The calavera, also know as a “sugar skull”, is a now a mainstream identifier of Mexico. The calavera actually comes from Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, which is a celebration of, well, you’ve got it, the dead. It involves food, another central staple of Mexican culture, and Mole Taco Bar is a perfect ode to that celebration of death and life.
Camera: Nikkon D80, Nikkor 50mm lens
Mole Taco Bar has a stunning interior, and the theme of death is everywhere – from the calaveras at the entrance, to the huge golden flies that adorn one of the walls in the other room. Yet this is presented in quite a subtle, eclectic way – and never does it come across as somber. It was also the spot for the 5th series from my #BarelyEating project (more about it here).
Mexican food is one of my favourite, which could always mean that I’m more biased in thinking a restaurant offering it is great just by that virtue. The guacamole was delicious, coming with a little bit of a twist in the form of pomegranate. This continued with the rest of the dishes – there was always a bit of modern uptake to the dishes, either in terms of presentation or flavour, but not too much so that it takes away from what a good Mexican meal is supposed to be. Mole Taco Bar always runs all sorts of promotions as well, so head on over to grab some nice grub.