This restaurant-cum-tequila bar offers Mexican cooking based on the area around Jalisco - the home of the spirit. You will indeed find dishes you've probably never tried before, but your love of chili's will be tested and your tastebuds slightly deadened. However, the food has been described as fresh, boisterous and satisfying - and viewed as a whole, a good time seem to be had by all.
If eating seriously you might start with 'Chorizo con Papas' (pan-fried chorizo with shallots, potatoes and coriander); 'Camarones Puerto Vallarta' (char-grilled shrimps with roasted cherry tomato and habanero salsa) or 'Ensalada de Jicama y Cacahuates' (salad of jicama with cucumber and roasted peanuts, dressed with lime, arbol chilli and ewe's milk cheese).
To be followed by 'Birria' (slow-braised lamb shank cooked in beer, cloves and ancho chilis); 'Pollo Rostizado' (corn-fed chicken roasted with achiote spices, with a roasted tomato salsa) or 'Pescado al Moyo de Ajo' (pan-fried sea bream with garlic-infused olive oil with a courgette, avocado and arbol chilli salsa).
You might then need cooling refreshment - this might come in the form of one of their popular tequila cocktails or if you're still hungry, 'Baked Vanilla Custard with Cinnamon and Orange Zest' or 'Watermelon with Crushed Piquin Chili and Lime'.
Friendly, helpful service.
- Food Style: Mexican
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00; mains £10.50 to £14.50
- Dinner: all week, 18.00-23.00; mains £10.50 to £14.50
- Seats: 60
- Wine: a concise list, concentrating on South America, kicks off at £14.90 and their selection of Tequila is very impressive.
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Liverpool Street Rail and Underground
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: 25th to 30th Dec; some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating