When our favourite Shoreditch Mexican was forced to close last year we were distraught. Excellent traditional Mexican tacos – light and moreish, full of brightness and punch – is surprisingly hard to find in London.
But after a successful Kickstarter, the owners, Edson Diaz-Fuentes and his wife Natalie, have managed to re-opened Santo Remedio in a two-storey building on Tooley Street. The kitchen is bigger but the food that made us sing last year is all still there; excellent pork carnitas tacos, six-hour slow-braised beef tacos, guacamole topped with grasshoppers (yes grasshoppers) and scrumptious grilled sweetcorn.
Playful patters on the walls, simple wooden tables, modestly priced colourful dishes…and interesting wine. Bottles have been imported from Valle de Guadeloupe, a largely undiscovered wine region in Baja California in Mexico where small producers make beautiful, world-class reds and whites – we’re delighted to see these on the menu. For pud there’s only one thing, and for that we are grateful, because deep-fried dough covered in sugar and dipped in dulce con leche is our Eggo.