Since moving to London, I’ve been having trouble finding good Mexican food. Manila has been obsessed with Mexican fare for several years and I’ve been missing authentic tacos and quesadillas from El Chupacabra and Taco Vengo. You can imagine my excitement when I heard about a couple of good Mexican places opening up in London – one of them being Breddos Tacos?
Breddos Tacos started as a makeshift food stall in Hackney 7 years ago and has since served customers in residences and food parks. They now have 2 branches in London and have even published a cookbook!
We booked 2 seats at their Clerkenwell branch on a Tuesday night and got there at around 7pm. Lucky for us, it wasn’t too busy because it’s a relatively small place. I can, however, imagine it being cramped on a busy night.
The decor is fun and young with neon lights, colourful prints on the walls and stools for chairs. I particularly liked the raw look on the plates that they use.
Tortilla chips and guacamole £6
The tortilla chips had the perfect crunch and texture. I found the guacamole to be Really fresh but a bit bland. Nothing to write home about.
Corn Esquites (Nduja, Montgomery cheddar, habanero & chipotle mayo and coriander) £5
We loved this one. The corn mixed with cheddar and chipotle mayo gave it a really creamy, rich taste with a kick. It was a joy to scoop up with the chips that complemented it perfectly.
Baja Fish taco (cabbage, habanero mayonnaise, salsa molcajete, chipotle, coriander and red onions) £4 each
This is one of their more popular dishes. The fish was crispy and the ingredients fresh. One of the better dishes but found it lacking in flavour.
❤ Masa Fried Chicken taco (salsa molcajete, shredded cabbage, habanero mayonnaise and coriander) £3.5 each
This was the star of the evening. Perfectly seasoned and deep-fried, the fried chicken was definitely TDF. Matched with some tortilla chips, it felt like a Mexican fiesta in my mouth.
Carne Quesadilla (aged onglet steak, oaxaca cheese, salsa molcajete, pickled jalapenos, red onions and coriander) £7.5
This was a bit of a letdown because the steak was quite tough and hard to chew. Otherwise, the quesadilla was properly cheesy and pleasant.
Our rating: 3 out of 5. We would definitely come back for the fried chicken tacos and the corn esquites, but found that everything else was a bit too pricey for the taste and amount of food served.
Where do you go for a Mexican fix?