Calaveras

closed
Level 1/324A King Street Newtown
2042
04 5154 1712


Opening Hours

SUN 5:30pm - 10:00pm
MON closed
TUE 6:00pm - 10:00pm
WED 6:00pm - 10:00pm
THU 5:00pm - 11:00pm
FRI 5:00pm - 12:00am
SAT 5:00pm - 12:00am

The Details

Cuisine
  • Mexican
Need to Know
  • Great for Dates
Serving
  • Dinner
In the mood for
  • Cocktails

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The verdict

Sydney just scored this bloody winner of a new Mexican joint and it’s one that you’ll most certainly be hitting up. And not just because of the treasure hunt you’ll find yourself on while trying to locate the entrance (hint: it’s above the Newtown train station) or the awesome string of colourful flags or fairy lights that adorn this beauty. 

It’s the seriously fresh and tasty cantina feast that’ll have you coming back again and again. Cue marinated chicken strips drizzled with salsa verde and chorizo chunks cooked in tomato chipotle jam. And FYI, one does not simply head to Calaveras for a light snack. This is a go hard or go home type gem and that goes for the ridiculously good sangria too.  

And as you would guess, the tequila and mezcal line-up here is off the charts with the lychee laguna which is full of tequila, fresh limes and lychee juice. It’s a major standout and something you need to treat your tastebuds to, stat.

Image Credit: Caitlin Hicks


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