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 cantina.
The new Santo Remedio features an open kitchen with a charcoal grill and a standalone tequila and mezcal bar. It will serve Mexican wine alongside regional dishes from Oaxaca, Puebla and Yucatan, like 12-hour slow-cooked barbacoa specialities.
Santo Remedio first opened in Shoreditch in March last year to excellent reviews, attracting attention for serving guacamole with grasshoppers. It closed after five months due to unresolved problems with its Rivington Street premises.
Edson trained at Casa Oaxaca in Mexico, a restaurant on the World’s Top 50 list, and was head of menu innovation at Thomasina Miers’s Wahaca group in London.