Taking up residence on Hope Street, El Planta has finally opened its doors for dining in with a full menu of plant-based Mexican feeds. Though the venue is only small, more seating outside on the footpath ensures there’s plenty of room, while inside, the walls are lined with framed prints and cacti galore.
Vegan or not, you’ll find plenty to tempt you on the menu here. First up, there’s the tacos they built a cult following around at their former home at Wandering Cooks, which come with housemade tortillas, salsas and sauces. It’s not all about the tacos though—you’ll also find a selection of snacks to kick things off, including guacamole or plant-based queso with crisp housemade corn chips, grilled corn rolled in chipotle mayo and ‘parmesan,’ and beer battered onion rings.
Of course, it’s not a Mexican spot without margaritas, and El Planta delivers on the bar front as well. On the cocktail list, you’ll find a classic, jalapeno, grilled pineapple and blood orange margarita, along with a tequila laced espresso martini, while a short list of Mexican beers and Australian wines round out the drinks menu.
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