A few of Cassandra's hot tips for Mexican places to eat in London:
Canta: Good friend of Cassandra and lauded Chef Martha
Ortiz's inventive Mexican menu and creative cocktails headline at
this glamorous spot. £50 per person without drinks.
Quote 'Cassandra' upon booking for a free glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne!
One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7QY
Santa Remedio: Food inspired by the taquerias, markets, homes and celebrations of Mexico. Approximately £30 per person. Speak to Nathalie, wife of Chef and Owner Edson, and mention Cassandra.
152 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TU
Peyote: Contemporary Mexican Restaurant & Bar.
13 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NS
Mestizo: Authentic Mexican atmosphere with delicious food and a small tiendita (shop) next door selling all things Mexican.
103 Hampstead Road, Kings Cross, London NW1 3EL
Head Chef at Ella Canta, Martha Ortiz
Tonteria: Mexican tapas and Tequila spot on Sloane Square with famous sharing cocktails inspired by Mexico's heritage and culture. 7-12 Sloane Square, Belgravia, SW1W 8EG
Cafe Pacifico: Mexican food and creative margaritas served since 1982 in a former banana warehouse. 5 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA
Wahaca: Mexican street food on the streets of London. My wonderful friend Thomasina, to whom wears Cassandra's Tortillas, set up Wahaca after studying Spanish and first travelling to Mexico "hapless and last minute" when she was 18 years old. Thomasina was simply staggered by the food Mexico had to offer. For Thomasina, it's all about honest flavours and not just about heat, and it is this distinct essence of fresh and healthy Mexican food that Thomasina has brought back to the UK.
El Pastor: A Mexican Taqueria serving tacos and tortillas made from scratch in house every day, along with fresh salsas, Mexican beers, mezcal and more. 7a Stoney Street, London, SE1 2HH
Tortilleria El Pastor: A tortilla factory and eat-in taco bar, which also sells fresh tortillas, chillies, tomatillos and everything you need to make Mexican food at home. 58 Stanworth Street, London, SE1 3NY