1. el PÚBLICO for when I want a buzz (tequila optional), and brilliant food - tasty, imaginative and authentic Mexican flavours with a contemporary flair. Order the ‘Esquites’. Please. The humble street corn is not to be underestimated! el PÚBLICO are my numero uno in this league, by a mile.
|Clockwise top Left: Chicken Tamales, back room dining, cheese and onion taco, the bar, 'esquites' dish|
2. The Flying Taco is for when I want a cheesey, gratifying burrito. The prices are a bit on the tall side, but one of their crispy slow cooked pork and pineapple burritos never fails to satisfy my comfort food yearning.
|One 'Carnitas' burrito ready to be devoured|
3. Casa Mexicana - El Compa. Fuss-free menu, casual festive decor and bang on margaritas – this newcomer is an ideal starting point for a casual fun night with friends…Unfortunately there is not great bump for your buck. Tacos go for $7 a pop. Note that they roll their soft tortillas in-house however, and you can taste the difference.
|Margaritas and fish tacos at Casa Mexicana- El Compa|
4. La Cholita is when you want Tequila cocktails, a good time vibe, and some Mexican shares to go with. I would never seek out La Cholita to indulge my Mexican craving alone. Not substantial enough and secondly, I’m not going to wait the standard 2 hours to get my taco fix.
|Dim lights and night time tequila induced revelry|