Casa Mexico

By jessfagin
1 Winkley Street, E2 6PY
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Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

Mexicans need to move to London. The US is hostile and there’s nowhere to get a decent taco or tamale in this city. I may have been born 6000 miles from Oaxaca, but I’m taking matters into my own hands and Casa Mexico is going to help me. Hidden behind Mare Street, this unexpected shop is an emporium of Mexican imports: corn tortillas and masa for making your own, fatty chicharrones, every chilli from chipotle to ancho, scores of bottled salsas,tequilas, mezcals and aguas frescas. It’s not just the impossible to find ingredients, they also stock tortilla presses and lava stone pestle and mortars as well as textiles, pots and festival ephemera. If you are craving a good taco fix as much as me, stock up and get cooking. /Jess Fagin