Southbank’s latest dose of latin

MATTHEW WOTHERSPOON

June 13 of this year marked the opening of the Southbank’s latest instalment, Mucho Mexicano, bringing a fresh set of Mexican flavours to the latin quarter of Inner-City Brisbane.

The new restaurant headed by The Ole Group, also in charge of eateries such as Ole Restaurant and Ole Fuego, will soon establish a second restaurant in Milton in coming months.

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Mucho Mexicano’s communal style menu consists of traditional and contemporary Mexican recipes. Photo: Mucho Mexicano

Manager of Mucho Mexicano Ash Bates said the goal of establishing Mucho Mexicano was to help to feed the growing trend of latin cuisine in Brisbane with a spin of traditional meals you wouldn’t get anywhere else.

“Mucho Mexicano veers from Tex-Mex style restaurants and offers a broad selection of traditional Mexican meals with a modern twist,” Miss Bates said.

“Authentic latin food cuisine has definitely become more popular over the last few years, especially in Melbourne and Sydney, and we’re hoping to make it more popular here in Brisbane.”

In the past ten years, there has been a surge in the amount of Mexican fast-food outlets in Australian cities, reflecting the appreciation Australians have for latin cuisine.

“I definitely think the freshness and the nutritional value of the food plays a part in its popularity now, because people are looking for lighter and fresher options,” Miss Bates said.

“I think the reason we’ve had success is because we’re doing things differently from other Mexican places, while offering traditional meals at reasonable prices.”

Customer Thomas Buttriss said he was highly pleased with the level of service and quality of food at Mucho Mexicano, praising the diversity of menu options.

“I’m really glad to have found a Mexican restaurant that has so many options to choose from,” Mr Buttriss said.

“The service was fantastic and the general atmosphere was really welcoming, I’d highly recommend it to anyone.”

Situated opposite Guzman y Gomez and Burrito Bar in Southbank, Mucho Mexicano is open 7 days a week from 11am til late on weekdays and 8am til late Saturday and Sunday.

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