Rita's Tequila & Taqueria
Rita's Bar is a cool contemporary Tequila and Taqueria nestled in the base of the historic Australian Mercantile Land & Finance Woolstores in Teneriffe.
From the savvy owners of neighbouring Siffredi's, Rita's Bar serves up killer cocktails and Mexican street food with a creative twist.
On the concise food menu are Starters such as smoked chilli & mezcal mignionette oysters, Rita's chip & dip (house made guacamole and corn chips) or Tostada (raw tuna, XO sauce & pickled jalapenos).
A choice of Skewers includes marinated chicken with aji verde sauce or grilled scallop with leche de tigre and caramelised cashew.
House specialty are the tacos, with a selection of fillings you won't find elsewhere in Brisbane, such as grilled kingfish (with crispy potato, dill mayo, vinegar & nori dressing); smoked cheese mushroom (urban valley mushrooms & vegemite cream); crispy buffalo bug (with iceberg lettuce & pickled red onion) or Korean fried cauliflower (with macadamia cream & peanuts).
Headlining the drinks menu are signature cocktails such as the Tropical Botanist (Don Julio Blanco, Don Chuy Reposado Mexcal, pineapple, tarragon, lemon citrus, spritz) or Honey & Harvest (mexcal verde, butter washed honey, lemon citrus, aquafaba) or a Flavoured Margarita (Tromba Blanco, Triple sec, lime citrus) by the glass or jug.
Agave classics include Classic Margarita, Paloma (Tromba reposado, agave, grapefruit & lime citrus, soda) and Rosita (Tromba blanco, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth & campari). For beer drinkers there's Don Equis Lager and Tecate lager (Mexico) and Rita's Pale Ale, while the wine list features a small selection of 8 boutique wines (by the glass or bottle) from around Australia.
36 Vernon Tce