Sam and Eddie Hart, the brothers behind the soaring Barrafina group, opened their latest venture this week, the Mexican-inspired El Pastor taqueria near Borough Market.
“Al pastor“, or shepherd-style, is where the taco meets the kebab – a Mexico City staple with its origins in the Arab shawarma.
Sam Hart acquired a taste for the style while running a nightclub in Mexico City 20 years ago with Crispin Somerville, a music industry and PR veteran who has joined the Harts for the new launch. A third Hart brother, James, has also joined the team.
Fresh corn tortillas will be made on site from scratch every day at El Pastor, while the drinks list will be headed by 16 mescals available by the glass or carafe, along with Mexican beer and tequila.