Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Touché Hombre.
3 years on, Touché Hombre is still pleasing the crowds with its LA street style and Mexican taco culture.
The scene is clearly set – Touché Hombre is trendily and impeccably restrained “grungy“. The tables, shelving and the bar top are adorned with wood salvaged from Princess Pier. Naked bulbs hang from the ceilings and the splashes of neon at the entrance create a distinctive chaotic night time feel that compliments the Mexican street inspired menu.
The cocktail list continues to offer Touché’s famous super-sized chicken jug filled with ‘La Margarita Del Tommy’ and other delicious concoctions such as the Kafir Lime & Chilli Margarita made with tapatio reposado infused with kafir lime, chilli, ginger and citrus.
The food itself is of a high standard. It is Mexican soul food – simple, to the point and executed well. The flavours on every dish are well balanced and full of flavour. It was clear that quality ingredients had been sourced. The menu boasts a selection of tostaditos, grilled corn, fresh ceviche and a wonderful list of delectable tacos.
Our favourite savoury dishes from our visit were the Mejilla tacos and the Touché fried chicken.
The Mejilla tacos were filled with melt in your mouth slow cooked pork cheek and complemented by milky habanero cream, and fresh BBQ corn salsa.
The fried chicken was tender, juicy and distinctly flavoursome. We loved how this crispy bar staple was done impeccably well without compromise.
Our evening concluded with their lovely ice cream sangas. The chocolate ice cream sandwich was divine. The slight spiciness of the chilli in the biscuit complemented the luxurious peanut butter ice cream. It was a match made in heaven.
A restaurant bar with a party vibe and street art style with its own soul of fresh cantina style dishes by and a seductive spin on traditional cocktails, Touché Hombre continues to be one of Melbourne’s favourite Mexican joints.
Location: Cnr Tattersalls Lane & Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9663 0811
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin American