Mexican tapas, Brazilian music at the Paris end

By Sarah Harrison

Having launched only five months ago, Vamos is one of the newer venues amongst a sea of veterans towards the Paris end of Little Bourke.

Cooking up a Mexican tapas storm, Vamos is more down-to-earth than its trendy top end cousins, and much less commercial Mexican than its city chain counterparts – which is probably for the best given the nature of its tapas and social style menu. Have you ever tried sharing a taco (successfully)? No.

The incredibly tasty offering of tostadas with a choice of toppings, seafood like juicy seared scallops served on a crispy mint and potato cake, meats including jerk chicken and twice-cooked Kurabata pork belly, plus a short but friendly list of vegetarian options, will have you loving the fact that you didn’t have to line up for three hours to eat. The drinks list definitely has a hint of that fun Mex we all love (what’s Mexican without a margarita?), together with some more traditionally influenced house cocktails such as Desayuno, Ahumado, Guanabanas, the fresh Senorita Rosita, and more.

In addition to a great menu (and no line) Vamos seems to be very fond of regular events including trivia nights, wine tasting, and music events such as the Panorama Do Brasil, where you can get ringside tickets and tapas for two for $90. For the food, Vamos has definitely been one of my favourite local finds in the city of late. 1st floor, 37 Little Bourke St.

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