Sorry, but your web browser is too old to display this page properly.
Please update it to the latest version or switch to a more modern browser,
Google Chrome or
Internet Explorer 8 (they're all free).
Open since the early 80s, this down-&-dirty diner with its whirring ceiling fans, scuffed terracota-tiled floor & vintage posters is something of a Tex-Mex institution in Covent Garden.
Join an up-for-it crowd to feast on nachos, sizzling fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos & burritos: all decent renditions, pepped up with punchy sauces such as tequila & pineapple
salsa. A few exotic combos – duck, scallop & tamarind fajitas, say – add to the appeal, as do calorie-laden puds such as the infamous Mexican deep-fried ice cream. Service is efficient &
prices are easy – especially the bargain lunch & kids’ menus. Imported beers & wines from South America & Spain add an authentic touch, although they play second fiddle to the cracking
line-up of Tequilas, mezcals & piscos behind the bar.
What do you think of when I say “tequila”? Wild nights when you were 18 that never concluded with the wearing of trousers and always seemed to involve a hedgehog, a novelty hat an industrial sized vat of glitter? Maybe you didn’t stop at 18, maybe you still do this occasionally. Maybe that’s just how you roll. I’m not here to judge. Maybe it’s a good idea for us all to let off steam in the company of a hedgehog once in a while. Maybe they have all the answers. Maybe.Whatever your life plan, I learnt a little something interesting last week that I’m here to share: Mexico actually makes a few incredibly top notch tipples. And if you’ve been as experimental with sobriety (or the lack thereof) as I have, you’ll know that there’s a huge difference between getting sloshed on cheap liquor and enjoying an exquisite night of slight inebriation with a quality spirit. With the former, things get messy quickly. With the latter, you’re aware that you’re not quite sober, but you’re still perfectly respectable...
More from The Mayfairy »
Are you the restaurant owner?
Click here for Links & Logos
Are you making a general enquiry or enquirying about private rooms?
If you want expert advice on the best private rooms and their availability use our free Square Meal Concierge service and earn extra Square Meal Rewards points with every booking.
You are making an enquiry at
By clicking 'SEND' you agree to the Square Meal User Agreement