Mole Taco Bar

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.

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Wahaca Mexican Street Kitchen

In all honesty, I would expect that if I was in Mexico, calling something “street kitchen” meant that I had a 50-50 change of either having the meal of my life or getting some exotic kind of bowel disease. In London terms, this just means a food truck, this “establishment” of sorts that has gained incredibly big traction with the foodie community. They even make movies about food truck.

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Chilango

For a Catholic country like Mexico to produce such a sinful food as the burrito is simply beyond me – two deadly sins, lust and gluttony, combined in a wonderful wrap of joy and pleasure. Certainly enough, the attempt to recreate it at an industrial level has not helped the cause, but it’s still a great lunch option if you don’t fear flatulence (it’s the beans).

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Tortilla (Canary Wharf)

There are many things that Mexico means to me – the best ice-cream I ever ate, the longest flight (19h) I ever took, accidentally smuggling weapons inside the country. Having been so inspirational to my own life, I cannot be surprised that it has inspired chains and restaurants around the world as well.

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Wahaca (Canary Wharf)

From Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) to sombreros, drug cartels and Aztec Temples, Mexico really does have it all – and this includes an amazing cuisine. Enter claim to expertise in regards to this wonderful food based solely on the fact that I have visited the country and we have a recipe for success. So does the chain further the cause?

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Lupita

Lupita

To make sense of this blog post, I should contextualize the situation: if you, my dear, lovely reader, actually read my blog with ardent passion (highly unlikely), you will have noticed that last time I ended up in Gordon’s Wine Bar. As such, after half a bottle of wine, hunger had finally silenced my wallet’s wailing. It’s just safe to say that maybe this post should be read after downing a healthy glass of wine.

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