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El Tigre Tacos and Pink Flamingos at Nine Lives

For London Cocktail Week, recently launched yet already smooth sailing London Bridge bar, Nine Lives, shipped in bartender/luchador EL Tigre from his family restaurant, Los Barcos, in Mexico for limited run tacos paired with tequila cocktails. Continue reading

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Preview: London Mezcal Week – A Celebration of Mezcal, Mexican Culture, Art and Food

In Oaxaca, Mexico they say that mezcal doesn’t make you drunk, it makes you magical. If you’ve tried it you know what they mean. If you haven’t, you’re about to because the first official London Mezcal Week is happening this week, 11 to 17 September 2017. Continue reading

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How to Live Every Day Like It’s National Taco Day (Miles Away)

We strive to live every day like it’s National Taco Day. So have a look at the best tacos across America and try not to drool. Continue reading

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Recipe: Walnut Chicken Tacos

Old El Paso’s invitation for me to attend the media preview of its “mini cantina” pop-up at the South Bank a few days back was coupled with an offer to try the newly launched Mini Stand N Stuff tortillas for myself and come up with my own recipe of stuff to put in them. Continue reading

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Improve Your Mood at El Camion, Brewer Street, Soho

Tequila enlivens your mood. And if you’re drinking the quality stuff it won’t leave you feeling hung over with a headache the next day. Does this sound like a shot of just-what-the-doctor-ordered? Then ándale your way over to Soho for taste of Old Mexico at El Camion. Continue reading

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Gourmet Gorditas at Sunday Upmarket

Gorditas are hand-made Mexican flatbreads made of wheat and stuffed with a yummy filling. Now you can get ‘em in London thanks to Pedro and Santiago, a couple of enterprising Mexicans who recently started traded under the name Gourmet Gorditas with a stall selling their gourmet versions of this Northern Mexican street food at Brick Lane’s Sunday Upmarket. Continue reading

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Tacos, Chocolate Chicken, and Barbacoa: The Ultimate Mexican Food Guide (Miles Away)

To help you make the most of every meal in magnificent Mexico, have a look at this list of top Mexican dishes. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #47

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Tacopedia: The Taco Encyclopedia Published … Continue reading

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Good Stuff … from the World of Zing

Good Stuff and lots of it! Here’s my latest list of top things to see, sip or savour. This time round I’d like to share with you some especially spicy recs that I came across at the recent launch of World of Zing, the UK’s first “Contemporary Food & Drink Emporium, bringing together produce from some of the UK’s most exciting flavour experts!” More info at worldofzing.com. Continue reading

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Dixie Detours: Chattanooga, Choo Choo City

Chattanooga is my old teenage stomping ground. Since I’ve moved away, every year or two when I’ve managed to make it back for a visit (usually around Christmastime), the area always seemed to have gotten better than I remembered it being. Same holds true this time round. Continue reading

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#FreeBurritos from @Burrito_Mama Noon to 5pm Today at One New Change, St Paul’s

Thomasina Meirs and the folks at Wahaca are celebrating the opening of Burrito Mama at One New Change, EC4M 9AF with free burritos on offer today (Thursday 7 November) until 5pm. Yum! Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Thomasina Miers, Burrito Mama

Thomasina Meirs (fresh back to work from several months’ maternity leave) and the folksbehind popular London restaurant group, Wahaca, have announced plans to open Burrito Mama – a new takeaway restaurant at One New Change (along with an actual Wahaca outlet in the same shopping complex) – at the end of October.

For a taste of what’s to come, head over to Street Feast in Dalston today where Tommi and crew will be slinging beans and stuffin’ ’em in toasted tortillas at a pop-up market stall (don’t worry – there’s covered seating if it rains). I dropped by last night for a pork pibil “Mexicana Mama” (sin rice but abundantly filled with pork and crunchy slaw). Yum. Continue reading

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4 Unique Eats in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico (CheapOair)

There’s no shortage of great places to eat in Mexico City, but deciding on where to grab a bite can seem like a daunting task at times – you’re spoiled for choice (well, as long as you like Mexican), and it’s not always so clear what your best options are. Here’s a list of four unique eateries in the city’s Centro Histórico near the city’s famed Zócalo plaza. Continue reading

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Opens in SW9 + Win FREE Burritos

To celebrate the opening of Chipotle Mexican Grill in Wimbledon I’m offering a two vouchers for one free burrito, burrito bowl, salad or order of tacos each. Continue reading

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Boorito 2012: £2 Burritos at Chipotle if You’re Dressed up for Halloween

Today – Halloween, 31 October 2012 – Chipotle Mexican Grill is helping raise funds to benefit FoodCycle through a “Boorito” fundraiser.  Visit one of Chipotle’s five London locations between 4pm and closing while wearing your fancy dress/Halloween costume and you’ll … Continue reading

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Win FREE Burritos for a Year from @benitoschat

To celebrate four years of bundling up burritos and mixing margaritas, Benito’s Hat has announced a chance to win a year’s worth of free food from the London-based (and owned) Mexican restaurant group. Runner up prizes include free food for … Continue reading

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Mexican Restaurant, Wahaca, “Experiments” on London’s Southbank (CheapOair)

One of London’s most celebrated locally owned restaurant groups, Wahaca, has launched a new pop up location at the popular Southbank Centre. Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog.

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Wahaca – on – Thames

Wahaca’s new Southbank Experiment has just opened at the Southbank Centre (where Dishoom’s fabulous Chowpatty Beach was last summer). The temporary restaurant has been constructed out of eight recycled shipping containers, arranged in a two storey overhanging structure that allows … Continue reading

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1000 Free Burritos @ New Tortilla Wimbledon Tomorrow From Noon (Londonist)

The first come, first served freebie bean-bash starts at noon. 1000 Free Burritos @ New Tortilla Wimbledon Tomorrow From Noon Londonist, 3 April 2012

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Tequila in London (CheapOair)

Tequila in London CheapOair, November 15, 2011 … here’s a roundup of a few Mexican restaurants with bars specializing in serving quality tequila (the good stuff that won’t leave you with a headache the next morning) … READ MY COMPLETE … Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Lots of good stuff going on here in the world of tikichris  these days … and I hope y’all have had or will find the chance to peruse my online content for what I’ve been up to.  Beyond everything I … Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch? Buen Provecho, Lower Marsh Street Market (Londonist)

What’s for Lunch? Buen Provecho, Lower Marsh Street Market Londonist, November 1, 2011 at 11.30 am No burritos here – just fresh and delicious Mexican street food actually made on the street by actual Mexicans. READ MY COMPLETE POST: What’s … Continue reading

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Free Burritos, Wahaca Canary Wharf, 14-15 July (Londonist)

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More Free Burritos: This Time At Tortilla, Hammersmith (Londonist)

1000 free burritos to be given away tomorrow at the new Tortilla Mexican restaurant on King Street in Hammersmith. Continue reading

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Hats Off to Mexican Street Photography – Limited Edition Prints at Benito’s Hat

Mexican street photography at Benito’s Hat Mexican restaurant in London – info, pics, and limited edition purchase details. Continue reading

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Hats off to Mexican Street Photography at Benito’s Hat New Oxford Circus Restaurant (Qype does London)

Hats off to Mexican Street Photography at Benito’s Hat New Oxford Circus Restaurant Qype does London, May 7th 2011 To celebrate the opening of [Benito’s Hat’s] Oxford Circus location, a “Hat’s Off to Mexican Street Photography” exhibition is on show now … Continue reading

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Guru Event: Tequila and Mexican Street Food (and Lots of it!) at Wahaca Soho (Qype does London)

Guru Event: Tequila and Mexican Street Food (and Lots of it!) at Wahaca Soho Qype does London, March 2nd 2011 Is 100% blue agave tequila the greatest spirit ever? Maaaaaybe! Gets ya drunk, makes ya happy and (here’s the best part) won’t … Continue reading

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Guru Event: Tequila Tasting at Wahaca Soho (Qype does London)

Guru Event: Tequila Tasting at Wahaca Soho Qype does London, February 17th 2011 The tasting starts at 7pm and lasts for about an hour and a half during which time Qypers taste around a dozen tequilas, with the aim of choosing … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos Tuesdays at Tortilla (Londonist)

Fish Tacos Tuesdays at Tortilla Londonist, September 1, 2010 11:28 AM Right tasty fish tacos may now be had at the Market Place location of London-based “Californian-Mexican” restaurant chain, Tortilla. At the moment, these pescatarian friendly comidas are only available … Continue reading

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£2 Birthday Specials at Benito’s Hat – TODAY (Londonist)

£2 Birthday Specials at Benito’s Hat – TODAY Londonist, July 28, 2010 11:00 AM … a sombrero full of two quid specials: Coronas, tacos, and mini frozen margaritas. READ THE COMPLETE POST: £2 Birthday Specials at Benito’s Hat – TODAY

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New Restaurant Review: Benito’s Hat (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: Benito’s Hat Londonist, July 14, 2010 5:27 PM Londonist popped round for last night’s opening party of the second location of Benito’s Hat. Near Covent Garden, this shiny new joint offers a comfy spot to grab a … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: Chipotle (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: Chipotle Londonist, May 19, 2010 4:49 PM As watered and dumbed down as an American style chain of bean slingers could ever be, “gourmet burritos and tacos and barbacoa” restaurant Chipotle has now opened here in London. … Continue reading

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Wahaca Reveals New Summer Menu (Londonist)

Wahaca Reveals New Summer Menu Londonist, May 5, 2010 12:30 PM Well, the weather may yet deem us Londoners unworthy of a proper summer, but for a seasonally inspired taste of sunshiny goodness, Wahaca‘s new summer menu guarantees to add … Continue reading

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Daddy Donkey Guacamole Recipe Revealed (Londonist)

Daddy Donkey Guacamole Recipe Revealed Londonist, February 5, 2010 11:00 AM We’ve been giddily raving about lunchtime street vendingcampeónes Daddy Donkey for just under two years, and all that while we’ve been keenly pleased with their slow cooked/fast food Mexican … Continue reading

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Guru Event Review: Free Seasonal Menu Sampling at Wahaca Westfield (Qype does London)

Guru Event Review: Free Seasonal Menu Sampling at Wahaca Westfield Qype does London, October 5th 2009 By inviting us twenty or so lucky Qypers along last Thursday for a sample of their new “cold months” menu at their stylish Westfield … Continue reading

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