SYDNEY | All day Newtown Mexican brunch spot, Maiz Mexican Street Food, was opened by Mexican born owner/chef Juan Carlos Negrete, his sister Marissa, and their partners Freija and Carlos early this year, after previously running as a pop-up at The Flour Mill Markets in Summer Hill. 👍
Here you’ll find an assortment of real Mexican delights to enjoy. I’ve not been to Mexico before, but the menu evoked time spent eating Mexican food in East Los Angeles. Juan, in fact hails from. The Mexican state of Baja California Sur, directly south of the US/Mexico border.
One of my favourite things to eat here is a dish that’s hard to find elsewhere in Australia, Tlacoyos. They are a pre-Hispanic Mexican dish made from masa. They’re thicker than fresh corn tortillas, and most commonly made using blue masa, which gives them their distinctive colour.
In Mexico, they’re a popular street food, most commonly sold simply with fresh salsa, but also served stuffed with fillings, or topped with things like beans, cheese, and cicharrons.
At Maiz, you can find tlacoyos in three dishes, one being the popular Mexican breakfast dish Divorciados. At Maiz, it’s a freshly made tlacoyos filled with black beans, and topped with two sunny side up eggs, tomatillo salsa, pasilla salsa, crema, shallots, and queso salado. I added the optional avocado and chorizo to mine and absolutely loved it.
Maiz Mexican Street Food
415 King Street
New South Wales 2042
Telephone: 0466 867 700
Wed – Sun 8:00am to 2:30pm; 6:00pm to 8:00pm