We are about more than just delicious, Mexican inspired food made with healthy ingredients. We are a way to feel good inside, by helping in our mission to stop world hunger, one meal at a time.

We are Feel Good Mex.

With our Plate 4 Plate initiative you can fill your karma and your belly in one stop. Every burrito or bowl you buy, means one meal donated to someone in need across the globe. With our partners Rise Against Hunger our goal is to donate 1 billion meals by 2025. It's a win-win.

The more Zambrero you eat, the more we all help the hungry of the world, and the better we all feel.

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Sam's Story

As a fresh-faced, ambitious 21-year-old medical student, entrepreneur Dr. Sam Prince recognised that Australia lacked a choice for healthy, fresh Mexican cuisine. In 2005, whilst still studying, he opened his first Zambrero restaurant in his hometown of Braddon, Canberra.

But Sam’s extraordinary story does not stop there. With parents raised in rural Sri Lanka, Sam was always motivated, through his parents' life experience, to start a business that would help those less fortunate than himself.

Sam wanted to serve good food that did good. Which led him to create an initiative that would in turn deliver millions of meals to people in need the world over and make an impact on the state of world hunger. He called it Plate 4 Plate.

Living by the motto that his mother passed down to him, “expand your life to the limits of your mind and expand your mind to the limits of your life,” Sam has set up six other successful businesses, all with a humanitarian focus, including not-for-profit, One Disease.

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Founder Dr Sam Prince

Taking Zambrero from Canberra to the world

We've been on this mission since Dr. Sam Prince opened the first Zambrero in 2005 in his hometown of Braddon, Canberra. Now we are satisfying hunger all around the world, with over 35 million meals delivered through our partner Rise Against Hunger.


Zambrero now has over 200 restaurants across the globe, with restaurants in New Zealand, United States and Ireland.



We champion our Plate 4 Plate initiative, but we’re not only humanitarian at Zambrero.

We want to ensure that everything that we do, right down from the sourcing of our meat, through to our food packaging is sustainable and ethical. 

We want our customers to feel good in the knowledge that 100% of our chickens farmed through the Australian supplier Cordina are RSPCA Approved and that 100% of the pork served in our restaurants is sow-stall free. 

When it comes to our packaging, we choose certified carbon-neutral packaging provided by Biopak, made from sustainably sourced and rapidly renewable sugar cane pulp that reduces C02 emissions.

And, as innovation continues, so will our commitment to being socially conscious.