A fresh alfresco Taqueria with a South Fremantle boho vibe and a dangerously good drinks offering.
La Cabaña is the neighbourhood joint we all wish we had down the road. Walk-in only, it’s a leafy, colourful spot for an impromptu afternoon with friends where drinks quickly turn into dinner and a long night in the chilled surrounds of the patio.
When dishes land, they’re vibrant and vegetable-laden, with an even spread of locally caught seafood and meat options.
Staff are welcoming, fast and chatty, and the coastal Mexican-inspired food comes out quickly once ordered from the kitchen. When dishes land, they’re vibrant and vegetable-laden, with an even spread of locally caught seafood and meat options. Char-grilled corn cobbettes are sweet, salty and smoky all at once, while the spice-braised eggplant tostada has sweetness from toasted coconut and crunch from snake beans.
A braised beef brisket version with white-onion salsa and pâté – which takes the place of chocolate mole – is a quirky riff on a classic. Tortillas, meanwhile, are pliant and fresh and make sound bases for crowd-pleasing tacos.
Local wines are chosen for aromatics and pair with the spice on the menu, but cocktails – and the extensive tequila and mezcal selection – are where it’s at. Order a Mezcalita, with smoke and acid aplenty, and sink into the night.