Mission District in Ripponlea is a restaurant that's dedicated to showcasing the best of Californian-inspired Mexican cuisine, with a strong emphasis on freshness and flavor. Co-owners Jenna and Tom have traveled extensively across the US and Mexico, gaining valuable insights into the many diverse flavors and ingredients that make up this vibrant culinary tradition.
In a recent interview, Jenna and Tom generously shared some of their expert taco-making tips with us. Drawing on years of experimentation and exploration, they've distilled their knowledge down to a handful of essential pointers that will help ensure your next fiesta is a resounding success.
Get ready to make some delicious tacos in the comfort of your own home with these tips from the Mission District! Follow the steps below for a mouth-watering experience:
1. Start with high-quality tortillas, such as those from La Tortilleria.
Heat them in a sandwich press until they begin to steam. Assemble your tacos quickly and enjoy them while they're still hot.
2. Flavour is key, so don't be afraid to experiment.
Chipotles in Adobo are a versatile ingredient that can make any dish taste delicious. Create a marinade by blending them with onion, garlic, and lime. For a zesty sauce, mix the marinade with mayo. If you're feeling daring, try adding chargrilled habaneros for an extra kick of flavour.
3. Enjoy yourself!
Set up all the necessary ingredients for your guests including proteins, salsas, limes, garnishes, and pickled vegetables, and let them create their own tacos according to their preferences. There's no incorrect way to make a taco.
Californian Inspired Mexican Restaurant
Mission District was founded by Jenna and Tom, Ripponlea locals who have always loved the iconic strip of shops on Glen Eira road. Mission District was created to deliver good, tasty, casual, Cali-style dining Mexican food. Since opening in mid 2021, Mission District has received multiple tremendous write ups by reputable food critics and cultural food guides.