This new Mexican venue is set to spice things up north of the Harbour Bridge.
Crows Nest is now home to the new 200 seater restaurant and a cocktail bar inspired by Mexican food, drinks and culture. Open seven days, lunch and dinner, Los Vida has a restaurant, two bars, a bar snacks menu offering authentic Mexican street food, and a private function area for up to 50.
The venue has Australia’s most extensive mezcal and tequila lists and the kitchen is serving up dishes like Yucatan fish tacos (grilled barramundi in Yucatan marinade, smokey rojo sauce, zesty lime cabbage and pineapple salsa), guacamole with totopos (avocado, lime, coriander, garlic, chili, paprika and jicama with pomegranate), and the superfood packed Ancient grain salad (quinoa, broccoli, kale, butternut pumpkin, corn kernels, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, parsley, jalapenos and pomegranate with a tequila dressing).
Co-owner Octavio Gomez Haro said, “We wanted to incorporate cuisine from all across our beloved Mexico. From the north of Mexico we offer the beef brisket a 350gram sliced beef with chimichurri. From Oaxaca in the south Pacific we bring our Enchiladas made with our house coloradito mole sauce – which has over 32 ingredients. A dish Pablo is very proud of and one that sets Mexican cuisine apart. We also pay respect to the beautiful coastal line from the Pacific all the way to the Caribbean – so we bring an array of ceviche’s with choices of tuna, scallops and prawns,” said Haro.
Los Vida is located at 419 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest, with entry to the venue via the rear lane.