The best thing about Playa Takeria is that they serve, without hoopla, a very authentic Mexican treat called a bandera: a shot of tequila with a shot of lime and a shot of spicy tomato juice, the three colours imitating the colours of the Mexican flag (bandera). It’s meant to be sipped, not sculled, and allows one to appreciate tequila not as an adolescent way to get slamming drunk, but as a sophisticated liqueur with different characteristics: smoky, savoury, rich.
In any case, the food was quite nice as well. We had tacos of the day, a quesadilla and a sort of ceviche dish. I think I remember it feeling a little pricey for what it is, but hey, that’s Darlinghurst for you. Our service was terrible, both having our order taken and then trying to pay the bill, but hopefully, the waiter was just having an off night. The folks here seem nice, in general.