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Los Amates Mexican Kitchen

34 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9417 0441
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
34 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

If you're looking for authentic Mexican the this is the place to go. Have been here many times and have never been disappointed. Food has always been very good, a must try are the cactus tacos. Excellent choice of tequilas and the magarita's are excellent,...More

Thank UniversalMagic
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Finding good Mexican food in Australia is hard, but Los Amates is the real thing, more than just tacos and burritos (though they have those). This is rustic traditional Mexican at its best - nothing pretentious about it. There were two of us, we started...More

1  Thank Dan G
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I attended with a group of 7 for a birthday dinner and am sorry to say it was an unpleasant experience. Despite confirming the booking the night before, we were told on arrival that there was no record of our booking. After waiting some time,...More

1  Thank Darren W
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was a really authentic mexican restaurant with a great atmosphere and cool artwork. Could hear the waiters and chefs speaking in Spanish, so we got the opportunity to practise our Spanish because we felt comfortable there. I think we got a banquet to share...More

Thank egent5
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This is probably one of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in Melbourne. Food was fresh, full of flavour and nicely presented. The room is vibrant and informal with a nice buzz. Service is very good.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying close to Los Amates and had driven past it earlier in the day - looked inviting. So we returned to the hotel to scope out reviews and returned for dinner that night. The inner atmosphere is better than the external appearance. Funky,...More

Thank RicknSimon
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had a nice meal at this restaurant. It was a step above the average Mexican restaurant. The services was polite but a little slow. The food as I alluded to was pleasant and the variety of Mexican drinks was very good. It was nice.

Thank RobCug67
lovefrijoles, Manager at Los Amates Mexican Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

Thank you so much for your comment, we do appreciate any comment to improve all the time, it makes our effort worthwhile.

Reviewed 1 November 2016

What a great place to dine. Bright colours, really interesting decor, happy and vibrant staff, excellent food, great menu and different drinks. The place is loud and the tables are close, but that fits in with the vibe of the place. We had Pescado del...More

1  Thank Lobstertastesogood
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal, vibrant atmosphere, tasty margarita, attentive service!! Will revisit when next in Melbourne. We ordered the tasting plate for two and was delish! A little bit of everything.

1  Thank jen7467
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this place, the food was all very well done, I was impressed by the vibrant fresh flavours each dish delivered. We ate a few different things, all of which impressed us. The fish tacos and Alambre De Res were particularly nice! The decor was...More

1  Thank mjcorc
Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots,
hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic.
Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll
find little independent shops where local clothes and
furniture designers display their wares. There are
specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality
vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best
thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9417 0441
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It's all about the feeling of visiting Mexico right here in Melbourne, Yes, it's authentic mexican food, (no hard shell tacos by the way)
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