Whether you’re after authentic flavours or some great mid-week deals, Mexican is always a winner.
There are few cuisines that bring the fam together quite like a Mexican feast. From cheesy quesadillas for the kids to hot and spicy salsas for Dad and maybe a margarita or two for Mum, you can be assured it will keep all happy. At the family-friendly Mexican restaurants we’ve rounded up, along with a tasty meal, there are some great options for kids’ birthday parties and locations with room for the kids to let loose. Taco Tuesday anyone?
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Family-Friendly Mexican Restaurants
With locations from Stanley to Sai Kung (and even a branch at Super Park!) Cali-Mex Bar & Grill is always a winner when you have the whole family along for the ride. There are nachos, quesadillas and burritos as well as burgers and steaks on the grill menu and delicious sweet churros for dessert. Yum!
El Charro guarantees an entertaining night for the kids while parents kick back and sip on margaritas (visit on Wednesday nights for buy one get one free!). There’s indoor and outdoor seating, all the classics from hard and soft tacos to Texmex burritos, quesadillas and fajitas and a dedicated kids menu if the little ones are still being fussy. Whether you are heading out for a family lunch or dinner, picking up some take-away, or planning a party for the masses (there’s a great kid’s party room!), El Charro is worth checking out.
Headed up by Mexican chef Eligio you can be assured of an authentic feast at this Wan Chai eatery. The real treat for kids is for birthday celebrations. Packages include exclusive use of the venue, a piñata making class and fun for all involved! With a crowd-pleasing menu of nachos and tacos alongside more sophisticated flavours like Snapper Cerviche with Avocado and Birria Beef Stew, adults and kids alike are sure to leave satisfied.
As far as Hong Kong neighbourhoods go, it doesn’t get much more family-friendly than Discovery Bay. For a Mexican feast on your day out in DB head straight to Coyote. You’ll find all the classic Mexican favourites, or, for something different, head over for Brunch By The Beach every weekend from 11am to 4pm. You’ll be treated to a Latino twist to your eggs benedict and can wash it down margaritas, sangria or Aperol Spritz.
Mexican Meal Deals
Family-friendly Oolaa in Central has great dining deals throughout the week. Head over for a fiesta on Tijuana Thursdays where for $135 per person, you can feast on delicious tacos or fajitas accompanied with delicious homemade salsas and sauces. Mum and Dad can even indulge with $35 Coronas and margaritas all night long!
One of our favourite spots in Kennedy Town has a Taco Tuesday deal that is hard to pass up. Head here on any given Tuesday, and for just $250 you can enjoy two hours of unlimited beer and tacos! Featuring a choice of delectable chicken, pork belly, fish or wagyu beef, along with Little Creatures’ very own craft brew, you can’t go wrong.
Mexican Date Nights
Sneaking out for an adults-only fiesta where you can keep the margaritas and tequila flowing? Try out 11Westside, Chino and Tequila On Davis in Kennedy Town, El Macho in Sai Ying Pun, Los Santano and Brickhouse in Lan Kwai Fong, Tacqueria Super Macho in SoHo, Agave (Wan Chai and Central), Te Quiero Mucho in both Central and Southside. Across the Harbour try out Caliente or Tequila Jacks in Tsim Sha Tsui.