1. These deliciously authentic tacos from Taco Quetzalcoatl in Salisbury. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com These tacos are made using traditional, homemade soft corn tortillas by the owner, Margarita Gallarda. There’s even a taco happy hour every day between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 2. These fluffy Korean dumplings from Mandoo in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Steamed or fried, these dumplings are best enjoyed exactly the way they’re served – with chilli sauce and a ridiculously large amount of pickles. Make sure you can get in early though or you’ll be left waiting during the lunch rush. 3. This spongy bread delight known as injera from the African Village Centre Restaurant in Torrensville. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com A mix of a community centre and restaurant, African Village serves rich Ethiopian dishes each with their own serve of injera. The spongy, savoury pancake bread is traditionally stripped off in pieces, wrapped around the meat or curry and scooped up with your hands to eat. 4. This famous Friday-only Sarawak laksa from Asian Gourmet at the Adelaide Central Market in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com If you’re lucky enough to grab a table on a Friday, you’ll get to experience the sour-tasting Sarawak laksa special. Regular laksas are still available during the week and the delicious fried kway teow is also worth a try. 5. This delicious traditional spread from Namaste Nepalese Restaurant in Parkside. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Located just outside of the city, family-owned Namaste fuses the best flavours of North Indian, Chinese and Tibetan cuisine. You can get meat (daal bhaat masu) and vegetarian (daal bhaat tarkari) platters, showcasing authentic Nepalese dishes such as curries, lentils and stir-fried mustard leaves (saag). 6. This big bowl of Vietnamese pho at Phonatic in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com This family-run business declares it makes the best pho in Adelaide. It’s a bold statement but it’s backed up by the delicious pho they serve, which is available in a meat, seafood or vegan base. Located right near Adelaide Unviersity, this spot is a favourite for students who often pop in for a hearty lunch. 7. This classic, no-frills yiros from Cheeky Greek in Grange or Henley Beach. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com There are few things better than a simple yiros – and being able to eat one by the beach completes the ultimate Greek fantasy. Cheeky Greek offers both a "traditional” and “cheeky” yiros made with lamb or chicken (or both) and falafel for the vegetarians. Be sure to try the house-made tzatziki too! 8. This hearty, local Argentinian-style steak at Gaucho’s in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Family-owned Gaucho’s defines itself as a modern Argentinian eatery with a simple mission to support as many local suppliers and producers as possible. The restaurant, which claims to be the first Argentinian restaurant in Australia, offers chargrilled seafood and some of the finest steak in the state. It’s probably not the best place to visit if you’re vegetarian or vegan, as good quality and well-cooked meat takes centre stage here. 9. This good old fashioned spaghetti at Lucias Pizza & Spaghetti Bar at the Adelaide Central Market in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The late Lucia Rosella is responsible for introducing Southern Italian cuisine to Adelaide. Opened over 50 years ago, her restaurant, Lucia’s, has become a Central Market icon by serving deliciously authentic food. 10. These absolutely perfect beachside fries at Hermanos Cubanos in Henley Beach. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Brothers (get it, hermanos?) Mattis and Lukas Vanzati found the perfect spot on Henley Beach to open their Cuban street food-inspired eatery. Expect mouth-watering lime salt fries, tacos, cubano sandwiches, jalapeño poppers, burgers and loaded hot dogs. It’s the perfect place to go after a swim, putting a little Cuban twist on the beach favourite of fish and chips. 11. This mouth-watering fried eggplant and bean curd at Ying Chow in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com On first glance, Ying Chow looks pretty unassuming – but the shoebox sized restaurant packs a punch when it comes to flavour. You’ll get classic Cantonese dishes served in a way that’ll make you feel like you’re at a big family get together. It’s best enjoyed with a group so you can enjoy a bit of everything. 12. This plate of South Australian seafood served in a classic Greek style at Eros Kafe in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com You won’t find a cheeky yiros here. Eros represents the more ~classy~ side of Greek cuisine, instead of the street food it’s known for. And if you need another reason to visit, legend has it that the One Direction boys came here after their Adelaide show back in 2015. 13. This line-up of sushi from Todai Sushi King in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com There’s the peaceful landscape paintings on the wall, the calming Ghibli-like music and the familiar, friendly faces of the workers that make this sushi stop a city favourite. 14. These Moroccan delights from Marrakech in North Adelaide. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com These mouth-watering Moroccan dishes are cooked and served in traditional clay tagine pots that add a delicious flavour. The djaj maassel (apricot chicken) is a staple and for something different try the meslala (couscous dessert). 15. This delicious Italian breakfast spread at Nano Cafe in the CBD. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Nano’s has quickly become the darling of Adelaide’s picturesque East End. The Italian cafe offers an all-day breakfast of all the usual staples (bruschetta, eggs, omelettes) with all the love, care and flavour of nonna’s cooking. 16. Lastly, this humongous feast from Parwana Afghan Kitchen in Torrensville. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Afghani migrants Zelmai and Farida Ayubi designed Parwana’s as a shared experience, so it’s best to visit with a group so everyone can taste every delicious meal. The melt-in-your-mouth banjaan borani (slow-cooked eggplant with tomato sauce) and silky mantu (steamed dumplings) are a must-try.