Free tacos at new Mexican eatery

A new Mexican eatery is opening in Perth. Picture: Al Pastor Taqueria
A new Mexican eatery is opening in Perth. Picture: Al Pastor Taqueria

THE brains behind a popular Perth burger chain have decided to make their first dream of opening a taco bar come true.

Craigie brothers Al and Ken, who opened RoyAl’s Chicken & Burgers, have teamed up with their best mate Adam Crook to open Al Pastor Taqueria in Fremantle.

The grand opening is tonight but the trio will be slinging out 1000 free tacos to celebrate their launch on Saturday.

L- R: Ken Craigie, Al Craigie and Adam Crook. Picture: Al Pastor Taqueria

Co-owner Ken Craigie said before opening RoyAl’s, their initial plan was to open a Mexican eatery in Perth.

“Perth is flooded with Tex-Mex, which is not what we’re about,” he said.

“We went to Mexico to learn it’s much more simple, more fresh and made on the spot, with a greater focus on salsas and the condiments that go with it.

“We’re hoping it (Al Pastor) will bring a bit more awareness to what Mexican food is.”

Pictures: Al Pastor Taqueria

Mr Craigie said to research on authentic street food for their menu, they spent 10 days in Mexico City and Los Angeles.

“Between us we ate about 300 tacos,” he said.

“Al Pastor is actually the most famous type of taco in Mexico City … it’s our signature dish.”

In addition to the tacos, quesadillas and burritos, Al Pastor Taqueria will be introducing the Palermo cocktail which the owners discovered during their trip to Mexico.

Picture: Al Pastor Taqueria.

The Mexican Taqueria and Tequila bar will be opening its doors at 1 James Street at 6pm tonight, unveiling their full menu.

“Tonight is a grand opening of the full menu but tomorrow we can’t offer the full menu because it will be pumping,” Mr Craigie said.

Following their grand opening, the launch with 1000 free tacos will start at 3pm on March 7, with a limit of two per person.

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