Today marks the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead, when people remember family and friends they have lost. In the past few years it’s taken on a slightly less sombre meaning with fun face paints and feasting. If that’s got you in the mood for a top-notch burrito or a spot-on Margarita then read on to discover where to find your next guacamole fix.

Words: Eamonn Crowe

Wahaca, Brixton, Stockwell, London

Whether it’s churros at Wahaca (above), who are hosting their own three-day long Day of the Dead festival, or guacamole topped with an edible grasshopper at Ella Canta (below), London is bursting with great Mexican options to try.

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For a real taste of the nation, check out our pick of the best Mexican restaurants in London, or for a broader reach, peruse our pick of North-American restaurants in the capital.

This article was published 2 November 2017