Don Pedros x Vue Bar
Paddington’s colourful Mexican go-to, Don Pedros, has made its way to Bondi—because what's more festive than tacos and margaritas by the beach?
The SoCal-style cantina has set up in Campbell Parade's iconic Vue Bar which, as you may have guessed by the name, comes with unobstructed views over Sydney's famed stretch of sand. The interior has all the no-frill vibes you could need for a midweek feed with your mates, or a cheeky Thursday night loaded with well, you know, lots of tequila shots.
Upon entering, you’ll be transported into bric-a-brac heaven with colourful, patterned PVC table protectors, murals painted on walls, festive cushions, and plenty of cacti. But for the best seat in the house, you'll want to sit on the airy balcony.
The food line-up is familiar, with typical Tex-Mex classics like jalapeño poppers, chipotle chicken wings, and crispy prawn tostaditas for entrees. There are also nine different tacos to dig into, like Baja fish, mushroom, soft shell crab, pulled pork belly, brisket, and lamb shoulder.
For the creatives (or the indecisive), you can also build your own taco platter, which includes eight tortillas, shredded iceberg lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa, shredded cheese, and your choice of proteins. Rounding out the food offering are sizzling fajitas, quesadillas, sides like chargrilled corn and salad, pork ribs, and, for dessert, churros with dulce de leche.
To accompany your Mexican feast, there’s a solid margarita list to work your way through with coconut, blood orange and grapefruit, and even chilli-infused takes on the classic. For wine fiends, you’ll find a short list primed for SoCal-style feasting. Or, opt for the rotating selection of tap beer or the mix of local and Mexican beers available by the bottle.
And you better believe the crew here throws an epic Taco Tuesday, where tacos cost an easy $5. Plus, you can say sayonara to the workweek with $10 margaritas on Fridays from 4–6pm.
Don Pedros x Vue Bar is opening on Friday 29 April 2022. Book here.
Image credit: Don Pedros