Top 4 'Taco-Flavoured-Kisses' Mexican Meals
Written by: Violet Myers
Old Mehico is a land of rich culture, sumptuous landscapes, and Frida Kahlo’s wondrous sprawling eyebrow. It’s also esteemed as the home of some of the most delicious food any of us are lucky enough to have tried. However, these fresh vibrant ingredients, lovingly handmade recipes and servings of incredible biting tequila has somehow translated into cheap, deep-fried, soggy mulch in London, only to be eaten in places where wearing a novelty sombrero is a mandatory part of the experience.
Luckily for you, we’ve scoured through the cheap and nasty and brought you four of the best Mexican meals North London has to offer.
Sombrero optional, though strongly encouraged.
Club Mexicana’s Megamix Vegan Burrito
BBQ pulled jackfruit with smoking black beans, habanero, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.
How’s that guac? This creamy, indulgent, dairy free rascal reminds us that if you must be a vegan do it in Mexico. The perfectly seasoned guacamole is such good friends with the mighty pulled jackfruit they’ve practically bought a timeshare together.
Spicy as…: Shakira in a hot pot.
How far along is the food baby? A burrito so big Peter Dinklage could use it as a sleeping bag, we’re so far gone we think our water just broke.
Not done yet? You brave, brave soldier, try the equally fabulous ‘Loaded Nachos’.
Cafe Chula’s Fish Tacos
Beer battered fish with red cabbage, lime chipotle mayo, guacamole and pico de gallo.
How’s that guac? Sharp, vibrant and with a great kick. But this taco is all about that crunchy battered fish.
Spicy as…: That Chilean waiter your girlfriend is definitely just friends with.
How far along is the food baby? These loaded bad boys have us waddling around, crying over little shoes and missing the sight of our toes, we’re at least six months gone.
Not done yet? If you have a single ounce of stomach left you must try the hibiscus margarita.
Street N4’s King Prawn Naked Burrito
King Prawns, rice, pinto beans, mixed peppers, cheese, sour cream and spicy salsa.
How’s that guac?: Who knew mashing up the pear’s ethnic cousin could create such greatness? A superbly made dip and the winner of the four.
Spicy as… A telenovela end of season finale.
How far along is that food baby?: Though we’re happy to leave that tortilla behind for once, this massive plate has left us stretched, bloated and shouting at our husband: “YOU DID THIS TO ME!”
Not done yet?: Though definitely crossing the border into American territory, the mozzarella sticks with smokey street salsa are a sure fire way to make this giant meal into a full on blow out.
Mestizo’s Pollo Negro
Blackened chicken with huitlacoche sauce, sweetcorn and cheese gratin. Served with homemade tortilla chips and guacamole.
How’s that guac?: Though we somehow found a Mexican dish without the magical green, we did smother ourselves (and Mestizo’s delicious homemade nachos) in some excellent ‘mole.
Spicy as… David Cameron in a two piece. Proving once again that the land of Salma Hayek isn’t just about mashing up avocados and testing the limits of humanities’ spice intake, Mestizo treated us to a surprisingly mild, yet deliciously cheesy treat.
How far along is that food baby?: Only three months in with that wonderful pregnancy glow.
Not done yet? Though often blinded by the bright lights of tacos, burritos and nachos it can be easy to forget that Mexico has a wicked taste in desserts. Pastel 3 Leches is a rich custard-like cake that tastes so good one bite will cleanse you of all your wordily sins, yes even that really naughty one.
Photos by Mike Ashdown @commodorashdown
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