'Touché Hombre is Melbourne CBD's answer to the Mexican trend that has spread like hot chilli in a bowl of nachos. Located on the corner of Lonsdale Street and Tattersalls Lane, the interior is hip and eclectic, and the south-of-the-border fare is fresh and tasty. Seriously, their tacos and fatty lamb ribs are so good, it's little wonder people call Touché Hombre one of Melbourne's best Mexican restaurants.
Open for both lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday, Touché Hombre is the perfect spot for a casual but boisterous meal, supplemented with a cheeky side of tequila – there are 50+ variations behind the bar. Highlight dishes (other than the tacos, of course) include the spicy lamb ribs, blowtorched elotes sweet corn with queso and chipotle mayo, a rockling and scallop ceviche, served up with ruby grapefruit and habanero chillies – all sorts of nomness right here, Listers.
Touché Hombre are also responsible for two of the best lunch deals in the Melbourne CBD; each day from 4pm - 6pm every day, you can nosh on any of their tiny tacos for just $5 each, washed down with $5 cans of Tecate. There’s also a $22 lunch special, which includes a serve of elotes, tacos and a tap beer, wine or soft drink. What happens if you're really, really hungry? That's where the 'Feed Me Hombre' option comes in – one serve of street corn, guacamole, frijoles, two tacos, fried chicken and fatty lamb ribs, all for only $40. Holler! Or should we say 'Hola'?
Image credit: Touche Hombre