An authentic exploration of mexican cuisine – no burritos or fajita’s here!
Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes; the husband and wife team behind Santo Remedio have created a casual and intimate mexican cocina here in Shoreditch – perfect for escaping the rain, as we did, and feeling like you’re in Mexico.
Edson has worked at Casa Oaxaca (considered to be one of Mexcio’s top restaurants) as well as lead the menu revolution at Wahaca – so you know you;re in good hands! His menu pays homage to “Anojitos Mexicanos”, the wonderfully varied street food of Mexico, alongside dishes inspired by the cuisine of Mexico City, Oaxaca and Yucatan, to name a few.
What you can’t help but notice, from the sharing plates to the drinks, is the abundance of flavour. This isn’t your typical pseudo mexican spicy burrito flavour, but rich layers of carefully selected ingredients. Even their house cocktail divulges different spicy tones as you sip it.
If margaritas aren’t your thing then they have a nice selection of mexican beers.
We suggest ordering lots of the sharing plates and definitely see what specials they have on. We were treated to an amazing octopus tostada as well as a fresh guacamole topped with grasshoppers; not enough to make it a novelty but just enough to add a toasty crunch to the guac – like we said, don’t expect burritos here!
We had both the pork and beef tacos to share which went a long way to filling us up! Both were filling with juicy tender meat and if you like things spicy; get their salsa on the side (they’ll more than happily make it hotter for you too!)
The Baby Potato Flautas is a great accompaniment, not just for the vegetarians, and we wholly recommend the Chicken wings in Oaxacan Mole sauce. Again, packed with flavour and a taste that lingers. And as a nice refreshing side, we recommend getting the cactus slaw.
You can’t go and not end the dinner with some churros! Nor can you not try their Café de olla. An orange and cinnamon reduction blended with a freshly ground mexican cofee.
Santo Remedio deliver a brilliant lesson in how to do mexican food and I think we have found our new favourite!