LOTI EATS: EL PASTOR

It’s fair to say that when the Hart brothers, the pair behind Barrafina and Quo Vadis, announced that they were to open a new Mexican restaurant called El Pastor, people got just a little bit excited. Not only are they top restaurateurs but Sam Hart actually lived in Mexico City for many years, operating a cult nightclub El Colmillo, so he should certainly know a thing or two about tacos.

El Pastor is under the railway tracks in Borough Market, a long thin room with high tables and a bar at the front, and a small dining room and kitchen at the back. Tacos are the main focus on the menu and there’s no reason why a couple of you can’t work your way through a good chunk of the menu – we certainly did. You should definitely kick off with some guacamole and chicharron (Mexican pork crackling) and a couple of the snacks – we loved the sesame tuna tostada and the prawn ceviche. From there on in, it’s all about the tacos; our faves were the al pastor, the chorizo and potato, and the epic short rib, served on the bone and with a bowl of fresh tacos to roll up your own. BOOM.

7a Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AA
www.tacoselpastor.co.uk