Here for a good time not a long time, Buen Taco is slinging tacos and frozen margs for the next 60 days only.
Quick Brown Fox is definitely not the first or last restaurant to shut its doors during the lockdown. But as COVID stakes its claim on another restaurant, it brings more opportunities for pop-up offers and Pyrmont just scored the best one yet. Buen Taco was welcomed to Union Street today as a new venture by QBF co-owner Ben Calabro and his partner Anna Mavromatis. The taqueria will bring the locals a range of mouthwatering tacos as well as frozen margs to keep you cool, calm but not so collected in lockdown.
The dynamic duo thought Buen Taco was a very fitting name. “Buen means good and the tacos are genuinely bloody good. We’ve wanted to launch an evening offering at Quick Brown Fox Eatery for a while now and lockdown spurred us into bringing this takeaway taqueria concept to life. Anna and I are both big fans of tacos and Regan is a master of strong flavours so once we decided on the concept, the menu came together really easily,” said Ben Calabro.
Head Chef Regan Bagshaw has created four savoury tacos that will blow your mind. The Baja with crispy Australia flathead, pico de gallo, shaved cabbage and lime crema on a soft tortilla. The zesty tang of the house-made salsa combined with the crunch of the fish makes this taco pop. The Carnitas with pulled pork shoulder, black beans, shaved cabbage, green chilli and pineapple salsa served on a blue corn tortilla. Coated in a house-made rub and slow-cooked for 12 hours, this pulled pork will occupy your dreams. Birria with queso asadero, slow-cooked shredded beef, onion and coriander served on a fried tortilla with dipping broth. The words ‘dipping broth’ should be enough to get you over the line. Tinga with shredded chicken, chipotle, iceberg lettuce and poblano crema served in a hard-shell taco. This is the kind of taco you wish mum had served growing up.
Regan has even got dessert sorted with an Apple Enchilada. Think stewed spiced apples, wrapped in a crunchy toasted
tortilla and topped with a decadent Mexican mole spiced chocolate sauce. You’ll be able to wash it all down with frozen margaritas or Jarrito Mexican soda.
Buen Taco will operate as a pop-up for two months only (early October). You’ll be able to pick up your orders from QBF Wednesday to Saturday, from 5pm-9:30pm. Find out more here