Cantina Del 74
The Facts
NAME: Cantina Del 74
IT'S: A Mexican restaurant

29-06-2017

OPENED: June 29th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: These guys already have an existing restaurant by the same name in Clapton
ADDRESS: Helgie’s, 177 Mare Street, E8 3RH
CLOSEST TUBE: Cambridge Heath or London Fields Overground
OPENING TIMES: Wednesday-Saturday 6pm-11pm
CONTACT: [email protected]
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Cantina Del 74

OPENED June 29th, 2017

This is the second permanent site for Cantina Del 74, which serves Mexican food and frozen margaritas, open in London Fields.

The original site in Clapton has been open a mere few months, and now they’ve opened this one at the back of Helgi’s Bar.

Cantina Del 74

The Spot:

You’ll need to walk through Helgi’s Bar to get to Cantina Del 74, so there’s an opportunity to stop there for a livener first if you fancy it. The guys behind the restaurant said of the arrangement,  it’s Icelandic in the front, Mexican in the back – like a bad haircut.’

Cantina Del 74 taco

The Food:

There are lots of new things to try here, as the menu is 35% established favourites from their other restaurant, and 65% new dishes. Their fish tacos remain on the menu, alongside cochinita pibil, and there’s a new, chicken thigh taco which comes topped with cucumber salsa.

There are other new dishes, too, like Botana de brisket, which is tender brisket served with rice and tortilla chips, and a fresh, zingy Mexican shrimp cocktail which is very different in style to the ’70’s dinner party classic.

The Drinks:

Alongside Mexican classics like the Michelada, made by mixing beer with tomato juice, and serving in a glass with a salt and chilli rim, there are jugs of frozen Margaritas, all summer long.

Cantina Del 74 drinks

The Damage:

Tacos won’t break the bank, depending on how many you put away, of course – they range in price from £3-6. That unmissable shrimp cocktail is £7.50 and a Michelada £5.50.

In a Nutshell:

We love Cantina Del 74’s approach to Mexican food, which is to keep it simple with traditional flavours and a no-nonsense approach. London Fields locals are very lucky…

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The Facts
NAME: Cantina Del 74
IT'S: A Mexican restaurant

29-06-2017

OPENED: June 29th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: These guys already have an existing restaurant by the same name in Clapton
ADDRESS: Helgie’s, 177 Mare Street, E8 3RH
CLOSEST TUBE: Cambridge Heath or London Fields Overground
OPENING TIMES: Wednesday-Saturday 6pm-11pm
CONTACT: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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