The founders of Santo Remedio, the highly rated Shoreditch Mexican that closed after just five months last year, have reopened their trendy street food spot in Bermondsey’s Tooley Street today (7 September). Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes managed to raise the £40,000 they were looking for on Kickstarter by 7 June in order to revive the restaurant and […]

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Cartel, a new taqueria and late-night tequila bar in Battersea, is the latest in the new wave of Mexican taco joints that is sweeping across London. Named in what seems a clear reference to the Mexican narco wars involving drug cartels that have cost 100,000 lives in the past 10 years, the venue must also be an early front-runner in the “poor taste […]

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⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer visited 108 Garage off Portobello Road in Notting Hill, where he said “dribblingly positive reviews, of which this is another, have stacked up”  – despite the lack of pre-opening publicity. “There is a touch of the Italian to the menu here, but also a touch of a bunch of other things besides. What […]

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The taco’s rise to prominence in London continues, with Club Mexicana moving permanently into the Haggerston cocktail bar Pamela on January 17. Club Mexicana founder Meriel Armitage has pioneered a vegan take on taco classics, testing the market as a street-food vendor with Kerb and Street Feast. Two of the best-reviewed London restaurant openings in […]

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⦿ In The Observer, Jay Rayner reviewed Aquavit, the St James’s offshoot of an “award-garlanded” Swedish restaurant in New York – “And, oh boy, check out that swagger.” It turned out to be “a proper Nordic noir thriller but for all the wrong reasons… It’s altogether more Trump Tower than Wallander. Everything is shiny and golden […]

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Nine London branches of the Wahaca Mexican streetfood chain were closed after a norovirus outbreak infected 360 customers and staff last week. Four have reopened, but five branches remain closed: Covent Garden, Oxford Circus, Soho, Charlotte Street and Kentish Town. The three-night Day of the Dead fiesta scheduled for the Vaults at Waterloo on Thursday, Friday and […]

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Queen of Mexican street food and Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers is to open a second outpost of her DF/Mexico brand on Tottenham Court Road on 17 September. It is part of the Tottenham Court Walk development which also boasts a Hotel Chocolat alongside various fashion shops like Zara and Primark. The 130-cover restaurant launches almost […]

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Marylebone’s restaurant scene continues to grow with the addition of Molé, a boutique Mexican restaurant and taco bar. Serving up both classic and experimental Mexican/South American cuisine and cocktails, the concept has been devised by the team behind successful neighbouring sister Pan-Asian restaurant, Cocochan. The 50-cover restaurant’s quirky interior features a living wall with greenery, distressed surfaces. […]

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Until 9 June “sociable” Mexican cantina chain Wahaca is inviting guests to try a beta version of its new summer menu. And showing just how sociable it is, Thomasina Miers’s restaurant group has asked diners to feedback their thoughts via twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #BetaEater. Social media response to the expanded selection of […]

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