Zambrero, Melbourne Uni. Melbourne Uni, Zambrero.


Yet ANOTHER new place to grab lunch on campus! Oh Melbourne Uni, you are spoiling us!

Zambrero is the newest shop on the block, and they’re serving up a mean Mexican cuisine in Union House. And they’ve turned that little ‘not-so-pleasant-looking’ area to a quirky, fun, and colourful seating area (love it!)

Not only do I LOVE Mexican food, I’m getting a little bored with the regular food places in Union House – so it’s a win win situation!

What’s on the menu you ask? Nachos, tacos, burritos, salads etc.

What’s the story behind Zambrero?

I sat down with Ben Roe this morning (he’s the VIC/TAS Operations Manager) to get a better understanding of Zambrero’s story – and boy it’s a good one!

But to keep it short and sweet – Dr Sam Prince (YES DOCTOR) is the man behind Zambrero. He opened up the 1st Zambrero when he was only 21 while he was still in Med School. Now, it was grown to over 26 restaurants around Australia. He did all this while he was working as a full time doctor (and here I am struggling with 4 uni subjects! Putting me to shame)

Not only does Zambrero support Action Against Hunger in third world countries with their Plate4Plate initiative, donating 1 meal to a child in need for every burrito or salad bowl, but Dr Sam Prince is also the founder of a number of fantastic organisations: Emagine Foundation (helping to build IT infrastructure in schools), and One Disease at a Time (trying to get rid of scabies in Indigenous communities).

But there is so so much more, so if you want to read all about his story, here are some links:

Everything you need to know about Zambrero

WHERE: Union House – Ground Floor

OPENING HOURS: 9am-8pm every Monday to Friday, and 11:30am-5:30pm every Saturday. (I don’t think any other food place on campus opens till THAT late..and on weekends as well? Wow, super dedicated!)



I’m looking forward to head there for a lunch one day! Omnomnom


2 Responses to “Zambrero, Melbourne Uni. Melbourne Uni, Zambrero.”

  1. February Favourites | My Paper Flowers

    […] Here in north QLD, Zambreros are EVERYWHERE (not kidding, there’s actually 7 in Townsville. One in every shopping centre plus in every major eating area). I’m not sure how national or international the brand is, but if you haven’t heard of it, Zambreros is a Mexican restaurant that supports the Plate 4 Plate initiative – for every burrito or bowl purchased, a meal is donated to the developing world. It’s a great concept, but that isn’t the only basis for its popularity. Their food is fantastic – I ordered a Chikito (a smaller burrito) and they filled it by taking me through a Subway-style order system – starting with meats and building it up to the different vegetables, salsas and sauces that you’d like on your Chikito. For under $10, the Chikito filled me up for dinner. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone – I’ve only been once and I’m addicted! (Image by Daphane Ng of Unimelb Adventures) […]


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