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|Address:||299 Portobello Road, London W10 5TD|
|Tel:||020 8968 4590|
|Price: £39.00||Wine: £19.00||Champagne: £80.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Thurs 6-11pm Fri-Sun 12N-11pm|
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I am invariably disappointed by Mexican restaurants in this country. I spend a lot of time in Tokyo – the Mexican restaurants there are superb (that doesn't surprise me as the Japanese have such high standrads in food and service) no idea why they're generally rubbish in this country. Santo is a nice looking place, the staff are nice and the location is good. The kitchen seems to make some kind of effort with the food – it is well presented. However, it is generally cooked by people who know little about Mexican food and very little about how to cook beef. You'll end up with a plate with a burrito that itelf is OK and it all looks good, but the filling is just another pile of UK – Mexican stodge – mushy beef mushed up with a mushy mish mash of stodge. It's the sort of thing that somebody in the 80s who had never tasted Mexican food might have said ‘ very nice dear’. But don't tell me this is good Mexican food – it's just another pile of soggy mushy stodge. Sorry for saying this, but it's true. Crazie Homies up the road is better but it's still a long long way from authentic quality mexican food.