud that the server was shouting at us at one point. While the ambiance in the restaurant was nice, the stress of the servers has a knock on effect. They need more staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Cinco de Mayo event. Cocktail with every meal, and tequila tasting! Service was incredible, so lovely and helpful. Food was delicious. Drinks were scrumptious. I had a really great time.

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KU
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5th of May might just be an annual celebration because this feast was epic!!

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LD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Can do no wrong. Food & atmosphere divine

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EM
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food consistently good. Ambiance always pleasing - good lighting, convivial and almost romantic setting but this time round service lacked somewhat. Not as attentive as they have been in the past, no drinks for a few protracted periods and then 2 extra items, one being an $80 bottle of wine added to our bill in error...... Just as well I checked.
Still fab overall just need to up its game a little again.

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LV
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect except I found the music too loud .. and so did everyone at the table .. people need to be able to hear each other’s conversation .. if I want loud music I can go to a pub or club :) my only complaint .. but it’s not only here .. I find that most restaurants have their music way toooooo loud :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent meet and greet and table service

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PB
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday lunch special is great value! $10 margaritas and 2 ceviche tacos for $10. This and rest of menu is simply delicious and very authentic to south and Central American cuisine. Every bite of their food instantly takes me back to our visits and the food of this region. Olé!!

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IF
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Restaurant interior: Clean; quaint decor; a good place for small party; cosy atmosphere
Disadvantage: Toilet on the 3rd floor prompting my friend to quip, "This restaurant does not encourage drinking." (lol)
Food: Wagyu Beef ordered is tender and great flavour, unforgettable. The brussel sprout's is amazing and great side dish for the Wagyu as it compliment since the chimichurri sauce was too subtle for my taste. The Chicken Estofado is a bit bland. I'll probably not order it again. The pork belly though impressive on the presentation (on top of little pots with heated charcoal underneath), the two mini-BBQ skewers of 3-piece cubed pork did not impress my 15-year old guest, commenting "And that's $20?!". BBQ flavour was also too subtle for our taste. I like the smoky flavour of the Barramundi.
Drinks: amazing cocktails. Gave guests what to do with their herbs at home. (lol)
Service: Friendly staff and accomodating. They explained how long the mains will be prepared so they set the expectations so you will be encouraged to order Entrees and side dishes.
Overall: Good experience. Cosy place for late lunch or early tapas/drinks before going to party.

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JW
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always surprises - innovation plus

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MP
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic date at Tequila Mockingbird. Service was fast and friendly, the food was outstanding especially the soft tacos and pork carnitas. Taste menu is excellent value for money and the cocktails were superb. Despite being quite cosy, the nouse level was managable with great background music and tastefull decor. Definitely will be back.

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d
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

besides the wagyu being over cooked the ambience was nice, wine was good, service was 5 stars, dessert was the best and we hate desserts

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