Tequila Mockingbird

4.5
285 reviews
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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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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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DG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit in a month - can’t stay away from the delicious menu or tequila cocktails. Again, we explored the whole range, including the pork shank. Huge and delicious.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very busy for a Wednesday night with a great vibe. Loved the food and there was a great wine list. Tequila Mockingbird is our go to restaurant particularly in summer.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great small restaurant. Beautiful setting and lovely staff

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DT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and vibe, I have been there 10 times and it’s always consistent ........... enough said.....

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P
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food and service, great spot for a fun night out. A little expensive for what it is, but other highlights make up for it. Overall a good experience.

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Really clever cooking with outstanding flavours that are well presented by a good floor staff. I prefer the small bites, but the pork knuckle was a triumph too.

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MP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love the cocktails, the food was pretty good! The tacos where amazing! We had the tasting menu and we really enjoyed it! We are glad our table (very small, but not big deal) was downstairs because up stairs was very noisy. We were celebrating our 10th Anniversary and we didn't have trouble listening our conversation. The lamb shoulder was exquisite! We miss a leafy salad! We had carrots, they were nice but we would rather preferred a Leafy one. Well done guys! Great service! We had a great time! The mocking Bird cocktail is a must!! Thanks!

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EF
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent take on tapas and fabulous cocktails. The trio of seafood tacos was my favourite.

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Definitely my favourite restaurant

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DG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unspeakably good food and cocktails. The two of us shared several dishes from the raw and the street ending with the yummiest corn! Add two sweet, complex tequila based cocktails ....

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OB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was generally delicious, however the wagyu was very disappointing. It was not allowed to rest and in fact appeared to be more of a steak than a piece of wagyu as it lacked the tenderness you would usually hope for.

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LH
Perth / WA
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was mostly very good and interesting but not very Mexican, and very small serves, particularly of the cauliflower 'main' course which was more like a side serve, and with no sign of the mole sauce.
Nice ambiance and service, but not good value.

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UP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

overall a very pleasant night. Impressed with the variety and uniqueness of the food. Not traditional Peruvian food but innovative with Peruvian and Japanese flavours, herbs.

The noise levels spoiled the evening for the four of us (admittedly seniors!) made it hard to have any conversation. Not just noise from other diners but also the music (good Latin American music) but just too loud.

Wines were excessively expensive, but not the food.

Go for the food but don't expect to have in depth conversations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food but a little pricy. The ambiance was nice if the music would have been a little lower. We had the set menu because we had more than 8 guests. There was plenty of good food but it was very slow to come out. We were there for over 3 hours. I'd go back but probably to get a few drinks and small plates.

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KS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The problem we had was the noise level. The music was so loud we could not hear those sitting across the table from us. Upon requesting the music to be tuned down we were told that the ambience was important and it could not go down any further. In other words, the 'ambience' of the room was more important than the experience of the actual diners! We really like the food at Tequila Mockingbird but will not be coming back again because of this bizarre lack of concern for the overall experience of the customer.

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LE
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Tequila Mockingbird! This is my third visit, the food and cocktails are to die for! The service is impeccable, very friendly and very accommodating!
My favourite dishes are the Gucamole, ceviche tacos , provolone , salmon carpassion, octopus, Brussels sprouts , chocolate fondant.
It was my friends birthday and they brought out a chocolate fondant with a candle , very thoughtful!
Great place to go with friends, family , dates! Easy to hear and this is coming from someone who is deaf in one ear!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lunch, nice small plates to share and try something new.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really attentive staff and great service. Tasting menu was easy for a big group. Soft shell crab tacos were a favourite.

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B
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exception food and great service. Staff were excellent and friendly even had a chat with the chef over dessert. Highly recommended!

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

The food was amazing. Loved it and will definitely be back

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TC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally out of the box!
We were expecting standard Mexican fare but it was nothing like any Mexican I have ever eaten. We had one vegan and one non vegan. The vegan options were street corn, garlic Brussel sprouts, roasted cauliflower and guacamole. They also had raw carrots which I declined.
The non vegan was jealous because the only difference between his food and mine was the overwhelming amount of cheese on his dishes. If I have one suggestion it would be to lessen the amount of cheese on the veggie dishes.
Flavours were just amazing. Cocktails were fabulous. We had the signature Mockingbird cocktail and it was insanely yummy. I would definitely go back.

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G
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time at Tequila mockingbird and we took our friend over because we loved it since the first time!
Great vibe,awesome food and drink and staff very efficient!
Our friend said best Sunday lunch after a while so definitely we'll be back!

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SB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our local favourite, great service, great food and always can get a table.

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Do not order tea! All 4 pots were lukewarm which I mentioned to the waitress that didn’t seem concerned. Our bill came to over $320 for 4 of us which is not cheap for a restaurant that should display better customer service. Stick to the cocktails, expensive but good.

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PL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Would definitely recommend it to others :)

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FR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. The tasting menu is created by the customer to suit their own tastes!! Wonderful and helpful staff who have the customer in mind!!

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LR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent and appropriately priced! Restaurant is small with a lovely neighbourhood ambiance. I would like to go again with a larger group to taste more of the menu.

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SF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

2nd time at Tequila Mockingbird and it won't be our last. The food is great - authentic, tasty Mexican. Drinks are also good. It can be a bit noisy, but no worse than average.

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Z
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food tasty but portions very small and overpriced.

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