Mexicali is a city that straddles the United States border, with its sister city to the north, Calexico, immediately adjacent. Mexicali, Calexico - see what they did there? Awful puns aside, should you have ever found yourself in the cross-border region, you’ll be able to confirm the quality of the cuisine found there, with a suitably international blend of American and Mexican favourites on offer. Cafe Mexicali brings this unique combination to the less divided streets of London – unless Finsbury Park are trying to put up a wall and make Stroud Green pay for it – through their Mexican restaurant on Stroud Green Road. Take a trip across the borderline, south of the border, down Mexico way by booking a table at Cafe Mexicali.
The dual food trends of Mexican food and American food have really taken off in London in recent years, and so logic dictates that a restaurant that combines the two is going to be something special. Indeed, that is exactly the case, and if you want proof, then you need to take a trip to Stroud Green Road and Cafe Mexicali. They’re reached easily on the overground via Crouch Hill or Finsbury Park, and when you arrive you’ll be transported to the heart of the borderlands by a menu that takes in the best of both Mexican, Tex-Mex and American cooking. Let us talk you through a few of the classics that you will encounter on your arrival.
South of the border is the place to start, and that means a big plate of nachos with all the trimmings to split across your party while you get stuck into the cocktail menu at Cafe Mexicali. Back it up with a classic from either side. Steaks, burgers and ribs are the order of the day for the Americans – or something more specific, such as the Cajun chicken or the buffalo wings – whereas down on the Mexican menu, they offer everything from burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, fajitas and tacos to hearty chilli con carne and salsitas. You can have your choice of fillings and plenty more besides, plus as many tequilas and mezcals as you think you can take without having to be rolled back down Stroud Green Road afterwards. Book a table at Cafe Mexicali for a Finbury Park Mexican restaurant that will have something for everyone to savour.
Excellent food and service overall. I really liked their Guacamole and Potatoes as as side, it was very tasty! As a big eater myself, I was actually surprised by the size of the dish especially their Nachos starter for 2, it was massive! I will definitely come back in the near future.
I am a big fan of Mexican food. The food is fun, generous and of course… tasty. I would recommend Café Mexicali to anyone who needs that cheesy fix. Good veggie options too!
Delicious good value food, polite and attentive service and a buzzing atmosphere. They even have salsa lessons at the back. What is not to like?