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Mexican in Melbourne – Los Amates & Aztec Mexican

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Mexican in Melbourne – Los Amates & Aztec Mexican

rworange | Apr 11, 2007 11:12 PM

An Australian chowhound was asking about what to order off of Mexican Menus.
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/390821

The problem is that it doesn’t seem the Mexican pickings are too good.

One option is to cook at home. My understanding is that the Mexican grocery in Melbourne is out near he airport.

Aztec Mexican
http://www.aztecmexican.com.au/

Anyone tried this place? What did you like?

Ok, it seems the only authentic Mexican in the Melbourne area is Los Amates.

http://www.losamates.com.au/

This was the best review:
http://www.theage.com.au/news/restaur...

“Morales cooks the food that he knows from Mexico City and the south; his co-chef, Jocelyn Diaz, brings ideas from central-northern Mexico. Morales employs recent immigrants from Mexico in the kitchen and encourages their input too. It makes for a diversity and vitality that is almost unknown in Australian versions of Mexican food.”

Nice description here of the adobo de la huerta and pollo con mole negro
http://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/res...

From this link: “The hot chocolate here is quite good but if you want it, order it early. I believe they melt chocolate into the drink which is why is takes a bit of time.”
http://melbourne.metblogs.com/archive...

Good description of the mole and a nice picture (scroll down). That looks like real cojita cheese on the beans.
http://member.melbpc.org.au/~mel/2006...

“The Pollo Con Mole (Chicken with Mole Sauce) was four generous portions of breast meat, smothered in said mole. The mole was flavoursome, rich in body with the faintest nibble of heat. Arturo later enquired as to whether I found the heat too much. Personally, I think he could have upped the Scoville a little. But it was just right for the uninitiated.”

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