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24 April 2014
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Casa Negraone star

54-56 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3QR

£41.00 Mexican Moorgate, Liverpool Street

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  • Wine: £19.00
  • Champagne: £42.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-1am (Thurs-Sat -2am)

Square Meal Review of Casa Negra ?

Will Ricker’s sequel to La Bodega Negra is a crackling, funky Mexican joint housed in what was his Great Eastern Dining Room – no sex-shop-style entrance here, just a bouncy beach bar with a laid-back vibe. Classic Shoreditch livery sets the tone – think distressed dark-wood panelled walls, glitzy chandeliers and retro coloured light bulbs, plus a ‘family’ room next door with a communal table for walk-ins. The wide-ranging menu opens with assorted starters and small plates, from ‘antojitos’ (‘little cravings’) to sticky pork tacos, hearty chorizo and potato quesadillas and zingy mackerel ceviche pointed up with habanero chilli. To follow, spicy fried chicken is a boldly flavoured plateful and braised rib of beef is long-cooked for fall-apart tenderness. Tequila and mezcal dominate the impressive cocktail list, while the buzzy atmosphere is helped along by a bass-heavy party soundtrack and nattily dressed, eager-to-please staff.

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  1. Casa Negra

    54-56 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3QR
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    Monica S.

    great staff

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  2. Casa Negra

    54-56 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3QR
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    Sarah L.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 6

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  3. Casa Negra

    54-56 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3QR
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    Becky C.

    A little disappointing

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 5

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  4. Casa Negra

    54-56 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3QR
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    Alison T.

    Style over Substance

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    • Food & Drink: 4
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 4

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  5. Casa Negra

    54-56 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3QR
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    India R.

    F.A.B.

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  1. Published : Friday, 28th June 2013

    Fd Over LDN :: Mi Casa Su Casa - Casa Negra

    Bodega Negra was one of our most memorable recent meals in Central London. I don't think that it was really down to the food. Don't get me wrong, we had some great dishes that night - the soft shell crab tacos stood out particularly - but it was more the combination of ambience, decor, service and music which made that evening special. If I had the money to (it is staggeringly expensive), it would probably be a regular choice in Soho, which probably explains why it's one of the biggest celebrity draws in London...
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