Mexican taqueria set to open in Byron Bay

19 June, 2018 by
Brittney Levinson

Chef Evan White and his partner Amelia Stokes have teamed up with the owners of Harvest Newrybar and Barrio Byron Bay to open a new Mexican taqueria.

Opening in July, Chupacabra will channel a more coastal style of Mexican cooking, in a relaxed setting in Byron Bay.


The menu will feature “slow fast food” with dishes such as tacos al pastor with grilled pineapple, daily changing ceviche Mexicana, esquites (off-the-cob corn grilled with condiments) and Cochinita pibil (slow cooked pork, sour orange, coriander, lime, pickled onion).

The restaurant will also serve an exciting cocktail program, which includes a signature Chupacabra margarita on tap. A large range of tequila and mezcal will also be available, as well as a concise wine list that will feature small production local and international wine-makers.


Fresh pressed juices, home-made sodas and a special blend of Mexican coffee will also be on offer.

The 60-seat restaurant aims to transport diners to a beachfront along the coast of Mexico with its bright colour palette and an abundance of plants and green foliage.