Don’t you hate it when your favourite restaurant gets rid of your favourite dish? The dish you so desperately love and continue to go back for…until it’s cruelly ripped away. It’s a form of torture I tell you!
Responsible for some of the best Mexican in Melbourne, CBD restaurant Touché Hombre knows how sucky that feeling is, which is why their latest menu revamp has us singing their praises. Yep, they’ve one-upped the menu-deleting, soul-destroying venues of Melbourne by bringing back some of their most beloved Mexican dishes. Halle-freakin-lujah!
Tacos have also been a crowd-pleaser at Touché Hombre, thanks to the innovative flavour combos and super fresh, super tasty produce. From Baja fish to chimichurri chicken, one bite of these babies and you’ll be a goner (in a good way)! That said, three of Melbourne’s best tacos have been missing of late…until now, that is! Listers, best you put on your stretchy pants because the crispy soft shell crab, slow cooked pork cheek and haloumi with caramelised peach salsa are all back in town!
Chanting crowds have also seen the tostadas given a makeover at the Melbourne CBD Mexican joint; what was once a larger crispy tortilla topped with fresh tuna is now four little tostaditos. The bite sized tortillas feature four different toppings—blue crab with pickled chilli, lime and basil aioli; tuna with candied peanuts and black sesame; pumpkin with cashews and pepitas; and our favourite, chicken tinga with manjo jam and chipotle mayo. Trust us, this dish will disappear the minute it hits the table, so do yourself a favour and order multiple serves.
Savoury dishes aside, what about dessert at Touché Hombre? Surely, the legendary ice-cream sandwiches haven’t been forgotten in the greatest hits revival? OF COURSE NOT! It was with great excitement and fanfare (a.k.a so much squealing on my part that I’m pretty sure people were staring) that the ice-cream sandwiches made a triumphant return, perching atop the table for the briefest of seconds before I pretty much inhaled them. With three droolworthy flavours available—chocolate with peanut butter and chilli, strawberry parfait, and passionfruit with toasted coconut—I dare say you’d have the exact same reaction.
Changes, updates and Ghosts of Former Menus aside, I know what you’re thinking; “Please, for the love of guacamole and margaritas, tell me that the Spicy Lamb Ribs and Touché Fried Chicken are still on the menu!”. Rest assured, Listers, those bad boys aren’t going anywhere and, come rain, hail or shine, you can walk into Touché Hombre and order plate upon plate. The revered Feed Me menu, one of the greatest food challenges in Melbourne, is also still there albeit under the name Too Easy.
So, Listers, forget tossing up which Melbourne Mexican restaurant to hit up for lunch or dinner—with a delicious greatest hits menu that’s calling your name, the decision is made for you. Touché Hombre for the win!
Hands up, who wouldn’t mind feasting on some of the best Mexican in Melbourne right about now?
Well, you’re in luck because Touché Hombre is giving one lucky TUL reader and three friends the chance to win dinner and a round of margaritas—sweet!
All you have to do is enter your details below and you’re in the draw to win. Good luck!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Terms and conditions: Entries close at 11:59pm AEST on Wednesday 13th May 2015 with the winner drawn the following day at random. Prize valued at $230 and includes 4 x Too Easy menus and 4 x margaritas. By entering, you agree to subscribe to both The Urban List and Touché Hombre's database, however your details will not be shared with any other parties. Prize must be redeemed by 31st December 2015.
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