Tequila Mockingbird

4.5
317 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Latin American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

Paddington's Tequila Mockingbird is the whimsically named restaurant that serves a fresh spin on globally-inspired dishes, served in its rustic and charming eatery. Selections from the raw bar, such as the hearts of palm and zucchini ceviche in lime broth and the salmon carpaccio with shiso peppers, wild rice and passion fruit, make tantalizing starters. Some of Tequila Mockingbird's specialty main dishes include the barbecue lamb in red chimichurri sauce, the dry aged ribeye slathered in garlic jalapeno butter and the goat shoulder quesadilla with tomatillo salsa verde, all of which are prepared to perfection and complemented by a gengibre y romero signature cocktail made with tequila, ginger liqueur, yuzu and lime juices, rosemary and cracked pepper.

For a sweet end to your meal at Tequila Mockingbird, enjoy the spiced carrot cake accompanied by salted caramel and chocolate or a selection of cheeses.

Private Dining

Whether you're planning this years Christmas party or showcasing your business portfolio, Tequila Mockingbirds' converted terrace has the interior to dazzle clients and friends alike. The restaurant is partitioned into three main dining areas, each one offering a different look and feel.

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Special Offers

An Evening in Argentina - Malbec Dinner with Tom Egan 159pp

Spend a cozy evening savouring the bold and warming flavours of our favourite Argentinian Malbecs. We’ll also be hopping the border over to Chile to offer a little ‘compare & contrast’ between the regions and wineries producing our favourite grape. The spectacular wine list has been paired to a 6 dish set menu showcasing the rich & satiating flavours synonymous with Argentinian cuisine.

Terms and Conditions: A credit card guarantee of $159pp will be necessary to reserve your spot. Any no-shows or cancellations made with less than 5 days notice will incur a cancellation fee of up to $159pp.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 30 April 2019

Ends: 30 April 2019

Availability: Tue 18:30-18:30

Anzac Day Set Lunch Menu $50pp

Celebrate Anzac Day with a 5-dish set sharing menu heroing australian produce specially designed by head chef - John Frid PRICE: $50PP

Terms and Conditions: If you’d like to opt for our “$50pp Anzac Day set lunch menu” offer - please select the check box upon booking.

Between 3-5pm we offer a restricted menu.

Please note our trade times differ from usual on this day, the venue will cease trade at 5.30PM

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 25 April 2019

Ends: 25 April 2019

Availability: Thu 12:00-14:45

Tasmania vs Burgundy - Premium Wine Dinner

You’re invited to an intimate dinner celebrating the best local grape varieties of these comparable wine regions. The menu features premium wines from each region. Highlights include a 2014 Cote de Nuits Pinot noir, poured aside a 2014 Apsley Gorge Pinot Noir. In addition to the first rate wine list, we’re privileged to be joined by Gavin Lennard - principal & founder of Morpeth Wine Academy - to guide us through each vineyard. The evening will conclude with the opportunity to purchase wine.

Terms and Conditions: A credit card guarantee of $185pp will be necessary to reserve your spot. Any no-shows or cancellations made with less than 5 days notice will incur a cancellation fee of up to $185pp.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 26 March 2019

Ends: 26 March 2019

Availability: Tue 18:30-18:30

Yes way, Rosé! 2HR Bottomless Rosé $29pp

2 hours of bottomless rosé wine for $29 per person when you order any FLAME item from the food menu.

Terms and Conditions: Must order a FLAME item from the food menu. RSA laws apply.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 1 March 2019

Ends: 4 August 2019

Availability: Fri 12:00-14:45

$60pp Sunday Sesión

6 Dish "Trust the Chef" Set menu.
Complimentary signature Tequila Mockingbird cocktail on arrival on all bookings.
$60pp

Terms and Conditions: Should you need to cancel your Reservation, we require a minimum of 24 hours notice to re-book your table.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 11 October 2017

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:45 17:30-20:00

What 317 People Are Saying
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RC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Service average to poor . Tequila tasting was disappointing as very poor selection offered. Cocktails very average
Wagyu steak good but chimichurri sauce didn’t match well. Barramundi excellent. Tacos starters very good. Sides excellent, especially Brussel sprouts
Drinks overall very pricey especially tequila shots

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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food in a hip setting with friendly staff. Fourth time here and we'll be back.

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EL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I brought my partner here for his birthday, without even knowing anything about the place, but just from a google search for nice places to eat on the eastern suburbs. The night before we had gone out to dinner with friends and not had the best service.... Coming to Tequila Mockingbird we were greeted straightaway, and everything was just super quick.

Our waitress was so lovely, the service was incredible, we didn't wait very long between meals and the restaurant was PACKED, but still everything came out with minimal wait. There was so much flavour in all of the meals, and the cauliflower taco's were both of our favourites!

We had a great night, and it really made my partners birthday. We will both definitely be back!!!

Thank you again for such a fantastic experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Came highly recommended, and did not disappoint. Arrived 30 mins early and we were still able to be seated despite a very full Thursday. The Papi Chulo cocktail was superb!

Had the tasting plate from the new Autumn menu on a table of 2. Could not finish! So delicious and so much food. 2 bottles of Malbec and some good chat (also with the table next to us towards the end).

Definitely coming back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Very slow service, pretty crowded in. Great food, great staff, friendly and helpful

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R
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great selection of cocktails, good food n service, a bit cramped though.

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ER
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a great dinnner with Friends, fab cocktails thank you

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T
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food I’ve had in a very long time. Had such a great night here

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EG
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the ambiance, the food, the service, the drinks - everything was spectacular! this has become one of our favorite places to eat & celebrate with our friends and family in Sydney.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVED !!
Would definitely Return!!

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S
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Took 75 minutes in between the entre and the main, completely unacceptable considering the cost and size of the dishes

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service . Tequila Mockingbird cocktail was just mouthwatering beautiful. Loved the tasting plate choices and an enjoyable experience . Thanks

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SL
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very fresh and the combination of favours was new and exciting. We have recently been to Mexico and have sampled some of Mexico city's fine dining. Tequila Mockingbird was right up there in comparison - in terms of the freshness of it food, presentation and the favour sensations!

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A
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overall we loved the place and would go there again. The only thing that bothered us was we were told we’d ordered more than enough food then we ended up ordering to extra mains as the food definitely wasn’t enough for four of us.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great cocktails and service. Food is tasty but small portions and expensive for the size. Was over $200 for two. Still really like it and will return, but hard to justify it becoming a local that we can visit again and again due to price.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Well done to the waiting staff for being attentive to our group and for being helpful with the menu!

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MG
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had such a great night. Our main waitress was so helpful with the menu and couldn’t fault the table service. The food was out of this world ! So fresh and it came out in good timing and good intervals. Cocktails were also delicious! Can’t wait to come back for another occasion.

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CK
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

I have been a few times and I was very disappointed this time. We ordered the banquet, the food was rushed out (obviously because they needed the table by a certain time) and our plates and glasses were taken before we had even finished our food and drinks. Considering we paid $400, quite a disappointing experience this time around.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Thought the Portion sizes were too small for the price.

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RG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful food and great service. Amazing chefs who obviously have a passion for great food. Desserts are good but need some polish.

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C
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great. Service was good. I will dine again.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Absolutely loved the menu, creative and delish cocktails. Great portions and fantastic food. Normally a tough critic, they’re done a very good job.

2 Staff seemed a bit tiered and rushed more than the norm. May need more training on delivering food and introducing what it is with a smile, instead on putting it down and rushing off.

All in all we’d definitely return. Thanks for a wonderful night.

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HW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best margaritas in town !Amazing food!
Great vibe and atmosphere!
Loved it. Definitely going back!

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v
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the tasting menu - every dish was a taste sensation including the deserts. Best cocktails in town.

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A
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such great ambience, we loved eating by candle light; My boyfriend and I both said we wish we had come here on our first date a year ago, very romantic! Service was prompt and kind, and the food was amazing! Would definitely come back! 😁

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and drinks were delicious! Mainly share style plates but still very affordable for the quality!
The service was great and the staff were very attentive!
Most of all, the ambiance was perfect! The music was great and set at the perfect level where you could always hear it but it never distracted you from conversation! 5 stars!

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JB
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great evening. Food was amazing and Eddie was a fabulous waiter.

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FL
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous venue tucked away in Paddington.
It’s been on my list forever and definitely did not disappoint. Food is amazing!

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BC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food was exceptional, each dish was presented with a detailed description of what was being served. We were there on a Tuesday night table for 4 and the restaurant was not busy.

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JY
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Bravo to the Chef. All 5 shared dishes imaginative marriage of interesting & imaginative flavours that brilliantly complemented each other. Regrettably the service was not up to same standard - somewhat lazy and perfunctory. We had asked for a 3rd dish 3 tacos $33 which was forgotten. No apology. Waiter offered to take the meat dish back to the kitchen to be returned after the tacos. We declined. re-warmed lamb shoulder would not have been as good.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My second time dining here, love the menu, staff are friendly and know the menu and the food and drinks, would recommend to anyone who loves food.

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CE
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing cocktails, food was divine! Would definitely recommend.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. We will be returning for sure. First class service and first class food. The mood was perfect in candlelight. Thanks all!

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AS
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious, will be coming again soon! Fantastic service, great food, would recommend!

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ZK
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved it everything was perfect lovely environment delicious creative food and friendly staffs xoxo

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BB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is sensational. Great drinks list. Very helpful and attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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EL
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant , we ordered the tasting menu and we were not disappointed. It was beyond our expectations. I highly recommend if you love South American cuisine.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! Staff is senesational, menu is esquisite - will be coming back!

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C
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our watttess from France was fantastic. Room was a little too cramped and noisy but apart from that a great lunch.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The house margarita was one of the best I have had. Tacos and salmon were also delicious 😊

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