Restaurant review: Breddos Taqueria, Clerkenwell
There's plenty to love at Breddos Tacos' long-awaited permanent home in Clerkenwell, including wood-fired meats and smuggled mezcal – seriously
By Mike Gibson
Published: Wednesday 4th January 2017
What's the draw
In a cuisine filled with pretenders, Breddos Tacos' founders Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney are exponents of genuinely authentic Mexican food. The pair's new taqueria builds on the taco menu you might have tried at Street Feast's markets and festivals, with a new menu of dishes from a wood-fired grill and some seriously rare mezcals, too.
What to drink
Alongside the food, you're best off with a very decent beer list (the house beer when we visited, Zircus, was zesty and flavoursome, and a snip at £3.50 for a large). For after, make sure you grab a measure of tequila or mezcal. There's a selection of the latter brought back from Mexico by Dudhia and Whitney personally, so you're you're unlikely to find them anywhere else in London.View on Instagram
What to eat
Tacos. Oh god, tacos. We loved how well-measured the flourishes on the menu were – clam and sea urchin aguachile (a kind of Mexican ceviche) tostada was full of punchy shellfish flavours without being unapproachable – but it's called a taqueria for a reason. Get three each, then get more: alongside our favourites (Baja fish with pico de gallo and cabbage, and masa fried chicken with fiery habanero mayo, in case you were wondering) we tried short rib and pig's head tacos with a depth of flavour uncommon in slow-cooked taco fillings, and boiled egg with macadamia nut mole.
Small plates from £2.50; wine from £4 by the glass. 82 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DB; breddostacos.com