Queen of the South

Queen of the South

201 High St Prahran, VIC 3181

Prahran has just scored itself a new and exciting Mexican restaurant, with a beautiful, spacious interior perfect for groups and events, and a share-style menu that delivers a fresh take on traditional Mexican cuisine.

There’s a large bar facing the entrance serving a comprehensive selection of beers, cocktails and wine. I’d definitely recommend Tommy’s Margarita, which is less sweet than the original, or for a non-alcoholic option, the homemade grapefruit soda is both fresh and delicious.

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Tommy’s Margarita
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Vasito de Elotes ($7) – Street corn cup with chipotle mayo and queso fresco

The night was off to a fantastic start with this moreish cup of warm, cheesy corn. The smoked flavour was subtle but accentuated the corn’s natural sweetness. I could definitely eat a lot more of this!

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Nopales Tostada ($7) – Cactus salad, peanut de arbol salsa, queso fresco and chilli pequin

Don’t let the cactus scare you! This salad is made using prickly pear cactus leaves and have a very intense, pickled flavour that’s toned down by the cheese and tortilla.

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Oceano Trucha ($18) – Tromba blanco and acho cured ocean trout with corn puree, avocado crema and soused fennel

The ocean trout was fresh and well-cured, but the overwhelming flavour of the bed of fennel underneath it drowned out the rest of the dish.

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Chuleta de Cordero ($22) – Lamb cutlets, pasilla glaze and sweet corn, spring onion and radish salsa

My favourite dish of the night for sure! The lamb cutlets were huge, cooked to a perfect medium and coated in an amazing combination of spices. The corn puree was super creamy and I had to stop myself from licking the plate!

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Pollo Pibill ($32) – Achiote marinated chicken with pineapple lime salsa and micro slaw

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Cordero Barbacoa ($34) – Slow braised lamb shoulder, cucumber pomegranate salad and salsa macha

Out of the chicken and lamb taco options, I preferred chicken by far, which was lovely and juicy with a fresh pineapple salsa. I found the lamb to be on the dry side unfortunately, and wasn’t a huge fan of its accompanying salad.

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Coliflor de Asado ($22) – Chipotle and paprika marinated char-grilled cauliflower steak with a baby kale, radish and cucumber salad

A good vegetarian option for those that want it, but I definitely preferred the previous dishes.

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Guayaba Y Durazno ($14) – Tromba blanco vanilla poached peaches with guava sorbet, hazelnut and pepita crumble

A reimagined peach crumble, and my favourite of the desserts.

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Pina Y Clavo de Olor ($14) – Upside down pineapple pudding with pineapple sorbet, ruby grapefruit curd and clove meringue

Amazing sorbet and curd, which balanced the sweetness of the pudding.

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Espuma de Luna ($14) – Pueblan molé mousse with pistachio praline and Pedro Ximenez cream

This was definitely not what I expected, but in a good way. The mousse had a daring bitter edge to it, offset by the creamy (and slightly alcoholic) topping.

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A fantastic menu with a huge variety of dishes, and after trying a big selection of them, I was definitely stuffed and very satisfied. There were some real stand-outs, such as the lamb cutlets and corn cups. Add the trendy décor and bar, and I’m sure Queen of the South will make a popular addition to the food scene in Prahran.

xx Judy

Queen of the South Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Disclaimer: My Food Belly was invited to dine as a guest of Queen of the South, however, all reviews and opinions are my own.

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