After seeing Tequila Mocking Bird’s well-advertised foodporn all over Facebook, I’d been itching to get my brunch on and try out their deliciousness for myself. To be truly honest, I was secretly hoping they’d make a few mistakes. Don’t get me wrong I don’t take pleasure in bagging establishments, no way, but I don’t want to be that person who simply says everywhere is greeaat either. However; my entire TMB experience was truly faultless. Some pessimists would argue that post earthquake establishments in Christchurch lack character. Personally, I think those individual’s NEED to brunch at Tequila Mocking Bird. FYI, The word character comes from the Greek word kharacter; a stamping tool used to engrave metal. Why am I telling you this? Because TMB will undoubtedly leave a mark on you (figuratively of course). Every single characteristic of TMB is immaculate. My favourite details include the vintage red and blue tiles, the Alice-in-Wonderlandesque bathroom, the stunning crystal chandelier and of course, the Huevos Rancheros (holy, moly, guacamole these were good – see what I did there?).
If you’re looking for the ultimate dining experience (AMAZING food, service and atmosphere) with a South-American twist (because why the hell not?!) I definitely recommend you try Tequila Mocking Bird! If on the other hand, you’re simply after an average meal (sorry, but if that’s the case, we can never be friends), I recommend you go elsewhere.
Oh and if you’re wondering, pictured above are the griddle cooked corn arepas; a lighter/less sickening/less you-need-to-drizzle-me-in-a-crap-load-of-maple-syrup-in-order-to-eat-me version of your usual pancake; mouthwateringly (literally) delicious and the Huevos Rancheros – who knew fried eggs could look so sexy?! I sure didn’t.
For additional info on TMB check out my itsy bitsy comments on We Built This City, HERE.