Combine the talents of multi-award-winning bartender David Robinson with the 40 years of global experience of Chef Martin Bouchier, and then blend it with a joint passion for Mexican cuisine and drinks. The result is an exciting restaurant serving authentic, innovative Mexican cuisine with a collection of tequila and mescal that defies belief.
Located in the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Hot Tamale is a charming restaurant with water views and eclectic and colourful decor.
This is no Tex-Mex restaurant, and this becomes abundantly clear with the elote con crema, a simple corn dish served with soft cheese, chilli, pickled jalapeño and lime. This rich, creamy and intensely corn-flavoured dish is served straight from the grill, accompanied by fresh, crisp tortillas. The star of the menu is the pastel de Moctezuma, a lasagne-style dish using soft tortillas layered with chicken, capsicum, grilled corn, crema and salsa verde. A vibrant blend of textures, and layered flavours, this dish is rich, intense and entirely satisfying.
PSST! They do tequila and mescal flights, which pair well with the food and are certainly worth consideration.