A slice of Mexico has come to Dalston as Ruby’s has got a brand new kitchen and bar. Corrochio’s, run by chef and cocktail wizard Daniel Corrochio (who actually used to run Ruby’s and has worked with founder Tom Gibson at his pub The Bluecoats in Tottenham as well) is tucked away across from the main bar at Ruby’s and it’s a proper intimate spot – real basement vibes with a bar at one end, a fireplace on the wall and a little water fountain in the middle.
Daniel’s menu combines authentic Mexican dishes, with recipes inspired by his mother featuring lesser-known Mexican ingredients. The dishes change fairly regularly but there’ll always be a handful of tacos to choose from – we preferred the lamb barbacoa with beans & pickled onions over the carne asada taco charro, but both come with a great roasted salsa. The corn tortillas are excellent too, they’re what tortillas should be and a world away from the flavourless cardboardy packet ones you’d get in the supermarket. In fact, the tortillas are so good that you’ll defo need to order the guac and totopos too so you can try the crispy versions as well.
The drinks list features a range of tequila, mezcal, sotol and raicilla as well as inventive cocktails like the Mezcalita (hibiscus caramel, spicy jalapeno syrup, pineapple & Koch El Mezcal) and the Monarca (Abasolo Mexican whiskey, nixta corn liqueur, mole, hoja santa bitters & Cocchi di Torino) but they shake up a mean marg too for those who want to keep it classic.
Corrochio’s is serving up proper Mexican grub so if you like tacos and you like tequila, you’ll find a lot to love here.
76 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7XB