mexican mestizo molcajete

Molcajete ‘Mestizo’ – Mestizo

Hall of Slime

Tacos, tacos, tacos… burrito, burrito, burrito. With so many mexican joints everywhere, why is it that those are the only options that always spring to mind when it comes to Mexican food? I mean, they’re delicious and nasty, but what about the rest? Is there more to Mexico than tortillas?

There is. In what is likely to be the most authentic Mexican restaurant in London (as told by actual mexicans), Mestizo has a menu with so many options that aren’t tortilla based, that it puts other Mexican joints to shame. And on top of them all lies the Molcajete ‘Mestizo’.

mexican mestizo molcajete

It makes quite a splashy entrance, as it comes in a stone bowl filled with beef, chicken, cheese, chorizo, onions, cilantro, avocado, salsa… I could keep going, but you already can tell this is one filthy dish. So deliciously messy, that it’ll make you think twice about ordering those tequila shots afterwards as you’ll want the taste of this beautiful mess to remain in your palate longer.

mexican mestizo molcajete

Oh, and yes, it also comes with tortillas. But what did you expect, it is Mexican after all…

 

Slimy? Once you mix it all, it certainly looks like you won’t survive the meal

Satisfying? Look into this stone bowl, and you’ll see deep into your soul. That’s how good it is.

 

Mestizo
103 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3EL
http://london.mestizomx.com/
Foursquare

Benito's Hat - Grilled Steak Burrito Mexican Food Fast Food

Benito’s Hat – Grilled Steak Burrito

Hall of Slime

Aluminum foil. That ever important piece of clothing for comfort food around the globe. At first sight of someone holding something covered on it, we know the contents already. It has to be something warm. Something portable. Something delicious.

Benito's Hat - Grilled Steak Burrito Mexican Food Fast Food

Miss Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?

Burritos always come this way, pretty much anywhere you go. But it takes skill to roll burritos as large as the ones rolled at Benito’s Hat. Going for the large one makes for a massive trip to good old Mexico, and if you go with the Grilled Steak option, and add some of that hot salsa, and the always important guacamole (avocados make the world go round!) your hunger will be more than satisfied.

Benito's Hat - Grilled Steak Burrito Mexican Food Fast Food

So much beauty in such a compact space

As you slowly undress the foil off of this beautiful Mexican treat, all sorts of feelings will rush through your body. And all sorts of sauces will run through your face. What a delightful romance.

 

Slimy? It’s a burrito. If it doesn’t drip, it’s not a real burrito.

Satisfying? Big and hot, you’ll enjoy undressing this beauty…

 

Benito’s Hat
390 Kingsland Rd, London E8 2AA
http://benitos-hat.com/
Foursquare

DF / Mexico – Grilled Chicken Tacos

Uncategorized

Mexico City (or D.F., i.e. Distrito Federal for the cool people) is one strange place. On the one hand is insanely overpopulated, and also one of the most polluted cities in the world. But like all of Mexico, none of it matters when it comes to the food.

DF / Mexico tries to bring this gritty, urban landscape of Mexico to another insanely overpopulated, but certainly not as polluted city called London. And with it come new spins and takes on classic mexican fare. For me, it’s always about the tacos. And the burritos. But this article is about the tacos. So shut up, burritos. You’ll get your chance some other time.

2015-11-01 DF Mexico - Chicken Tacos

Not one but TWO TACOS. Who said Taco Tuesdays?

First thing that impresses is how big these things are. I’ve gotten used to smaller, market tacos. This things were big and wholesome, and heavily stuffed. The Grilled Chicken tacos had some fancy habanero sauce and salsa, and they were as fun to hold as they were delicious. And just the right amount of spicy, since as we all know, Mexicans are masochists when it comes to food heat levels. Plus I bought chips, which, while not very mexican, they came with mexican inspired dips.

Add a very spacious setting, cool vibes and a very central location, and all I can say is arriba arriba! Viva Mexico cabrones!

Slimy? That habanero sauce will stick to your fingers and make them burn (not really)

Satisfying? Ayayay! A huevo! (Translation: awesome)

 

DF / Mexico
28-29 Tottenham Court Rd, London W1T 1BL
Website
Foursquare

Breddos Tacos – Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Baja Fish Tacos

Uncategorized

Mexican food is confusing. It’s hard to know the difference between tacos, fajitas, burritos, enchiladas. Aren’t they all the same? Does it really matter?

We know they all have some sort of tortilla. They are usually spicy. Sometimes really spicy. But honestly, when I order tacos, I’m seriously never quite sure what I’m going to get. Like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates. Only with tacos, not chocolates.

So when I approached Breddos Tacos at Dinerama (admittedly with a few drinks in), I had no idea what to expect. But I ordered anyways, knowing that the only bad thing that could happen when eating mexican food would happen the next day anyways. And so, I received both a Buttermilk Fried Chicken Taco and a Baja Fish one.

Left or right? Why not BOTH. Breddos Tacos - Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Baja Fish Tacos

Left or right? Why not BOTH

As tiny as they were, these things were great. Expertly cooked fish and chicken, coupled with some mystery sauces (mystery as in there’s no way I could remember the ingredients), both tacos were the quick food jolt I required at that moment in time. Plus, you can finish each in two bites, making you feel like a devouring champion.

Is this what you get in Mexico when you order tacos? Absolutely not. But that’s the point. Leave it to London to take tacos, add weird and certainly non mexican ingredients, and make something even better. Or at least something delicious.

Slimy? They are tacos. Things will get messy wether you want it or not.

Satisfying? Tiny but delicious! A little mexican treat. Arriba arriba!

 

Breddos Tacos
(Check website/Twitter for current location)
Website
Twitter