Have you visited Double Bay’s newest Mexican restaurant and bar, Sinaloa?
In the heart of Double Bay, where the much-loved Mrs Sippy once was, Sinaloa has brought a change of flavour, style and culture to Bay Street. This multi-space venue is run by hospitality experts including Head Chef Axell Torres Villa (Bar Parton), Michael Jones (El Pastor, London) and Ussi Moniz Da Silva, so it’s safe to expect delicious Mexican-inspired food and beverage with a side of exceptional service.
The namesake and inspiration stems from the Mexican state that is celebrated for its abundant exotic ingredients and thrilling flavour combinations. “This food is inspired by the traditional flavours of the very diverse Mexican cuisine, together with native Australian ingredients, cooking techniques and ingredients from all around the world to bring a modern approach to this ancient cuisine,” says Axell.Sinaloa’s A La Carte menu offers impressive and complex dishes such as their bright and punchy Scallop Aguachile, a spicy ceviche with cucumber, Karkalla, Davidson plum and kelp. Delve deeper into a flavourful journey with their rich Wagyu Birria, slow-cooked Sinaloa style Wagyu Brisket smothered in Birria broth, burnt onion and Gai Lan. Of course, you have to try one of their tacos such as the Pork belly tacos (Yucatan style) with crackling, avocado, pico de Gallo, and banana peppers.
Their cocktail menu will surely cater to every palate with a range of perfectly spiced, smoked, sweet and refreshing options which can be paired with their menu. For the Wagyu Birria, the Hermano Loco – a twist on the Negroni which provides a smoother, smokier experience with subtle Mezcal notes paired with Agave, Rosemary and Dehydrated Orange. Pair the Pork Tacos with Ja Ja Ja (Cocktail) to balance the rich and spicy flavours of the Pork, cleansing the palate with mouthfuls of fresh Guava, house-made Sharbat and a balanced array of Agave Spirits.
Sinaloa boasts four unique spaces to their venue, all reminiscent of elements of Mexico. Walk through the doors into Sinaloa’s pink stucco paradise, with traditional art lining the rounded roofs and golden features adding a refined touch. Further in, you’ll escape to a coastal Hacienda as you enter their courtyard bar, covered completely in Talavera ceramic tiles with a stunning water fountain feature lined with agave plants and exotic flowers. The open-air Hacienda bar comes alive after 6 pm on Friday & Saturday nights, featuring resident DJs playing disco, house music & classics. Head into the Lounge Area to sip on some drinks while you’re surrounded by soft, warm light, linen curtains, bold feature art and a mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Upstairs, is a Private Dining Room which is perfect for large group functions and events.
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