The Facts
NAME: Tortilleria El Pastor
IT'S: A Mexican food shop, restaurant and bar

07-04-2018

OPENED: April 07th, 2018
SOFT LAUNCH: 7th-8th April, 50% off food
WHO'S BEHIND IT: The Hart Brothers (Barrafina, Quo Vadis) and Crispin Somerville
DID YOU KNOW: They've ordered in a special tortilla maker which produces just 12 tortillas per minute (slow compared to commercial machines) but has superior results
LOCATION: Bermondsey
ADDRESS: 106 Druid Street, SE1 2HH
CLOSEST TUBE: Bermondsey
OPENING TIMES: Thursday: 5-10pm; Friday: 12-3pm, 5-10pm; Saturday: 12-3pm, 5-10pm; Sunday: 12-3pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: No

Tortilleria El Pastor

OPENED 14 DAYS AGO

Tortilleria El Pastor is a second site from the team behind Tacos El Pastor, now open on soft launch in Bermondsey.

This new venue from the producers of some of London’s best tacos is a one-stop shop for taco ingredients, plus a restaurant and bar.

The Spot:

This is under an arch on Druid Street in Bermondsey, adjacent to Maltby Street Market. As the name implies it’s a taco factory and is producing fresh corn tacos which are available to take away. There’s also a bar and restaurant, with room for 26.

The Food:

As well as producing maize tacos every day the team are selling fresh salsas, tortilla presses, tomatillos, jalapenos and cheeses from Mexican cheesemaker Gringa Diary, based in Peckham. In short, everything you need to produce your own Mexican feast at home is on sale here.

There’s also a taco restaurant serving their signature El Pastor tacos (marinated pork with caramelised pineapple) and mushroom tacos with caramelised onions and melted Oaxaca cheese – a mozzarella-like cheese which is stretched and rolled into balls when ready, a bit like a giant rubber band ball but made of delicious dairy.

For dessert, there’s Mezcal, burnt honey and grapefruit cake, chocolate pots and their fab take on a Bounty Bar, which is as good as it sounds… sweet coconut covered in chocolate.

The Drinks:

It’s all about the Mezcal and Mexican beers. The Mezcal is their own batch, made in partnership with Mexico’s La Clandestina Mezcaleria and their master mezcalero, Don Guillermo Abad. This is also available to take away.

The Damage:

Tacos are around £2-3 and beers start at £4.75. Mezcal is around £6 a serving.

In a Nutshell:

Mexican ingredients have been hard to find in London so this is exciting – particularly so because all the supplies are now available in one place. Why not have a round of tacos while you plan your feast?

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The Facts
NAME: Tortilleria El Pastor
IT'S: A Mexican food shop, restaurant and bar

07-04-2018

OPENED: April 07th, 2018
SOFT LAUNCH: 7th-8th April, 50% off food
WHO'S BEHIND IT: The Hart Brothers (Barrafina, Quo Vadis) and Crispin Somerville
DID YOU KNOW: They've ordered in a special tortilla maker which produces just 12 tortillas per minute (slow compared to commercial machines) but has superior results
LOCATION: Bermondsey
ADDRESS: 106 Druid Street, SE1 2HH
CLOSEST TUBE: Bermondsey
OPENING TIMES: Thursday: 5-10pm; Friday: 12-3pm, 5-10pm; Saturday: 12-3pm, 5-10pm; Sunday: 12-3pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: No

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