DF Mexico Shoreditch

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For their latest venture, Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby (of Wahaca fame) have created an ‘experimental residency’ within the old Truman Brewery on Hanbury Street. Named after Distrito Federal (aka Mexico City), DF Mexico promises ‘a crash course in modern Mexico’ with foodie influences from north of the border. Expect a mash-up of culinary themes and ideas with a strong US flavour – from NYC tortas with smashed avocado and cucumber pickle or four-hour slow-roasted ‘carne con chile’ to panko-crumbed cod tacos. Also check out the ‘bad boy’ burritos, DIY deli boards and grills such as marinated chicken with habanero and pumpkin seed mayo or chilli-rubbed steaks with chipotle and hibiscus salsa. Meanwhile, frozen margaritas, Brixton-brewed Lupolo beer, bottomless agua frescas (‘juicy waters’) and soft-serve ice creams should be just the ticket for those long hot summer nights.
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    Half a Slice of Toast :: Half a Slice of Toast | DF Mexico

    After browsing Spitalfields Market, we fancied some tacos so headed to DF Mexico, a mexican restaurant owned by Wahaca founder and Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers. DF Mexico follows a similar style to Nandos, where you are shown to your numbered table but go up to the counter (or machine) to place your order. Ditto drinks etc are self service. We both decided to have the bottomless aqua frescas which came in three flavours: Hibiscus, Lime and chia seed and horchata. For our meals, I had pulled pork tacos whilst my friend had the grilled chicken version. The pulled pork was lovely and moist and the pickled onions...
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    Memoirs Of A Metro Girl :: DF/Mexico review: Self-service, tacos and free drinks refills; eating Mexican NY-style | Memoirs Of A Metro Girl

    DF/Mexico is the newest venture from the people behind Wahaca. I’ve long been a fan of the Wahaca chain and Mexican food in general and am thrilled there’s finally decent Mexican food in London after years of nothingness. A close friend, who like me has also travelled around Mexico and is quite discerning when it comes to its cuisine, recommend I try it… before the name completely slipped my mind. Then on a Friday afternoon in Shoreditch, I accidentally stumbled upon DF/Mexico and instantly remembered it as my friend’s recommendation. The DF in the name is what Mexicans refer to Mexico City as, aka Distrito Federal....
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    The Artful Londoner :: DF Mexico | The Artful Londoner

    Created by those lovely people that brought us Wahaca, DF Mexico is a pop up restaurant in Shoreditch. They don’t take reservations but the place is a decent size, and when we visited around 3pm on Saturday afternoon, we had no problem getting a table.

    The menu had plenty of choice, from traditional Mexican burritos and tacos to NYC Tortas (Mexican food in a brioche bun) and grill options...
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    The story of a girl who lives above her means :: review: df mexico

    Last weekend I trekked into Central London and met up with Sarah and the other girls to help celebrate her birthday early. You have to book in advance with that girl!

    When Sarah suggested DF/ Mexico which is owned by the same people behind one my favourite restaurants Wahaca, I was looking forward to the outing for days. It's a fast food Mexican with beauties such as tacos, tortas - which I had in the bun above -, burritos and DIY Mexican boards where you can use your imagination. You go up to the counter to place your order and then it arrives at your table in record time. Seriously it felt like we waited...
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    Passport and Toothbrush: :: Passport and Toothbrush Mexican Food at DF Mexico

    I’m eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had Mexican food at DF Mexico. DF Mexico, which refers to the country’s capital area, serves up modern day Mexican fare with a little hint of USA. With the risk of finding more Tex than Mex at this place, I decided to go check it out anyways. A taco is a taco after all.
    DF Mexico is located in the Brick Lane area in the Old Truman Brewery, the building that hosts the Sunday Up Market.
    Inside it looks like an American diner with those 1950s style booths and infinite soda fountains. So don’t go if you’re looking for piñatas and table serenades...
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Thomasina Miers

Since winning MasterChef in 2005, Thomasina ‘Tommi’ Miers’ career has really taken off. Originally trained at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, she subsequently did a stint at Petersham Nurseries, before embarking on a slew of TV and writing work (including columns in The Times and The Guardian). In 2007, she opened the first branch of her trendy Mexican chain, Wahaca, which now has a cool new sibling, DF/ Mexico on Brick Lane.

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