When the Hart bros (the guys behind the legendary Barrafina and Quo Vadis) opened this taqueria in Borough Market, it was the best meal BarChick had all year. Think awesome tacos that are the real deal made from a mighty ‘trompo’ (upright grill) that make the Mexico City staple ‘al pastor’ taco.
Mexico City taqueros use pork rather than lamb (like in Lebanese tacos). The meat is marinated in dried chillies, spices, achiote, and orange juice and then wrapped up in a corn tortilla - delicious. The El Pastór crew have their own special house marinade and have turned a whole mezzanine floor into a tortilla factory making their own freshly baked corn tortillas.
The booze list is bang on and mezcal heavy, (served neat with orange slices) - yes you can. If that's not your style, there are Mexican beers and Magaritas a-plenty. Looks-wise it's exactly what you'd expect with lots of colour and mixed woven fabrics reflecting bustling street-side taquerias and lively Mexican vibes. It's FUN. Get in line because this is a place worth queueing for.