Sunday, March 30, 2014

Radio Mexico, St Kilda

Last weekend, Tim and I visited Radio Mexico, a Mexican restaurant in St Kilda, for lunch. It came highly recommended by my friend E, and a couple of work colleagues had also been there and had rave reviews.

Radio Mexico is all about sharing food.  Their menu sounds delicious from top to bottom, so the hardest part was deciding what to have.

We started off with three soft-shelled tacos to share -   the calabanza picante (spicy roast pumpkin and corn with Goats Curd and pepitas):

the carne asada (BBQ hanger steak with cheese, home made crema, lettuce and salsa)  and the cochinita pibil (slow cooked free range pork carnitas with frijoles, red onion, jalapeno pickles and salsa arbol):

All tacos are $6.50.  The pork was the spiciest of all, verging on hot, but as I like that kind of thing, I enjoyed it.  It was hard to pick a favourite, as all of the tacos were good, but I think I liked the pumpkin one the best.

We also ordered the special of the day - slow cooked pork ribs  ($14.50):

I cannot do justice to describing how delicious these ribs were - the meat just melted off the bone, making them easy to share and easy to eat.  They had a sweet and spicy stickiness that had me wanting to lick my fingers.

We could not go away without dessert, so we chose a slice of the cajeta caramel pecan tart ($12) to share: 

I did not resent a single calorie in this tart, which was perfectly complemented by a dollop of cream.  Devine!

Radio Mexico is kitted out with bright Mexican paraphenalia, and this Day of the Dead family are featured in a wall mural:

We washed it all down with two bottles of Bohemia beer ($8) each.

The staff were friendly and the service was very efficient, so all in all, this was a terrific dining experience - definitely worth a repeat. 

Afterwards, we meandered on the No. 16 tram into Hawthorn for coffee and a hot crossed bun macaron each at La Tropezienne in Glenferrie Road:

The chocolate macarons are sandwiched with a fruity spicy ganache that really does taste like a hot crossed bun!  A treat not to be by-passed.

Radio Mexico
11-13 Carlisle Street
St Kilda, VIC
Ph: +61 3 9534 9990


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I really like the look of the food here! And those hot cross bun macarons are adorable! :D

Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

Looks like a delicious meal. I really love those hot cross bun macarons!