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Tortilleria El Pastor
This sequel to Borough Market favourite El Pastór is a would-be tortilla factory, turning out daily fresh tortillas which are made from scratch. The intimate restaurant features a six-seat taco bar alongside standard tables, and the menu majors in authentic Mexican. Tortillas here are made using Mexican heirloom corn and include the al pastor (24-hour marinated pork shoulder, caramelised pineapple and guacamole) and the mushroom, which mixes caramelised onion and melted Oaxaca cheese. Unlike the original, this menu features sopes, which are thick, mini maize cakes piled high with toppings. For something sweet, there’s burnt honey and grapefruit cake, while at the bar you’ll find Mexican beers and agua frescas. Don’t plan a taco Tuesday outing though, as Tortilleria El Pastor is only open from Thursday through to Sunday.