Saturday, 17 April 2010

TRIPPY TACO

48 Smith St, Collingwood - ph: 9415 7711

Come here for: good & very reasonably priced (vegetarian) Mexican food
Don't come here for: ambiance and service


I have read several reviews about this place and was looking forward to trying some 'vegetarian Mexican' food. Although I do like meat, I love trying new and unexpected food combinations, like tacos and tofu.


Trippy Taco is tiny. They only have 5 or 6 tables, some of the so tiny (like the one we were sitting on) it was even difficult to eat on.

As you can see on their menu, Trippy Taco works like your local cafe - order and pay at the counter, help yourself to crockery. They don't accept bookings and you can just take any table you find empty.


But apart from shocking (or non-existent) service, the food was actually very good.

We started with the 'original trippy tacos' - house-made corn tortillas topped with cheese, lettuce, black beans, salsa, avocado and lime juice. Very tasty, cheesy and crunchy.

Original tripy tacos - house-made corn tortillas topped with cheese, lettuce, black beans, salsa, avocado and lime juice ($9)

The 'special quesadilla' of goat's and tasty cheeses, black beans, salsa and avocado was also very good. The flour tortilla was soft and light, the goat's cheese was nice addition to the dish.

Special quesadilla - goat's and tasty cheeses, black beans, salsa and avocado ($8)

And lastly we tried the 'tofu asada tacos', which again consisted on tortillas now topped with grilled tofu and lots of salad. This dish still tasted good, but was a bit blend compared to the other two.

Tofu asada tacos - house-made tortillas topped with spicy char grilled tofu, salad, salsa and avocado ($9)

Going through the dishes again as I write this post, I realise we ordered a lot of the same. All dishes used very similar ingredients. We couldn't finish all the food - either 3 dishes was way too much food for 2 people or the repetitiveness of tortillas, cheese and beans didn't inspire us to get through it all. Having said that, the meal felt really light considering what we ate. It's rare for me to leave a Mexican restaurant without feeling stuffed and Trippy Taco manages to deliver very good food without that post-meal bloating. :)

I wouldn't go back to restaurant again to eat in, but will definitely get some take away next time I'm craving Mexican food.

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  2. Nothing fancy, but sounds like it hit the spot and I can imagine the goat cheese giving a nice tang to the second dish - nice addition that you don't often see in such dishes. I'm disappointed by the lack of tequila though. And sombreros.

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