RestaurantsLondonSurrey QuaysSE8

survey result

Summary

£16
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “surprisingly good Mexican café in the back of nowhere” – well, deepest Surrey Quays – even imports soft drinks from Mexico for added authenticity. Top Menu Tip – “the prawn tacos are great – crispy, juicy and they come with a fiery salsa”.

Summary

£15
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Simple dishes are well-realised” at this basic Mexican, which has moved from its previous site (a take-away with a few seats at the counter) to this (marginally grander) former caff nearby in Surrey Quays.

Summary

£14
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

If you live in Surrey Quays – or go bonkers for Mexican cuisine – consider a diversion to this small hole in the wall (take away and just a few stools). The pay-off is particularly authentic tacos, tortillas and other Mexican scoff: one early report says it’s “outstanding” and The Standard’s Jimi Famurewa said it was ‘One of the most exhilarating food discoveries of the year’.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£4.70 £9.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £0.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
206 Lower Road, London, SE8 5DJ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9 pm

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