Mezcal – the new tequila?

It’s one of Mexico’s oldest spirits, but has always played second fiddle to the more ubiquitous tequila. But now the tide could be turning for mezcal. It might just be getting – whisper it – trendy. The smoky spirit has been quietly gaining fans among foodies worldwide, as appetites for […]


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Wahaca to bring Mexican street food to Cardiff

Not long ago, we wrote about Wahaca opening a Brixton branch, and now the expanding Mexican street food chain has set its sights on moving west – all the way to Wales. Wahaca’s Cardiff restaurant, planned to open in the city’s redeveloped St David’s shopping centre later this year, will […]

Del Taco Mexican Restaurant

The most expensive Mexican food in the world? Nah, just a glitch.

Hungry customers going for cheap eats at a Mexican taco restaurant in Southern California this week had quite a shock. A glitch affecting credit card transactions at Del Taco‘s Santa Paula branch mistakenly charged diners thousands of dollars for their tacos, burritos and drinks. Woah. Quite surprised In beautifully understated […]

Stop the press! Justin Bieber ordered a Mexican takeaway

There’s news, then there’s NEWS. And this is neither. Superstar teen-sensation-gone-all-naughty Justin Bieber has made headlines again. But don’t worry – his only misdemeanour this time was being a bit of a greedy guts. Making his way to the Coachella festival with his ‘crew’ last Sunday, Justin was gripped by […]

Justin Bieber likes Mexican food

Mexican Lime

Mexican drug cartel causing hike in lime prices

Limes are an essential ingredient in Mexican cooking, and one of Canada’s key exports. But prices have risen exponentially in recent months – Canadian supermarkets are now charging upwards of a dollar for a single lime. The reason for the hike in prices is partly down to scarcity. Canada’s lime harvest has been […]

Could China be getting a taste for tequila?

Think tequila, and you probably don’t think China. But that could be set to change. According to BBC Latin America, Mexico’s agriculture ministry has revealed that drinks companies in the country have just made their first shipment of finest quality tequila to China. Yes, substandard tequila doesn’t quite cut the […]


Wahaca to open a new Mexican restaurant in Brixton?

Mexican street food success story Wahaca may soon be contributing to the regeneration of Brixton by opening another new restaurant in the area. The chain, co-owned by 2005 Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers, has already opened a further 9 branches since their flagship Mexican cantina opened in Covent Garden in August […]

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Robin Grose, US food writer

Writer aims to dispel Mexican food misconceptions

American food writer Robin Grose is embarking on a one-woman crusade. Her goal? To educate people about Mexican food and culture. The freelancer, who writes in Spanish for the Mexican food pages of, plans to share her knowledge by teaching two courses – “Introduction to Authentic Mexican Cuisine” and […]