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Hola Mexico

La Tortilleria

Melbourne’s well-loved The Mission Foods Mexican Festival is back. This September 13, celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Melbourne’s top Mexican chefs, artists and musicians as they take over Federation Square.

Surrender your senses to Mexico in many different ways including:

Taste bud tour: Melbourne’s top Mexican restaurants have each been charged with presenting an authentic, regional dish from one of the 32 states of Mexico. Munch your way across Mexico with restaurants including Mamasita, Touche Hombre, Los Amates, La Tortilleria, Mexico City, Paco’s Tacos, Mesa Verde, Kikiriki, Guzman y Gomez, South American BBQ, Mad Mex, Santa Ana Tapas Bar, Taco Truck Chillis Mexican, El Sabor and many more.

Mexican Cantina/Bar: Taste the most famous traditional Mexican brew, tequila, from Jose Cuervo, the oldest active distillery in Latin America where tequila is produced with the Cuervo family’s unique recipes, expertise and handcraftsmanship. There’s also mescal, Mexican beer (Corona, Pacifico, Negra Modelo) and wine. The bar opens at 1pm. Tequila and mescal tasting sessions will also run during the day. Follow the Festival’s Facebook updates for more information about booking into a tasting session.

Viva Mexico Stage: presenting local Mexican musicians, folk dance groups, traditional Mariachi band, live salsa band, Mexican rock band, dance lessons, Mexican DJs and much more.

Mexican Market: a space for authentic Mexican handcrafts jewellery, clothing, Mexican food products and services

Window to Mexico: discover works from Mexican artists, traditional costumes from Mexico and read about the different regional cuisines of Mexico in the Atrium at Federation Square.

For the kids: Children can ahead to the dedicated the Mission Foods Kids’ Corner for some great kids and family activities.

WIN: To celebrate all things Mexican, we have partnered with Mission Foods Mexican Festival to give away give away a $50 Mexican food hamper from   La Tortilleria. To enter, follow the link and tell us in 25 words or less your favourite Mexican food and why. {THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED}