SquareMeal Review of
Cantina Del 74
After opening a Clapton site in early 2017, this no-frills taqueria now has a second restaurant in London Fields. The brainchild of Boho Mexica founder Enrique Vivas and Jorge Felizardo (who helped to launch Taberna do Mercado), this 70s-inspired restaurant and bar is all about being authentically Mexican. As well as signatures including the fish taco and the cochinita pibil, the menu is mostly new. Expect the likes of beef brisket served with tortilla chips, a Mexican shrimp cocktail, and chicken thigh-stuffed tacos with a cucumber salsa. Cantina Del 74 is housed inside Scandi-inspired cocktail bar Helgi’s, so the drinks are mostly taken care of, but there are frozen margaritas on hand for those looking to have a true fiesta.