SquareMeal Review of
DF Mexico Tottenham Court Road
The team behind Wahaca (Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby) described the first DF Mexico in Shoreditch as an ‘experimental residency’, so this second casual, US/Mexico City mash-up proves it succeeded. Inside, the high ceiling is broken up by a rope canopy, and Wahaca fans will appreciate the rainbow colour scheme (featuring work by Mexican artists). Sit at booths or communal tables – all very wipe-clean, very child-friendly. The generously priced burritos don’t differ greatly from Wahaca’s but are full of smoky flavour, while the tortas (toasted brioche burgers with Mexican fillings) overflow with the sticky, sauce-smothered likes of slow-cooked chilli beef with chipotle mayo. Equally brimming tacos are also available, with sides including an unmissably creamy sweetcorn cup revealing a mixture of lime, mayo and cheese. You can order via self-service screens, but the option to talk to a human is welcome, as are the dangerously cheap, deeply cheerful DFrozen Margaritas.