Sonora brings pastrami taco to Sydney

Look out Sydney, the pastrami taco with sauerkraut and mustard seed salsa is headed your way.

The dish will be on the menu at Sonora, a new 40-seat restaurant opening on Bayswater Road.

A spin-off from the team behind Bondi's well-reviewed Taqiza and Carbon restaurants, Sonora gets its name from the Mexican state. "It's our take on northern Mexican cuisine," says co-owner Pablo Galindo.

Galindo and his business partner, Liber Osorio, have snared 37-41 Bayswater Road, commissioning New York-based Mexican designer Abraham Lule to craft the space.

They are going all out, importing equipment to make Sonora's famed flour tortillas. Sonora will also punch out the more common corn variety.

Galindo says the opening menu will include dishes rarely sighted in Sydney, including wagyu flank steak with queso asado and salsa macha, as well as tuna with black beans, pickled onions and habanero salsa.

It will also have a bar focused on handcrafted mezcal, tequila, raicilla and bacanora.  

Bayswater Road is quickly getting a reputation as an emerging Little Mexico, already home to a Mexican takeaway and the excellent Chula.

Sonora opens in eight weeks.