Anna Mavromatis and Ben Calabro’s new ‘wet taco’ is taking Sydney by storm


During lockdown, Ben Calabro, who owns Pyrmont cafe Quick Brown Fox, and his partner, Anna Mavromatis, decided to open a pop-up takeaway taqueria, Buen Taco, to serve Birria or wet tacos.

“Anna and I were at home watching Netflix show about the birria and we thought, let’s try it. The cafe had closed due to lockdowns, so we had nothing to lose,” Calabro told The Daily Telegraph.

Soon after, head chef Regan Bagshaw was making close to 400 tacos a sitting — not to mention serving a few frozen margaritas.

Subsequently from Wednesday, Buen Taco has opened in the evenings for dine-in customers as well.

The wet tacos. Photography: Courtesy of Buen Taco / Steven Woodburn.

The restaurant utilised Quick Brown Fox’s alfresco dining set up to create a food truck vibe, as well as introducing a DJ and live music on the weekend.

“Tacos are a universal language. They are unpretentious and approachable,” Calabro says.

“Obviously COVID was so hard on our industry, but diversifying into this new business has changed our whole life.”

Source: The Daily Telegraph.




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