El Chino

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 El Nachos Montana

(corn chips, grilled mozzarella, salsa mexicana, organic black beans, guacamole, jalapeños, sour cream)

★★☆☆☆

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Sweet corn on the cob

(charred corn with smoked paprika, sour cream, parmesan, chilli)

★★☆☆☆

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Conchinita pibil

(organic pulled pork, slow cooked in achiote chilli, orange, pickled Spanish onions, and apples)

★★☆☆☆

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 Mexican rice, organic black beans, warm tortillas

★★☆☆☆

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Pork taco (pulled pork, chilli, orange, pickled Spanish onion)

Beef taco (beef in chipotle and smoked paprika, salsa verde, coriander, lime)

Prawn taco (pan fried prawns, purple cabbage, salsa mexicana, and chipotle aioli on blue corn tortilla)

★★☆☆☆

Overall:

Awesome courtyard out the back, friendly staff, unexceptional food. And why is this place called ‘the Chinese’?

El Chino

214 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North, VIC

(03) 9078 7974

http://www.elchino.com.au/

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3 comments

  1. I think that’s a fair evaluation of their meals. I reckon their sourdough pastries are wonderful though – consider a daytime drop-in for a Danish and horchata if you have a sweet tooth. 🙂

  2. It looks like you reviewed the small day menue, there diners are pritty impressive , rich deep flavours from south amarican chefs. Well priced.
    I agree with you, the staff and courtyard are awesome.

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