Review: Taco Bill, Collins St. Melbourne

Just after the Easter weekend, Jarrod and I decided to take a trip down to Melbourne. Last time we were both down there he had to work and I was only there for 2 days so we didn’t have much chance to do a lot. We did, however, go to Taco Bill (no relation to Taco Bell) and enjoyed our meal at their below ground restaurant. This time around I investigated them a bit further (that is, I looked up their website) and noticed they have a members club, Club Taco where after you join, you get 25% off your first meal (need to use within a month) so that made for an even better experience.

The Bar
The Bar

 

After being seated, we receive the menus and complimentary corn chips and salsa which, although I’m not much of a corn chip fan, are pretty tasty to snack on while deciding what to have to eat.

Fruit Tingle Margarita -  Strawberry with Blue Curacao and Grenadine (Pancho Villa (Fishbowl)  $37.90)
Fruit Tingle Margarita – Strawberry with Blue Curacao and Grenadine (Pancho Villa (Fishbowl) $37.90)

I didn’t get to have one of their famous Fish bowl Margaritas the first time (and was somewhat miffed that the guys went back the night after I left and enjoyed them immensely without me) so it was definitely on the to-do list this time around. We decided on the Fruit Tingle and decided to share between the 2 of us while also drinking water. It may not look like much but it’s sort of slushie heaven. Tasty and with a bit of a kick, we did consider trying another type but left it at only trying the one. You also get a sombrero when you purchase one of these, if you’re that way inclined. Our waiter, Geraldo, seemed disappointed that we declined our sombrero.

Supremo Burrito - Slow-cooked beef with mild ground red chile, onion, pico de gallo, cheese and sour cream ($21.50)
Supremo Burrito – Slow-cooked beef with mild ground red chile, onion, pico de gallo, cheese and sour cream ($21.50)

After making the important decision, it was onto mains. Jarrod decided on the Supremo Burrito  because, if you’re going to have a burrito you might as well make it the biggest one on the menu, right? The beef is lovely and tender and the burrito is slightly spicy without making your nose run, the beans and rice on the side also complement the burrito well.

 

Enchilada Chica, Chicken - Chicken with fresh herbs, spices and cheese enchilada with chicken taco  ($17.95)
Enchilada Chica, Chicken – Chicken with fresh herbs, spices and cheese enchilada with chicken taco ($17.95)

I decided on a chicken enchilada. I’ve never had an enchilada before so I didn’t know what to expect but it didn’t disappoint. It also came with a serve of rice and a taco. For some reason I didn’t expect the taco (I might not have chosen it if I had, because of the taco shell) although it mentions it on the menu. That being said it was quite good, considering I never eat hard shell tacos (never) and I ate the whole thing. The chicken was lovely and soft and tasted delicious. As for the enchilada, the cheese sauce was so gooey and tasty and I mixed it with everything. It was slightly crispy but also soft and overall a good meal.

We decided to end our meal there, although we went in really wanting the Death by Chocolate dessert (Layers of chocolate mousse and chocolate ice cream, topped with whipped cream and a chocolate brownie – what’s not to like?) but just couldn’t fit it in, and also used our will power to turn down a second fish bowl and called it a night.

As with our last trip, we both enjoyed the food and service at Taco Bill’s and will probably make it a regular stop when we’re down in Melbourne – until, maybe, they open one in Canberra. We can only hope anyway.

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5 thoughts on “Review: Taco Bill, Collins St. Melbourne

  1. The name still cracks me up. Taco Bill/Bell . . . hee! Everything looks yummy, but I’m not real big on Mexican/Tex-Mex cuisine. Still, though, this restaurant looks better than some of the Mexican restaurants here!

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