Country Cuisine Tour - Mexico
Our country cuisine tour is hitting Central America this time, as we discover the best Mexican restaurants you can enjoy in the capital. From tasty tacos to brilliant burritos, you can bite into a range of marvellous Mexican food!
Based in the heart of Soho, La Bodega Negra is one of the hippest Mexicans you'll visit, with celebrities often visiting it, it offers small plates of pimped-up and arty dishes from a shabby-chic basement where the lighting is low and the music loud. With a homely touch to the food, you can tuck into cuisines including spicy chorizo, wet paella (clams, prawns and mussels), pinto beans, soft flour tacos or tender beef-filling. For a thrilling atmosphere and exceptionally friendly service, it's a must try!
With a restaurant in both Soho and Clerkenwall, Breddos Tacos started out as a makeshift taco shack in a car park in Hackney, but since then they've found a permanent home, having gone to pop-ups, street feasts and cook-off's en route to their current location. The decor includes potted succulents, bold prints and a wall of disco records to brighten up a busy room that has an informal, communal seating option to give it the street feast feel. Tacos dominate the menu, but you'll also get the chance to try other dishes such as Mexican salsas, masa fried chicken and tortillias. You'll be feeling holy guacamole as they're setting new heights in the taco game.
To experience Farringdon's finest Mexican, take a trip to Daddy Donkey! Self-proclaimed as 'kick-ass Mexican grill', the takeaway joint offers you high quality street food with a whole host of combinations! From salsa, to green tomatillos, to shredded beef, to pork shoulder, whatever you want to try, you'll find it here!
In case you were wondering DF stands for 'Distrito Federal’ – what Mexicans call the conurbation of Mexico City! Located in the Old Truman Brewery, Tottenham Court Road and in pop ups, DF Mexico offers you tasty and fashionable fast food in a stylish setting. Created by the Wahaca chain, DF illustrates many of their signatures including the modern design, cheery staff and delicious cuisine, all in an American dining culture. The menu offers you the extensive supply of Mexican favourites from nachos, to tacos, to buns and burritos and grills. With the sounds of up-and-coming music artists alongside old school tunes, you'll eat to the beat, whilst the walls are displayed with various artistical masterpieces! If you're on the hunt for a discount, take advantage of their MEXMONDAYS of half-price tacos!
Based in the railway arches near Borough Market, El Pastor is the brainchild of the Hart Brothers (Sam and Eddie of Barrafina fame), so you know you're getting the finest food you can enjoy! With catchy Latin-vibey music cranked up loud and smiley staff, this is the place to go if you're in need of an upbeat evening. If you're searching for a salsa, El Pastor has six to choose from that are made fresh and daily. To unleash your inner taco, there's varieties from chicken, to prawn, to mushroom, with an impressive range of sides including grilled corn, frijoles and Mexican oregano. If you still have room there's the famous EP Bounty Bar shortbread dessert, and you can even buy a t-shirt from there to remember your visit.
The word 'taqueria' is normally associated with street stands churning out endless tacos, and Taqueria in Notting Hill do this although in a more salubrious surroundings and with a clipboard-toting greeter thrown in for good measure. Based in a charming, independent-feeling little place with dark wood floors and pristine whole walls, decorated with Mexican film posters, you'll feel right at home when dining there. Taqueria offers a dozen different tacos that are made in-house daily, toastadas and a few monthly specials, you can also sip on Mexico's most refreshing drinks, including beers, cocktails, tequilas and mezcales!