Los Vida Winter Menu

Nicki Alchin
26th May 2016

Los Vida launches its 2016 Winter Menu

As the temperature starts to drop and cold chills abound, Sydney Scoopsters can take comfort that our favourite true Mexican eatery, Los Vida has just launched its deliciously hearty but also healthy winter menu. 

Having already earned numerous accolades (most impressively from the Mexican Embassy in Sydney) for giving Australia a taste of authentic coastal Mexican dishes with a focus on seafood, the team at Los Vida goes a step further by showcasing the food heritage of the whole of Mexico, especially the north where locals face much colder temperatures. 

You won't find Tex Mex standards like  burritos, nachos, or hard shell tacos on the Los Vida winter menu. Instead, what you will find is 10 nutritious traditional regional Mexican dishes sourced from homestyle recipes. This point was demonstrated very clearly to all who attended the preview event. A large map of Mexico was spread out to allow the placement of each dish on its specific regional home. Group Executive Chef, Pablo Galando then proceeded to explain how the menu was developed. 

The issue of authencity was also laid to rest when when we discovered that both Pablo and co-founder Octavio Gomez-Haro share a Mexican heritage. 

As each and every item on the Los Vida winter menu gives a true and tasty Mexican welcome to your tastebuds, you will be happy to know that the menu philosophy is all about sharing. By selecting one or two dishes from each section of the menu you have a perfect solution for a cosy winter date or a raucous friendly winter group gathering with a few margaritas thrown in for good measure. 

Just make sure you sample the mackerel pescadillas, small yummy Mexican fish cakes. For meat and soup lovers head to the frijoles charros for a scrumptious hearty healthy tummy warmer full of pinto beans, bacon, pork belly, and spicy chorizo. 

Taco lovers will not be disappointed either. Three different fillings in soft shell tacos are on offer to satisfy your cravings - pork (a sweet and sour combination with roasted pineapple, onion, coriander and lime), beef short ribs (the meat has an intense flavour after being slow cooked for eight hours), and lentil and plantain (one for the vegetarians). 

The mains to share feature a very scrumptious heart friendly baked fish (the Mahi Mahi that takes 20 minutes to make once diners have ordered); a 350gram beef rib eye fillet served with a corn truffle cream sauce, eschalots, caperberries and coriander; and a chipotle Mexican rice that is so rib sticking delicious that you will find it hard to stop eating. 

Don't forget to save room for dessert though. The chocmole and peanut flan is a chocolate lovers dream full of almond and hazelnut. It looks and tastes like a rich chocolate pudding and is a sensational dessert to finish with for a winter meal. 

In case you want to sample some of the usual menu options on the Los Vida menu, don't despair as the winter menu is in addition to the most popular of the regular dishes. 

You can head to either the Crows Nest or Westfield City restaurants to partake of the Los Vida genuine Mexican experience. Barangaroo Los Vida diners will be catered to very soon with the opening of a third Sydney venue on the site.   

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Crows Nest
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Mon – Wed 5pm – midnight

Thu – Sat 11.30am – midnight

Sun  11.30am – 10pm