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Travel-starved Aussies can experience a little taste of Mexico without leaving the country while waiting for the borders to open at a new Tulum inspired bar and restaurant. 

Foodies have been flocking to the Instagram-worthy Alegre bar and dining restaurant on King Street Wharf in Sydney‘s Darling Harbour. 

With white rendered and cobbled sandstone walls, green plants and cacti throughout, and soft wooden textures, Alegre oozes holiday vibes and offers a menu of Mexican-fusion dishes and cocktails. 

Travel-starved foodies are flocking to the new Alegre Bar and Dining restaurant in Sydney's Darling Harbour

Travel-starved foodies are flocking to the new Alegre Bar and Dining restaurant in Sydney's Darling Harbour

with a stunning Tulum-inspired fit out and traditional Mayan food and cocktails

with a stunning Tulum-inspired fit out and traditional Mayan food and cocktails

Travel-starved foodies are flocking to the new Alegre Bar and Dining restaurant in Sydney’s Darling Harbour with a stunning Tulum-inspired fit out and traditional Mayan food and cocktails 

Sitting on the waterfront, Alegre has been appearing all over social media since it opened at the start of the year

Sitting on the waterfront, Alegre has been appearing all over social media since it opened at the start of the year

Sitting on the waterfront, Alegre has been appearing all over social media since it opened at the start of the year

To take your best Instagram snaps with your best mate there is a set of charming rope swings with a picture-perfect backdrop

To take your best Instagram snaps with your best mate there is a set of charming rope swings with a picture-perfect backdrop

To take your best Instagram snaps with your best mate there is a set of charming rope swings with a picture-perfect backdrop

Sitting on the waterfront, Alegre has been appearing all over social media since it opened at the start of the year. 

To take your best Instagram snaps with your best mate there is a set of charming rope swings with a picture-perfect backdrop. 

The bar offers a huge collection of more than 100 tequilas, 50 mezcals, a list of  delicious cocktails inspired by the agave spirits, and signature margaritas.    

On the menu, diners can choose from an extensive range of dishes that pay homage to Mayan cooking including the eight hour slow cooked Lamb Barbacoa

On the menu, diners can choose from an extensive range of dishes that pay homage to Mayan cooking including the eight hour slow cooked Lamb Barbacoa

On the menu, diners can choose from an extensive range of dishes that pay homage to Mayan cooking including the eight hour slow cooked Lamb Barbacoa

With white rendered and cobbled sandstone walls, green plants and cacti throughout, and soft wooden textures, Alegre oozes holiday vibes

With white rendered and cobbled sandstone walls, green plants and cacti throughout, and soft wooden textures, Alegre oozes holiday vibes

With white rendered and cobbled sandstone walls, green plants and cacti throughout, and soft wooden textures, Alegre oozes holiday vibes

On the menu, diners can choose from an extensive range of dishes that pay homage to Mayan cooking including the eight hour slow cooked Lamb Barbacoa. 

The Lamb Barbacoa is a centuries-old dish where the meat is wrapped in banana leaves and placed in a the pot with sauce which sealed with tortilla dough and lowered into a firepit. 

Other menu favourites include 300g Jack’s Creek sirloin, crispy skin half duck, Mayan spiced king prawns and gourmet tacos and all main are cooked in a charcoal jasper oven.  

Destination themed bars and eateries have risen in popularity in the wake of Covid border closures and travel restrictions. 

The Lamb Barbacoa is a centuries-old dish where the meat is wrapped in banana leaves and placed in a the pot with sauce which sealed with tortilla dough and lowered into a firepit

The Lamb Barbacoa is a centuries-old dish where the meat is wrapped in banana leaves and placed in a the pot with sauce which sealed with tortilla dough and lowered into a firepit

The Lamb Barbacoa is a centuries-old dish where the meat is wrapped in banana leaves and placed in a the pot with sauce which sealed with tortilla dough and lowered into a firepit

The bar offers a huge collection of more than 100 tequilas, 50 mezcals, a list of delicious cocktails inspired by the agave spirits, and signature margaritas

The bar offers a huge collection of more than 100 tequilas, 50 mezcals, a list of delicious cocktails inspired by the agave spirits, and signature margaritas

The bar offers a huge collection of more than 100 tequilas, 50 mezcals, a list of delicious cocktails inspired by the agave spirits, and signature margaritas

Destination themed bars and eateries have risen in popularity in the wake of Covid border closures and travel restrictions

Destination themed bars and eateries have risen in popularity in the wake of Covid border closures and travel restrictions

Destination themed bars and eateries have risen in popularity in the wake of Covid border closures and travel restrictions

Late last year, Melbourne got its own slice of the Mediterranean when the refurbished Golden Fleece bar opened. 

The Greek inspired bar and restaurant in South Melbourne features a stunning fit out to make you feel like you’re on a Mediterranean holiday with white rendered walls, colourful mosaic details and curved archways decorated with ceramic pots and cacti.

Serving a range of wines, beers and signature cocktails, the Golden Fleece has two chic floors of dining space with a rooftop terrace on the upper level and its own onsite bottle shop. 

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A Santorini-style bar has just opened in Melbourne's south and will make guests feel like they're on a Greek holiday

A Santorini-style bar has just opened in Melbourne's south and will make guests feel like they're on a Greek holiday

A Santorini-style bar has just opened in Melbourne’s south and will make guests feel like they’re on a Greek holiday

The Golden Fleece in South Melbourne features a stunning fit out with white rendered walls, colourful mosaic details and curved archways decorated with ceramic pots and cacti

The Golden Fleece in South Melbourne features a stunning fit out with white rendered walls, colourful mosaic details and curved archways decorated with ceramic pots and cacti

The Golden Fleece in South Melbourne features a stunning fit out with white rendered walls, colourful mosaic details and curved archways decorated with ceramic pots and cacti

The bottle shop has a subscription service where you can order your favourite wines, cocktails and beers delivered to your door each month.  

Guests can order from the Greek-inspired menu of eclectic pizzas, fresh pastas, and a tapas menu including saganaki, salt and pepper calamari, white anchovies, arancini, house olives, bread, and dips. 

Isaac Constantine and Zachary Riggs who foundered the Chapel Street dive bar, Two Wrongs, are the brains behind the new Greek eatery. 

Source: DailyMail

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