Cooking Mexican food is so hot right now in Australia. But where do you get your ingredient fix? Here’s our list.
El Cielo | 5 / 177 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne
Located in Port Melbourne, El Cielo was founded by three Mexican-Australians who wanted to bring a taste of Mexico to Australia. And thank god they did! They import all the good stuff like canned produce, a wide range of authentic salsas, Oaxacan chocolate and all the dried chiles you can poke a stick at. They also make their own corn tortillas fresh every day, alongside tostadas and totopos (nothing compares to proper mexican totopos with your guac!). El Cielo supply a lot of Mexican restaurants around the country and are also stocked in quite a few grocery stores – see the list here. Not in Melbourne? No problem they also have an online store! elcielo.com.au
La Tortillaria | 72 Stubbs Street, Kensington
Whenever we are back in Melbourne, this is the place we go for authentic nixtamal tortillas. The place, located in Kensington, even smells like Mexico! It’s the joint partnership between a recent Mexican immigrant and an Aussie adventurer and lover of Mexican food. They stock a modest range of imported mexican groceries at the front and have a small restaurant out back where you can sample some true Mexican street food (they even have El Pastor!). latortilleria.com.au
Casa Iberica | 25 Johnston St , Fitzroy
Casa Iberica is a one stop shop for Spanish, Portuguese and South American food. They stock essential ingredients like masa, cured meats, guava paste, plantain chips, tortilla presses and a truck load of Mexican hot sauces. They also have a deli counter where they service delish sandwiches.
Fireworksfoods | 217 North Rocks Rd, North Rocks
Opened by another homesick Mexican, Fireworksfoods stocks a good range of Mexican groceries and cooking equipment (they claim to have the largest range in Aus). They make tortillas on site and if you’re planning a fiesta, they also stock handmade piñatas (from Mexico)… you might also want to check out our fiesta range here. fireworksfoods.com.au
Monterey Mexican Food | Unit 6, 340 Hoxton Park Road, Prestons
These guys have been supplying Sydney with Mexican ingredients since 1996. Their online store stocks everything from corn husks to canned napoles (cactus) to tortilla warmers and everything in between. montereyfoods.com.au
Imported Mexican Foods | 8A Waugh Crescent, Blacktown
Another oldie, this place has been importing Mexican goods for over 25 years. They stock a good range of dried chiles and powders, pre-made salsas, white corn tortillas, flour tortillas and masa (white corn) flour. importedmexicanfoods.com
Pepe’s Newmarket | 184 Enoggera Rd, Newmarket
Mainly a restaurant but they do stock a massive range of hot sauces and some mexican groceries like clamato (so you can replicate those micheladas you had on your Mexican holiday), achiote paste for cochinita pibil and canned chipotles. pepesnewmarket.com.au
Pennisi Cuisine | 17 Balaclava St, Woolloongabba
A bricks & mortar and online store specialising in Mediterranean, Asian and Latin American products. The Mexican range here is decent and includes mole, salsas, dried chiles, corn chips and masa. pennisicuisine.com.au
The Spice Wagon | Shop 162 Coventry Village, 243 Walter Road West, Morley
The Spice Wagon stocks a wide range of Mexican groceries as well as dried and powdered chiles. They also stock horchata, masa and frozen corn tortillas. The Spice Wagon
Purely Mexican | Online Store
Another Mexican, Gabriela Wheildon is ensuring Perthites get their Mexican fix. Purely Mexican stocks a good range of groceries, dried chiles, horchata and jamaica. You can contact them via their website to order or find them at a variety of markets. Head to their website to find out more. purelymexican.com.au
Chillin Out in WA | Unit 3, 8 Dobra Rd, Yangebup
These guys stock a large range of food products from Mexico like tortillas, beans, chiles, jamaica and salsas. They also sell liquid smoke and tortilla presses. chillin.mobi
Chile Mojo | 395 Magill Road, St Morris
These guys pride themselves on stocking hard to find products. Here you’ll find a big range of dried chiles, spices, masas, beans and even cookbooks. chilemojo.com.au
Poblano | Online Store
An online store promotion “Mexican to your table”. poblanomexican.com.au
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Imported Mexican Foods
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