Maiz Mexican Street Food, Newtown

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
E-mail: n/a

Wed – Sun 8:00am to 2:30pm; 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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