ADELAIDE | Housed inside an old computer repair shop, you’ll find La Popular Taqueria. It’s where Mexico City born marine biologist Daniella Guevara serves up some of the best tacos in Adelaide. The self taught cook moved to Australia in 2009, a ran Mexican home dinner pop-ups for several years before opening La Popular (named after her old Mexico City neighbourhood Sector Popular) in 2017 with co-owner Kor-jent Van Dijk.
Everything is made in-house and the tacos are as authentic as you’ll find outside of Mexico. To me they evoke memories enjoying tacos in Echo Park and Boyle Heights in Los Angeles.
Try my two favourites. The Yucatan-style cochinita (pulled pork) marinated in achiote paste, citrus, herbs and spices, and topped with pickled onion, and the cachete de res (beef cheek) braised with guajillo, pasilla and morita chillies. The Baja style fish taco is also a winner, and you can’t go wrong with a big glass of horchata and a shot of mezcal to wash it all down.
La Popular Taqueria
226 St Vincent Street
South Australia 5015
Thu – Sat: 6:00pm to 9:00pm