Get your fiesta on with the top taco spots in town
What’s not to love about a taco? No matter the filling, this Mexican street food has become one of our most-loved food staples.
World Taco Day is happening on Wednesday October 4, so taco-lovers, consider this your excuse to get eating. To get your taco fix sorted, check out our guide to the spots across Newcastle and surrounds where you can enjoy a taco, or two, or three.
Get your hands around authentic Mexican street food in Newcastle West at the iconic Antojitos. Devour fresh house-made corn tortillas with your choice of meat, fish or veg, tomatillo salsa, avocado sauce, pickled onion, pico de gallo and coriander.
Where: 11 Steel St, Newcastle West
Get around the Californian-influenced Mexican joint on Darby Street and check out their extensive range of delicious tacos. With everything from the crowd favourite Baja fish, to grilled chorizo and halloumi, they’ve got something for everyone.
Where: 135 Darby St, Cooks Hill
Located in the heart of Newcastle, the Clarendon Hotel slings out tacos all week long, including for $6 every Wednesday. The pub's take includes house-crumbed barramundi, black bean and corn salsa, avocado, and slaw.
Where: 347 Hunter St, Newcastle
Guzman y Gomez
We all know and love a little GYG! With five spots across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, you can get your hands on the GYG $3 tacos or choose your fillings with their soft and hard shell tacos.
Where: Kotara Home | Charlestown Square | Hamilton | Warners Bay | Belmont
You don’t want to miss $5 tacos at Hotel Jesmond for their Mexican night every Wednesday. You can even pair them with a $10 margarita to really transport yourself to Mexico.
Where: 182 Newcastle Rd, Jesmond
Is there a better place to enjoy tacos then right by the ocean? Even better, all tacos are $5 from 3-5pm daily! Settle in, order a margarita, and people watch while you enjoy your tacos.
Where: 5 Henderson Pde, Merewether
Located at The Rooftop at Westfield Kotara, Mad Mex is a great spot for an easy dinner or to fuel up for shopping. Want some extra spice? Add the spicy picante habanero sauce to your taco for a kick.
Where: Westfield Kotara
Head to Merewether’s local for your taco fix and take your pick from chipotle chicken, crispy dory or smokey brisket tacos – all served with crunchy slaw, avocado, and corn salsa – every Wednesday, for just $7.50 each.
Where: 51 Railway St, Merewether
MoneyPenny has become a favourite for its share-style menu and creative cocktails. The menu at this Honeysuckle bar changes up pretty frequently, but you can usually find a carnitas-style pork taco on offer.
Where: 1 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle
The Junction’s go-to Mexican spot, Muchos Mexican, has been serving up tacos since way back. Grab one in a combo deal for some of the best value Mexican food in Newcastle.
Where: 50 Glebe Rd, The Junction
Did you know that Newcastle has its very own Taco Bell? Calling Jesmond home, Taco Bell is slinging out some tasty Tex-Mex inspired taco options.
Where: Shop 60 Jesmond Central, 28 Blue Gum Rd, Jesmond
Who doesn’t love a great special? Celebrate World Taco Day early at the Crown and Anchor, with $2 tacos on taco Tuesday. We don't think there's a cheaper taco deal in Newcastle!
Where: 189 Hunter St, Newcastle
The Exchange Hotel
The Exchange Hotel serves up three different taco toppings, including Fried Chicken with smoky chipotle, green tomato salsa, and coriander, Mexican Ground Beef with pickled red onion, salsa, sour cream, and coriander, and Baja Crispy Fish, with grilled pineapple, green tomato salsa, and coriander.
Where: 125 Denison, Hamilton
Enjoy some fresh grilled chicken tacos in Palm Springs style at The Lucky Hotel. They're topped with iceberg lettuce, chipotle mayo, pineapple, and jalapeno salsa – count us in.
Where: 237 Hunter St, Newcastle
What's better than one taco? Two! Choose from beef, chicken, fish, pork or veggie and enjoy two tacos for $8 on Tuesdays at The Ship Inn on Hunter Street.
Where: 102 Hunter St, Newcastle
Looking to enjoy your tacos somewhere with views? Head to Queens Wharf Hotel to enjoy a fish or chicken taco with blood orange salsa, avocado, red cabbage, and chipotle aioli.
Where: 150 Wharf Rd, Newcastle
The feel-good Mexican joint can be enjoyed at two locations across Newcastle: the food court at Westfield Kotara and on Beaumont Street in Hamilton. Choose from a soft flour tortilla or a crunchy corn flour taco with your favourite filling, cheese, sour cream, salsas, and cos lettuce.
Where: Westfield Kotara | Hamilton
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