Kiki Riki Bar & Latin Street Food
When? September 8, 2015
What is it? Kiki Riki Bar & Latin Street Food offers an authentic taste of Latin America. Named after the calling of a rooster, the Latin for ‘cockadoodle do’ – Kiki Riki is a true and strong calling of the drinks, music and street food culinary delights.
Who’s behind it? Nicholas Welch, who has spent the past 11 years in hospitality, has the White Oaks Saloon Bar and Dining. Victor Diaz, originally from Mexico who is heavily involved in the Latin community in Melbourne, runs the Nacho Libre shows in the city, as well as DJs most major latin American events. Rohit Grewal is the third owner, who has been involved in a number of Mexican festivals with his Mexico City food truck and restaurant.
Size? Up to 50 covers on footpath tradingm main bar/dining area and a courtyard out the back.
What’s on the Menu? The street food menu was purely designed by the Latin American chefs – Mexican and Columbian. Signature Kiki Riki dishes include: tinga (smoky and spicy pulled chicken) burrito, beef arepas, sautéed mushroom empanadas and our coriander sauce coated patatas bravas.
Kiki Riki aims to explore and educate guests on a number of Latin America’s spirits and flavours – focusing on mezcal, tequila, aguardiente, rum and pisco. They’re are planning small producer appreciation classes to further guest’s understanding of latin American spirits, as well as making in-house horchata, tamarindo and Jamaica (Hibiscus) drinks for their non-alcoholic menu, as well as for cocktails.
If cocktails and spirits aren’t you’re ‘jam’, Kiki Riki also offers an extensive list of Latin American beers and local wines.