Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Make way for the Mexican at London's Restaurant Festival


  Yesterday was the first day of the annual London Restaurant Festival which runs until 18th October. In keeping with current food trends, Mexican food is one of this year's highlights and many of London's Mexican restaurants are offering diners a special festival menu. Those involved include:

Boho Mexica
Cantina Laredo
Santo
Mestizo
Benito's Hat
Chilango
Lupita
Mercado
Mestizo
Taqueria
Tacuba
Café Pacífico
La Perla

For details of these and others, see map.

In addition, this year's festival food market at Old Spitalfields Maket is showcasing Mexican food. A number of Mexican food producers will have stands, as well as several of the restaurants listed above so now's the time to stock up on all those hard to find ingredients! The market will be open next week, between the following times:

Mon 11th, Tues 12th, Wed 13th, Fri 15th and Sat 16th Oct: 12.00-6.00pm
Sun 17th Oct: 9.00-6.00pm

And if all that doesn't sound like a good enough reason to indulge, next week is also London Cocktail Week, with many of London's best bars serving up a whole plethora of special cocktails. If margaritas are you thing, then there's certainly no shortage on offer, as well as many other delicous concoctions. How about the Mexican Passion Mojito (Tapatio, lime juice, fresh passion fruit, mint and agave nectar) at Cafe Pacifico or the Olmeca Altos Paloma (Olmeca Altos tequila, lime juice and Ting) at El Camino?

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