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Santo Remedio

Santo Remedio

Keen to give Wahaca competition for the most authentic Mexican food in the capital is colourful newcomer Santo Remedio on Rivington Street in Shoreditch. Set across two floors, the 45-cover space gives traditional Mexican dishes a vibrant modern twist, from street food to classic dishes from Mexico City, Oaxaca and Yucatan. Meaning “Holy Remedy” in Spanish, at the helm is husband and wife duo Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes.

Wahaca’s former head of innovation, Edson’s menu is inspired by the dishes he grew up with and includes the likes of six hour slow cooked beef with chile ancho, pasilla and spices; grilled cactus with sautéed sweetcorn, salsa roja and feta; pork confit caramelised with orange juice and Coca Cola; chicken wings in mole negro; and grilled sweetcorn with smoky mayo, lime and pecorino.

For pud, don’t miss the divine sounding churros with dulce de leche. On the drinks front, the cocktail list goes big on Mezcal and Margaritas, while the wine list shines a light on little-known drops from Mexico’s Baja California region.

Santo Remedio, 22 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DY

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