Forget stodgy enchiladas and suspicious-looking refried beans; for a slice of real Mexican in our fair city, try out one of these… Teqqquillllla!
Due to open in mid-September, Tonteria is the newest offering from nightclub entrepreneur Guy Pelly. Despite the recent high profile closure of his west London nightclub Public, Pelly isn’t taking life too seriously – the bar and restaurant boasts a tequila shot train that delivers drinks to tables and a photo booth themed as a confession box. Best of all, it will serve up a light menu of signature Mexican favourites and grazing dishes. We can’t wait. 7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG
This Camden establishment has quickly become a hit with locals on the hunt for good value, authentic Mexican food and a lively atmosphere. And the party hots up over summer, too – Mestizo’s Margarita Festival runs throughout August, offering punters more than 22 varieties of the classic tequila-based cocktail.
www.mestizomx.com, 103 Hampstead Road, NW1 3EL
La Bodega Negra
Recent paparazzi shots caused a stir when they appeared to capture Kylie Minogue paying a furtive daytime visit to one of Soho’s infamous sex shops. In turns out she was visiting La Bodega Negra, a Mexican speakeasy restaurant hidden behind the x-rated entrance. Low lighting, inventive Mexican food and charming service has made this trendy eaterery a celebrity magnet, but don’t let that put you off…Booking is essential though.
www.labodeganegra.com 16 Moor Street, London, W1D 5NH.
Luardo’s, Great Eastern Street
Fancy your Mexican on the move? Luardo’s is a travelling street food operation famed for the quality and freshness of its fare. There are two vans serving the capital’s hungry – Jesus and Mary. Jesus is mainly stationed at Whitecross market, EC1, dishing out packed burritos for under a fiver. Meanwhile, Mary roams the country on a pilgrimage to provide British festivalgoers with quality grub. This week, she’s at Camp Bestival…
To find out more, go to: www.luardos.co.uk