Mexican Food Down Under

Australo-Baja restaurant echoes Mexican-American fare.

DSC08436When we travel, we like to check out the occasional Mexican restaurant to see what other countries’ notion of Mexican food might be. Based on one Sydney experience at the Baja Cantina on multi-ethnic Glebe Point Road, it’s pretty close to US versions.

Baja Cantina echoes California-style Mexican dishes and does it quite well — better, in fact, than the Mexican food we have tried in London and Bavaria

Frozen pomegranate margaritas hit the spot after a day of intense "touristing."
Frozen pomegranate margaritas hit the spot after a day of intense “touristing.”
Nice queso with enough chilies to make the smooth cheese pink.
Nice queso with enough chilies to make the smooth cheese pink.
Chicken flautas with a pile of guacamole and the obligatory shredded lettuce.
Chicken flautas with a pile of guacamole and the obligatory shredded lettuce.
Refried beans look a lot like refried beans back home.
Refried beans look a lot like refried beans back home.
Three kinds of super-fresh fish go into the ceviche in a piquant tomato sauce, topped with guac and surrounded by chips.
Three kinds of super-fresh fish go into the ceviche in a piquant tomato sauce, topped with guac and surrounded by chips.

Baja Cantina is at 43-45 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW. The local phone number is 9571 1199.

One thought on “Mexican Food Down Under”

  1. I do this too! I don’t know if it’s because I can’t go long without my Mexican food fix or because I’m conducting an unofficial survey, but I suspect it’s the first. Of course, having grown up in Southern California and lived there for decades, I’ve never been that impressed with Colorado’s Mexican restaurants, but I make do and can always add to their enjoyment with an icy Margarita!

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