Santo Remedio London Bridge restaurant review
Santo Remedio in London Bridge has collaborated with a very special chef for some incredibly tasty menu specials. We sent our writer Neil Simpson along for a bite.
I’ve eaten at Santo Remedio before (when it opened in 2016) and I’ve been recommending it ever since as a reasonably priced, interesting, varied and tasty Mexican – which can be difficult to find in London. When I was invited back to try it’s Day of the Dead menu specials, I didn’t hesitate.
Extra dishes have been added to the main menu for the next few weeks only, by the celebrated Mexican chef Pedro Evia. He runs several restaurants in Mexico including K’u’uk in Yucatán and, if the food he cooked on my visit is anything to go by, I’d love to visit K’u’uk! Every plate was superb and the best version of each that I have ever tasted: the Conchita Pibil (pork belly) tacos were soft and brimming with meaty juices; the delicious Esquite Pibinal (grilled corn kernels mixed with chilli powder and cream, above) had a hint of spicy chocolate flavour to it; the unusual Scallop Ceviche Negro (£8, below) was in a black sauce, created using chilli ash.
Looking for a brilliant Mexican restaurant in Covent Garden? Read our review of Café Pacifico here.
Five dishes in total are available as daily specials, priced between £4 and £15, alongside Santo Remedio’s own menu of quesadillas, tacos and grilled meats and fish – famously, they also serve guacamole with grasshoppers in it.
The bad part? Pedro Evia‘s dishes are only available until the end of November, so if you are looking for a Mexican restaurant during your visit to London, now is a really good time to visit Santo Remedio.
Prices and opening times correct at time of publishing
If you’re visiting the SE1 area but prefer European flavours, read our review of Arthur Hooper’s restaurant and wine bar in Borough Market
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