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234 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9415 7711
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been coming here for years and love it all! Especially the taquitos, huervos ranchos, nachos, tacos, fries and the trippy corn! friendly service and great atmosphere! It's fun sitting outside as they are next to that record shop northside that always play funky music too!

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Thank Lee_Sweet88
Wodonga, Australia
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152 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Very nice Mexican food in a good location. Well priced. No fuss. Love that everything is vegetarian and many dishes had vegan options.

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Thank Ellyn M
trippytaco, Owner at Trippy Taco, responded to this review

Hi Ellyn, Thanks for leaving us a review, we're really pleased you enjoyed Trippy Taco and our vegetarian and vegan offerings. Thanks for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor so others can benefit from it. Kindest regards, Trippy Taco. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went here with a friend and sat outside on nice night. Food was really average - ordered a nachos and another thing I can't remember but it was all very tasteless. Great to see more veg/vegan restaurants but this one didn't live up to expectations. Decor was cheap but service was OK and staff hip and friendly so well done... More 

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Thank Susan V
trippytaco, Owner at Trippy Taco, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for dropping by, we understand Trippy's may not be for everyone, and that's ok. Thanks for trying us out though. Kind regards, Trippy Taco. More 

Level Contributor
44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Been here before and it was excellent and reviewed accordingly but my most recent visit reminded me of the mexican slop often received and many venues around melbourne! Hope it was just a one off but dont know if ill be back anytime soon

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Thank Tim M
trippytaco, Owner at Trippy Taco, responded to this review

Hi Tim, We're sorry to hear of your experience this time around, we hope you come back to give it another shot. We're always trying to improve what we do, here's our email address if you'd like to provide more information trippytaco@yahoo.com.au Kind regards, Trippy Taco. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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196 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I was expecting more from this place, but it seemed to be little more than a cool place to be seen. I thought more taste would have been evident, but for some reason, there wasn't. Perhaps more onion would be the way to get more flavour in the tacos

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Thank Anthony S
trippytaco, Owner at Trippy Taco, responded to this review

Hi Anthony S, We're sorry your experience didn't live up to your expectations. Feel free to contact us on trippytaco@yahoo.com.au if you'd like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Trippy Taco. More 

Collingwood, Australia
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

After several attempts of getting a table we finally got one. Thinking to myself this place must be awesome as it is always packed with eager customers. I was so wrong. Everything we ordered lacked flavour and most of our plates were barely touched. Wait staff asked if the meal was fine. I answered it lacks flavour. They just gave... More 

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1 Thank Little Miss L
trippytaco, Owner at Trippy Taco, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. It sounds like Trippy Taco isn't for you. Not to worry. Thanks for trying us out anyway! Kind regards, Trippy Taco. More 

Superior, Wisconsin
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433 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Had dinner last night at Trippy Taco with a friend. We ordered three items and shared them. Two Trippy Tacos, Regular size nachos (sized for one), and the Special Quesadilla. All three were tasty, and although similar - there was still a variety of tastes going on. I probably like the taco the best, would order all three of them... More 

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Thank Barry D
trippytaco, Owner at Trippy Taco, responded to this review

Hi Barry, thanks so much for leaving us a review- we're glad you visited and enjoyed your meal! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Trippy Taco. More 

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I needed lunch on the go and was able to call in advance for a burrito to pick up! So nice getting a veggie option to go and have lots to choose from! Tasty burrito with tofu! Wish it was a little bigger, but that's me being use to California Mexican food! Staff was helpful on my phone order and... More 

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Thank Congococonut
trippytaco, Owner at Trippy Taco, responded to this review

Hi Congococonut, glad you enjoyed the burrito! Thanks for leaving us a review. Kind regards, Trippy Taco. More 

Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
108 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Went for a mid week lunch. Its good vegetarian Mexican food on a budget. I went with two Coeliacs so the fact that a good majority of the menu is gluten free is a bonus. We all enjoyed our meals, none of it was mind blowing but it was good tasty food. Service was relatively quick. I would go back... More 

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Thank Paul S
trippytaco, Owner at Trippy Taco, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Paul. Kind regards, Trippy Taco. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Finally managed to get here with a friend! I am a huge fan of Mexican and I love eating vegetarian and vegan food as a bit of a change from meat. I ordered the tofu and black bean tacos. They are as fresh as you can get, bursting with flavour and filling you in such a wholesome way you feel... More 

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Thank IndyCure
trippytaco, Owner at Trippy Taco, responded to this review

Hi IndyCure, thanks for the kind words- we're glad you visited us on your recent trip! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9415 7711
Description
Trippy Taco is a "cheap and cheerful" cantina serving Mexican-style vegetarian and vegan food. Established in 2001, Trippy Taco's offering is still unique and it has become a Northside institution and a go-to destination for vegetarians and vegans from Melbourne and abroad. Most of Trippy's menu can also be made gluten free. Trippy Taco is fully licensed serving beer , wine and cocktails from the bar as well as a colourful range of soft drinks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?