Si Senor Melbourne’s Las Laneway Fiesta is a pop up taqueria, art gallery, bar and music venue. It’s been launched in Somerset Place, in Melbourne’s CBD to celebrate the release of the book “Laneways of Melbourne”. Over the next 4 weeks there will be Mexican street food, cocktails and beers, mezcal and tequila shots as well as street art and live performances from emerging Latin American musicians.
I had been looking foward to this for a while so popped by on opening night to see how it had all come together.
The gallery downstairs, with various items of artwork for sale. Just to the right behind me was a DJ spinning vinyl.
The inside of the venue on the main floor gets quite busy, and this is where the bar is located. The popup is licensed outside in the laneway too so you can bring your drink outside if you want some fresh air or want to switch up the vibe.
To the side of the main building is where you can grab some food. $6 tacos or 4 for $20 is the deal, and it won’t be the same things on offer each night. On the night I went there were chicken, pork beef tongue or vegetarian tacos. Unfortunately the chicken had run out (I’m guessing they’ll be ordering a lot more food for subsequent nights as it was very busy), with the beef tongue and the vegtarian tacos being the highlights.
The tacos were generously sized and very filling. You couldn’t eat more than 4 if you wanted.
Si Senor has a good vibe about it, the drinks are cheap, the food is good and the music lively. The lighting outside is especially cool (it’s done by the same team that did the lighting for White Night Melbourne) and I like the fact that a different street artist will be featured each week. Get yourself down there and check it out for yourself sometime soon.
Si Senor Art Taqueria
Gallery One Three
13 Somerset Place, Melbourne (Off Little Bourke Street)
April 26 — April 27, 6:00pm
May 3rd — May 4th, 6:00pm
May 10th — May 11th, 6:00pm
May 17th — May 18th, 6:00pm
Closing time is 1:00am on Fridays and 12:00am on Saturdays.