Highlight - Trippy fries!
Lowlight - Beans and more beans
We were shopping along Smith Street on Saturday and just before lunch I had a browse on Urbanspoon and came across Trippy Taco on Gertrude.
We chose a dish each, shared a bowl of french fries and ginger beer. I highly recommend the Trippy fries with paprika seasoning and freshly squeezed lime juice. It has a strong resemblance to the El Maco shaker fries from McDonald’s.
The food came out quickly, fresh and hot on the plate. To be honest both the quesadilla and the burrito had very similar fillings. The former was just more mushy, not in a bad way though. Lots of mozzarella, some veggies, avocado, salsa, and beans, beans, beans! I would have preferred more tomato salsa to cut through all the starch but the fries helped to break up the flavour of the meal.
My fiancé is very much a meat-eater and it was much to our surprise that a vegetarian meal could fill him up. I don’t think he’s ever NOT finished his meal until this time. Although he attributes this to the never-ending amount of beans.
I am keen to try the nachos and tacos upon my next visit. Too bad it’s not closer to home for me as we don’t have many decent Mexican restaurants in our area.
Staff were super friendly and helped when we made our menu choices. Customers order at the counter and collect utensils themselves. There is also a variety of additional sauces available.
Relaxed atmosphere with the restaurant less than half full during lunchtime on a Saturday. Even though the venue was small it did not feel cramped. Bar stools are placed along the windows facing outwards allowing for ‘people watching’ whilst enjoying your meal.
Really great value for money with most items on the menu around the $10 mark. My partner recently visited Mamasita and was scarred by the miniscule portion sizes. When we visited Trippy Taco he asked the waitress if one burrito was enough and even though she said it would be plenty he was reluctant to believe her!
Unfortunately they do not take bookings but takeaway is available and quite popular with locals
234 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
03 9415 7711