Taco Medic is a collaboration of the fresh and vibrant cultures of New Zealand and Mexico.
Our flavour formulations come from the Mexican Taco guru , known in Mexico as the Taco Medic. Authentic Mexican Masa Tortillas and Salsas filled with New Zealand’s best produce from land to sea. One man’s passion for Tacos of the highest quality, being shared with the world, starting here in Queenstown New Zealand.
All of our tacos are made with fresh, daily-pressed corn masa tortillas. The masa is specially brought in from Mexico to get that wonderfully authentic experience. All of the tacos on the menu are gluten-free and are prepared with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.
1 TACO $8 | 2 TACOS $15 | 3 TACOS $21
“THE FISHERMAN” (FISH)
OAXACAN SPICE RUBBED “FISH OF THE DAY”
(PAN SEARED). Red slaw, citrus tartare, pink pickled onions, organic coriander.
“THE BAJAMAN” (FISH)
BAJA BATTERED “FISH OF THE DAY” (FRIED). Green slaw, baja sauce (real special), traditional tomato salsa, lime, organic coriander.
“THE KEN TUCKYMAN” (CHICKEN)
ESCONDIDO SPICED FREE RANGE FRIED CHICKEN Green slaw, traditional tomato salsa, mango chunks, chipotle mayonnaise, organic coriander.
“THE PRODUCER” (VEGE OR VEGAN)
GARLIC & THYME BLACK BEAN, SWEET ROASTED KUMARA, SOFT SPRINKLED DANISH FETA. Red slaw, pink pickled onions, organic coriander.
Pork belly, Beef briskett, Guacamole
FRESH COOKED TORTILLA CHIPS. Garlic & thyme black beans, tangy tomato salsa, zesty corn salsa, crème fraiche, fresh lime, coriander.
Guacamole & Tomato
FRIES MEDLEY WITH JALAPEÑO SALT$8
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OUR MENU IS 100% GLUTEN FREE
“THE BUSHMAN” (PORK)
6 HOUR SLOW BRAISED FREE FARMED PORK BELLY, MARINATED IN MANUKA HONEY. Crisp apple slaw, sweet onion reduction, crackling crumble, organic coriander.
“THE STOCKMAN” (BEEF)
ANGUS BRISKET, 12 HOUR SLOW BRAISED IN LEMON & CHIPOTLE PEPPERS. Red slaw, pink pickled onions, chipotle créme fraiche, organic coriander.
“THE RUNNYMAN” (BREAKFAST)
SMOKED STREAKY BACON, FREE RANGE EGG, SWEET ONION REDUCTION. Crackling crumble, organic coriander.
“THE KAIMANGA" (VEGE + VEGAN)
MARIA’S SPECIAL SPICED WALNUT & PEPITA VEGAN CUTLET (FRIED) Red slaw, Creamy edamame and Avocado Vegan mayo, traditional tomato salsa and organic coriander
NZ ORGANICS SPARKLING$5
We hand make our tortillas right here, every day, using the best corn masa flour we can get our hands on. Crafting traditional tortillas is the only way to create the best tasting tacos known to man, that’s why the ‘Taco Medic’ is so famous. In his home town of Puerto Escondido, Mexico the ‘Taco Medic’ used to knead the dough by hand and then press small balls of dough flat at his tortillaria for the day ahead. Creating tacos in New Zealand was a lot harder and he didn’t have the right equipment so he tried by hand for months. After an unbelievable bout of tennis elbow, the ‘Taco Medic’ organised for the shipment of a Mexican tortilla press machine. Our tortilla press has come all the way from the tortilla motherland in San Luis Potosi near Mexico City. Feel free to have a look, her name is ‘Tortilla Maria.’ The traditional tortilla was made of maize corn since pre-Colombian times by the ancient Mayan people. It is made by curing maize in lime water in the nixtamalization process, grinding it and kneading it in to dough called masa nextamal, then pressing it flat into thin patties, and cooking it on a very hot Comal, originally a flat terracotta griddle like the photo above.
Monday - Sunday
11am - 10pm
03 442 8174