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Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A fun spot in Borough Market” – the original “buzzing” branch of the Hart Bros’ Mexican duo wins praise for its “tasty tacos”, “packed with smoky flavour and a good punch of heat”, although even fans often note that it feels “a little pricey for what it is”. In June 2021 (after our survey had concluded), a striking new Soho flagship was launched using the space vacated by Hix (RIP), comprising an 86-cover ground floor (terrazzo tiles, muted walls, chandeliers and hanging plants) and 60-cover basement (‘Mezcaleria El Colmillo,’ named after the nightclub Sam and Crispin Hart ran in the ’90s and ’00s in Mexico City).

Summary

£43
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Some of the better tacos in London” have made the Hart Bros’ “very crowded” taqueria one of the hits of Borough Market. “Really delicious, interesting flavours – you just want to try them all” – especially if “you love really hot, spicy Mexican food”. The Harts have followed up with Casa Pastór at King’s Cross (see also), Tortilleria at nearby Maltby Street, and most recently Pastorcito in the new Arcade Food Theatre at Centre Point.

Summary

£43
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Some of the better tacos in London” have made the Hart Bros’ “very crowded” taqueria one of the hits of Borough Market. “Really delicious, interesting flavours – you just want to try them all” – especially if “you love really hot, spicy Mexican food”. The Harts have followed up with Casa Pastór at King’s Cross (see also), Tortilleria at nearby Maltby Street, and most recently Pastorcito in the new Arcade Food Theatre at Centre Point.

Summary

£44
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Top tortillas. Amen!”“Divine tacos”“Wish I didn’t have to share with my friend, as I could have happily hoovered the lot” – the Hart Bros’ “cool and vibey” taqueria has become one of Borough Market’s top destinations. “Great Mexican drinks”, too, including 17 mezcals, but you can’t book.

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El Pastór Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of El Pastór Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of El Pastór restaurant.
Nick G
Home delivery twice over the last year - ta...
Reviewed 6 months, 15 days ago

"Home delivery twice over the last year - tasted very genuine, was impressed with the options, flavours and pricing. Very good. Obviously scores for Ambience meaningless. Service high given very clear instructions adn ease of preparations."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.50 £7.90 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm

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