Sunday, July 28, 2019

Hola! Condesa Torrensville Bar and Restaurant Opening!

Condesa Torrensville
180 Henley Beach Rd
Torrensville SA

Hi guys! Last week I attended the opening of Adelaide's newest Mexican bar and restaurant, Condesa Torrensville, located inside the Hotel Royal on Henley Beach Road. Condesa offers a new take on traditional Mexican food, encapsulating the essence and flavour of the Mexican streets. This is a vibrant, funky, modern restaurant offering delicious Mexican fare and tempting cocktails you simply must try!

'La Condesa is a beautiful bohemian district within Mexico City. The streets are lined with trees, stunning Art Deco buildings and a bounty of hip and arty boutiques, restaurants and cafes. From cosy and charming bookshops during the day to dancing in the streets at night, you will fall in love with the place.'

Eggplant Frito

Foodies will be delighted with the gourmet options available, each dish bursting with authentic Mexican flavours. Head Chef Ashley Nguyen, formerly of Mexican Society, has put together an impressive menu, elevating each dish and adding an inspired modern twist. His philosophy is 'food is everything' and this certainly shows on the plate! Some of these yummy temptations include; 16-Hour Beef Cheek Fajitas, Roasted Chicken Mole and Chargrilled Ancho Chile Octopus. If you're intimidated by octopus there's Loco Fries, Vegetarian or Pork Canitas Nachos and four types of Tacos, so there really is something for everyone! The menu is versatile, so although it's designed with sharing in mind, you can definitely eat alone (or just simply not share, haha). There's even a Kid's Menu consisting of 'safe' options such as nuggets, fish or half schnitzel and chips (my 11 year old is super fussy, so I'm always relieved when safe options are available) and tacos, nachos and burritos for the more adventurous kids! And yes the kids meals include an Ice Cream Sundae! HOLA!

Chicken Flautas
Chargrilled Ancho Chile Octopus + Classic Margarita
Cauliflower Frito Taco
Wild Mushroom Tostada
Smoked Chargrilled Elote
Chicken Tinga Taco

Condesa looks gorgeous with cute little cactus pots decorating the bar and tables and a bold, colourful Mexican wall mural expertly painted by The Walking Creative. This is the ideal background for selfies, and Insta-worthy food and drink pics. There's also a roaring open fireplace, perfect to warm you up this Winter!

Sparkling White Sangria FTW!

Classic Margarita
Roasted Chicken Mole
So. Many. Nachos!
Hibiscus Kingfish Ceviche

Condesa really love Tequila, so it was perfect that the official launch took place on the 24th of July, World Tequila Day! On the night I enjoyed their Classic Margaritas and Sparkling White Sangria, but they have an extensive Drinks Menu, so it would be remiss not to mention a few more options. There's Mojitos, Caipirinhas, Lychee Martinis, Gin Berrys and Cherry Sours, as well as a wide range of wines and a lovely range of SA gins, each paired with a unique selection of delicious garnishes and Fever-Tree tonics. For a non-alcoholic option I would highly recommend the Guava Jarritos; I tried hubby's and it was delicious!

And because we all love a great deal, here are Condesa's Current Specials!

~ $20 Sangria jugs, all day, every day!
~ Hola Friday! (5-7pm every Friday!) $10 Margaritas ~ 2 for 1 Tacos ~ $10 Loco Fries ~ $7 selected Mexican Beers! 

Oh! My tray of Sangria has arrived! lol

You can check out Condesa's menu at their website here and keep up to date with their specials on their Facebook page.

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What's your favourite Mexican dish?


  1. That's my kind of spread. I love Mexican food and it's great that restaurants are doing more with those flavours. That's a yum from me.

    1. A yum from me too! Yes the food was bursting with flavour :D

  2. Not only does the food look delicious, I love how there are so many flowers decorating the tables too!

    SSG xxx

    1. The flowers were so colourful and pretty! And yes the food was amazing!

  3. Oh how fun! it all looks so delicious! I love Mexican food, yum!

    Hope that you had a great weekend! :)

    Away From Blue

    1. Yes the food was so tasty! We had a nice weekend, hope you did too Mica! x

  4. Your photos of all this food look so amazing! As a result I've now added this venue to my must visit list when I next visit Adelaide!

    1. Thank you! That's so cool, I think you'd really love it there Ingrid! :D

  5. So glad you get to visit these places and share. I know most kids are fussy eaters, so good on them for catering for them I say.

    Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week's optional prompt is 31/51 Gratitude 5/8/19 I hope you can come on over and join in. Denyse.

    1. Yes I'm always very grateful when restaurants cater to fussy kids! Thanks Denyse :)

  6. I love Mexican and everything on offer looks so fresh and authentic. Those Margaritas are making me feel thirsty!

    1. The flavours were popping and the drinks were delicious as well!

  7. That does look good! I love the cerviche.

  8. Oh my gosh - the food looks so delicious! Nearly enough for me to jump on a plane from Brisbane to Adelaide! If ever I am in Adelaide (and one day I hope to be) I know where to go for a great meal! :-) #TeamLovinLife

  9. Yum, loving the specials too! Making me wish I was in Adelaide. #openslather

    1. You'll have to visit should you come to Adelaide! :)


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