After hearing so much about the Mad Mex (and that Mad Mex challenge!), Sean and I decided to go see what all the fuss was about.

The first thing that greets you as you enter the outlet is a chandelier made up of Corona Bottles!! Being quite into crafts, I was absolutely excited by this light piece. I know, it’s simple and not hard to make, but still!! So pretty…


I love how they’ve got that salad bar look to it, and you get to see them assembling your order! I feel like it takes away the mystery, but the best thing about it is that the food still tastes awesome!

Sean ordered the Regular Burrito, $10.90, which is the signature dish and the subject of the Mad Mex Challenge. The Regular Burrito is apparently 500g, and the Burrito in the challenge is a whopping 1KG! Would it be hard to do? Probably not, but just be careful not to have had a first lunch before it, like I had that day. /guilty.

But anyway, on to the Burrito that Sean had.

Believe it or not, it came with instuctions!


I thought that it was very cute that they had instructions on how to properly enjoy/unwrap your burrito!

And so.


Although it was Sean’s, what kind of food blogger (and self confessed glutton) would I be if I didn’t at least have a bite? Ok, maybe more than one bite. But it was just SO GOOD! I love how the soft floury tortilla just seems to tear ever so slightly with every time that your teeth sink into the gorgeous meat, bean and rice mixture within.


That’s not to say that my Quesadilla, $9.90, was anything to laugh at either.


Creamy sour cream, melty cheese and tangy hot sauce was absolutely addictive! It’s like mouthfuls of amazingly addictive wedges just bursting with flavour in your mouth. It was just very slightly salty, tangy, fresh and rich all at the same time! LOVE IT.

The food, coupled with the friendly and extremely helpful staff, makes for a big, “I HAVE TO GO BACK!!” Good stuff, and highly recommended.

We ate at:
Mad Mex
(02) 9331 7788
2/241 Crown Street
Darlinghurst, NSW

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  1. missklicious June 30, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Woah 1kg!! That’s one hefty burrito… do they have a ‘wall of fame’ for people that complete the challenge? hehe

  2. MissPiggy June 30, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Ooo, haven’t been to Mad Mex since we moved to Parra (there’s not one in Parra is there)?

  3. muppy June 30, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I tried mad mex once and wasn’t very impressed. It was in castle hill, maybe i need to give it another chance.

  4. Laura July 4, 2011 at 6:09 am

    i might have to try mad mex again, it was alright but not love.

  5. Tambourine July 4, 2011 at 6:13 am

    MissK: haha, no wall of fame that I can see! They should though.

    Miss Piggy: Nah, no one at Parra, but there’s one at Blacktown!

    Muppy: I didn’t know that there was one at Castle Hill. I went to the one at Darlinghurst, and that’s the only one that I’ve been to.

    lateraleating: surprisingly not! It was actually quite light.

    Laura: Maybe it’s gotten better? Or maybe it’s just my plebeian tastebuds. 😉

  6. Adrian (Food Rehab) July 4, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Yes! I’m also addicted to this place. I’ve been going to the South Yarra outlet practically every week. I love the Quesadillas. I find myself dipping and piling then dipping…repeat.


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