From tacos to mezcal, London is witnessing an ever-growing Mexican food storm.Here are the best restaurants in Londonconjuring the great big Mexican wave of enchiladas, guac, mole and tip-top tacos.
This small restaurant in Brixton, boasts of reasonably priced, best Mexican cuisine. The menu serves gluten-free tortillas with chicken mole, cochinitapibil, enchiladas suizas, chilli chocolate cake: laced with morita and Mexican beers & cocktails. Mexico’s most popular tequila cocktail, Paloma is offered here for 7 pounds. It is a family restaurant serving authentic home cooked food since 2011.
La Bodega Negra
Located in Soho fuses theatre(2), bonhomie and Mexican food and drink. The décor of the restaurant resembles a secret cellar, with DJ’s and high octane party scene. Mariscos and tacos are the best dishes one should check. Every Wednesday, Bodega Negra Social club presents live Cubano music.
The beautiful Park Lane restaurant at Hyde Park (3), is famous for its experimental food led by iconic Mexican chef Martha Ortiz. Mexican ingredients are used to present signature dishes with lyrical titles like ‘Maria from Mexico arrives in London’, and ‘Maria with her violet perfume’ etc. The pudding is priced at £10. Here the menu divided into theatrical headings‘Main Acts’ and ‘Final Curtains’. The décor is beautiful with cacti-filled corners and faded-gilt mirrored walls, while the main course of sumptuous slab of bacala on egro with Michoacán pork carnitas with a side of tortillas is enticing.
This Mexican Restaurant near London Bridge in Shoreditch (Santo Remedio ), offers the best guacamoles while the star dishes include corn on the cob dusted with pecorino, and chicken tacos. The new site across the riverhas larger two-floor space headed by husband and wife owners Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes. The décor is clad with Mexican imagery and trinkets, just as lively as the food it offers. You can eat five variations on tacos in a row with distinctly different fillings to compete with the slow-cooked meats.
As part of the Wahaca chain, DF-Mexico is a fashionable restaurant well known for fast food modern Mexican diner. It is famous for exotic-sounding ‘pork bibil torta’, with Yucatan-style marinade. You can find separate gluten and vegan menus here.
Generous taco served with lashings of old-school hospitality is the deal at Corazón, a cosy and sincere taqueria custom-built restaurant for Soho’s food lovers. You can head to the bar and counter for cocktails and nibbles; sit in the main space for a full-on nosh – perhaps crab tostadas followed by a masa cake stuffed with pig’s head and bone marrow. Located in central Soho, Corazón is opened till late nights and is noted for gentle prices and genial service.
A taco joint with pedigree in Borough Market, El Pastor offers Tacos start from £2.50 and quesadillas from £4.50 to enjoy with excellent, Latin-vibe music. El Pastor comes from the Hart Brothers and their signature dish of ‘DIY’ beef short rib is incredibly good.
The list of top Mexican restaurants can be summed up by their frozen margaritas, pulled pork, vibrant enchiladas, gooey quesadillas; full of Latin spirit which is sure to make you happy and satisfied.