Mexicans in Britain represent a small, growing community – once more it’s London that holds the chupacabra’s share. Thus the capital’s many districts offer some of the best opportunities if you are looking for Mexican restaurants in London. Indeed, studies have shown that Mexican food is set to bump Chinese food from its position as the nation’s second most consumed world cuisine after Indian. Accordingly, and we’re sure causally, the rise of Mexican food is linked to a parallel rise in the number of sit-down Mexican restaurants – both independents and popular chains – and street-food vendors. All of which number amongst the Mexican restaurants London has at its disposal.
The Mexican restaurants London has to offer are scattered across the city. Greenwich has a couple of London Mexican restaurants, while there’s at least one Mexican restaurant in Battersea, Camden Town, Clapham, Covent Garden, Crystal Palace, Fulham, and Holloway. With the number of Mexican restaurants in London increasing all the time, and with some taking the form of pop-up restaurants or mobile street-food vendors – true Mexican style – its best to keep your eyes peeled and your poor, abused palate ready for the sudden appearance of new London Mexican restaurants if you’re serious about your chilli and finding the best Mexican restaurants London has to offer.
Mexican cuisine is incredibly diverse, and the best Mexican restaurants in London reflect this, shunning the notion that Mexican outside of Mexico is simply Tex-Mex, the Americanised versions of mostly North Mexican dishes that, for better or worse, are responsible for the spread of Mexican culinary culture worldwide. And Mexican food truly is a worldwide phenomenon. The importance and diversity of domestic Mexican cuisine has led UNESCO to designate Mexican cuisine as an example of the world’s ‘intangible cultural heritage’, an honour previously only bestowed upon Japan and its cuisine. Deeply regional, Mexican cuisine promises a long, tasty journey for those willing to explore its fiery depths.
The first thing to note when looking for Mexican restaurants in London is that you should always check the menu for regional dishes – these are what make Mexican cuisine distinctly Mexican, while simultaneously belying the notion that Mexican cuisine is a culinary monoculture typical to all of Mexico. So, select London in Quandoo and simply check the ‘Mexican’ filter in the cuisine selector. A full list of the best Mexican restaurants in London will pop up, giving you an indication of average price per customer and the London Mexican restaurants’ exact location. You can of course filter by district to further narrow your search. Salud!