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REVIEW: DF Mexico, Tottenham Court Road

 

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Any Wahaca fan will know good fast food when they see it – minimum fuss, maximum colour and flavour. So how about this spin-off: DF Mexico’s Tottenham Court Road branch, now open following a popular run at Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery.

Popping primary colours, lighting strung from the ceiling and mismatched art work come together in that hip, modern way most restaurants do nowadays – everything feels vibrant and young.

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The food, though. The food. Tacos piled high with chicken and pork, huge burritos stuffed with rice, zingy green bowls of guacamole and a regularly-changing menu of special dishes – currently, the buttermilk chicken torta burger, filled with spicy mayo and purple cabbage.

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We sampled the latter and can confirm the brioche bun to be buttery and soft, the chicken expertly fried and the Sol beer alongside it served cold.

Greedily sharing a steak DIY platter too, we can vouch for the bubbling skillet of melty cheese and medium-cooked steak, eaten any way you please with a pile of small tortilla wraps and sauces. The fish tacos are superb also, flaky fish peeking out from golden crispy coatings.

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Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby’s trip around the border states of the US led them to creating this string of restaurants with a fun mix of flavour – Mexican spices, for sure, alongside meaty US offerings.

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You can detect Miers’ playful side, too – jaunty juices like Hibiscus on tap, coke floats and frozen margaritas alongside good wine options. Dessert’s an event in itself – soft serve ice cream with plenty of toppings and chocolate brownies to boot. Plenty of fun, pre or post drinks – we’ll see you there come Friday.

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