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London’s Mexican scene goes far beyond just tequila and tacos, that’s why online urban city guide and app, Yelp is teaming up with award-winning KanKun sauces and the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain to show London the best of Mexico on your doorstep. MexiFest is taking over Spitalfields Market on 10th September to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.  

Yelp and KanKun are bringing together some of the capital’s most authentic Mexican providers for what is set to be London’s biggest free entry celebration of Mexican food, drink and culture.

Sample traditional delights including gorditas, torta pocket sandwiches, Mexican cheeses and iced paletas to mention a few. You’ll also be able to immerse yourself in Mexican culture including fashion, arts, entertainment and games. There will even be giant piñatas and a replica luchador ring complete with traditional Mexican wrestlers.

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The event is free to enter by simply signing up to Yelp and checking-in on the app, or making a £10 charitable donation. This and some of the proceeds from the event will go to Misión México, who help orphaned children in Mexico. Once inside, there’ll be a number of free samples as well as the opportunity to buy all the delicious Mexican treats you can handle.


Alex Shebar, Yelp’s London Community Manager comments: “London is such a melting pot of culture and we want to show a new side of the Mexican heritage in the capital. We have so many excellent local businesses providing authentic Mexican food, drink and cultural experiences right on our doorstep.”


Event details

Where: Bishop Square, Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW

When: September 10th, 12 to 6pm

RSVP: Free through the Yelp app

More info: www.mexifest.co.uk

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