The best named Latin American restaurant in Sydney has officially popped open a sister venue, translating much of what makes Paddington’s Tequila Mockingbird such a stunner. The new Tequila On York is a semi-obscured, Tequila-heavy restaurant and bar hanging out in an old printing shop just off the CBD’s York Street, streamlining the flavours of its parent restaurant with the help of Tequila Mockingbird executive chef John Frid.
There’s a tiny catch to the new pop-up too. This won’t be a spontaneous walk-in for prospective guests; they’ll have to book, upon which a number will be provided so they can phone up once they get there. Staff will personally come out and escort them inside, adding a bit of allure to the faux-speakeasy.
Once inside, expect an ever-evolving four course set menu of eight dishes, tracking inventive Latin American fare like Hiramasa Kingfish Ceviche with watermelon sorbet, chile verde, eschalot, sea bananas and plantain frito; Spanish Queso Tamales with sheep milk feta, rajas poblanas, corn veloute and pistachio; and a beefy Wagyu Tajima Rump Cap MBS 6+ with bush tomato salsa and various sides.
Given Tequila Mockingbird’s heady focus on its namesake spirit, we’re also expecting a good range of Tequilas and Mezcals for that much needed 2020-fucking-sucks hit.
Guests can book in groups of up to 10 (in line with current COVID-19 measures) for lunch or dinner, between Wednesday and Friday. Sittings are at 12pm, 6pm, and 8:30pm.
For more information and to book head on over to tequila-mockingbird.com.au.
Photos by Steven Woodburn.