London Bridge’s much-loved Mexican restaurant Santo Remedio has opened a second site in Shoreditch. The Mexican joint run by Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes first opened in Shoreditch six years ago on Rivington Street, they were forced to close the restaurant after five months after problems with the building. Now the pair are back in the neighbourhood, this time on Great Eastern Street, and although it’s just opened the Mexican Cafe was vibrant and full of energy.
The menu at Santo Remedio is a mix of tacos, tostadas and quesadillas, all designed to be shared amongst the table. Whilst there are classics on the menu, like their Baja style fish tacos (our favourite of the eve) and pork belly carnitas tacos, there are also some more experimental dishes on there, including juicy ox tongue tacos and hibiscus & cactus quesadillas. Up for being more adventurous with your ordering? Add a side of crunchy grasshoppers to your guac and chips. Another highlight for us was the prawn & padron peppers raja cazuela, made with creamed corn and cream fraiche, which is like a rich creamy cheesy soup that’s so tasty you will want to lick the bowl clean.
You can’t go for tacos without having some margaritas, and Santo Remedio have plenty of them to offer, including the peach mezcalita, which was dangerously good and a definite winner of the evening. Santo Remedio is a great addition to Shoreditch and fits in well on the busy Great Eastern Street. If you’re looking for a trusty neighbourhood taco joint in the area be sure to stop by.
55 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HP