Mexican Cuisine

The Restaurant Group buys Mexican chain Barburrito for £7m

TRG buys Barburrito for £7m

By Restaurant

The Restaurant Group (TRG) has bought fast-casual Mexican chain Barburrito for £7m with plans to double the number of venues over the next four years.

Mezcalito doubles up in London with opening in Islington

Mezcalito doubles up in London

By James McAllister

Chelsea-based Mexican restaurant Mezcalito has launched a second site in the capital on Newington Green Road in Islington.

Tortilla Mexican burrito restaurant to launch in universities

Tortilla to become major player in on-campus dining

By Joe Lutrario

Tortilla is set to become a major player in university catering after striking a deal with the Compass Group UK & Ireland-owned Chartwells Universities to open restaurants on up to 14 campuses over the next five years.

How I Got Here with Arya Razi founder of Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar Caldera in London's Hackney

How I Got Here: Arya Razi

By James McAllister

The founder of Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar Caldera in London's Hackney on sustainability, growing up working in his father's restaurants, and what motivates him.

Flash-grilled: Santiago Lastra chef patron Kol Marylebone Best New Restaurant in Europe La Liste

Flash-grilled: Santiago Lastra

By James McAllister

The chef patron of Kol in London's Marylebone, which was named Best New Restaurant in Europe this week by La Liste, reflects on his career to date.

Inside NoMad London hotel and restaurant Covent Garden

Holding court: Inside NoMad London

By Joe Lutrario

Set inside the Covent Garden building that was once home to Bow Street Magistrates Court, NoMad London looks to have been worth the wait.

How I Got Here with MexGrocer CEO Katya Torres de la Rocha

How I Got Here: Katya Torres de la Rocha

By James McAllister

Former restaurateur Katya Torres de la Rocha, who now runs online retailed MexGrocer, on the importance of planning ahead, and why front-of-house should be a career to aspire to.

Chipotle heads to Chiswick opening on former Byron Burger restaurant site

Chipotle heads to Chiswick

By James McAllister

Chipotle is to open a new London location later this summer, having taken on the former Byron restaurant Chiswick High Road.

Kol Mexican restaurant London Santiago Lastra

Latest opening: Kol

By Joe Lutrario

Santiago Lastra's London debut has been worth the wait, managing to champion Mexican cuisine and UK produce simultaneously.

Generation Next - Guac star: how Club Mexicana became a vegan smash hit

Generation Next

Guac star: how Club Mexicana became a vegan smash hit

By James McAllister

After years on the street food circuit, Club Mexicana has gone mainstream - opening a permanent restaurant in London’s Soho that plays like a greatest hits album for the vegan brand.

Flash grilled with former Pujol restaurant in Mexico City chef Nick Fitzgerald Tacos Padre.

Flash-grilled: Nick Fitzgerald

By James McAllister

Chef Nick Fitzgerald, who previously cooked at Pujol in Mexico City (currently ranked 12 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list), now runs Borough Market-based taqueria Tacos Padre.

How I Got Here with Ella Canta restaurant chef patron Martha Ortiz

How I Got Here: Martha Ortiz

By James McAllister

High-profile Mexican chef and food writer Martha Ortiz made her international debut in 2017 with the launch of Ella Canta within the Intercontinental London hotel on Park Lane.

Mexican restaurant chain Chilango CVA approved by creditors and shareholders

Chilango CVA approved

By James McAllister

Burrito chain Chilango’s company voluntary agreement (CVA) has been approved after receiving support from the vast majority of the company’s creditors and shareholders.

Tortilla group set to expand in UK with four new restaurants

Tortilla set to expand in UK

By James McAllister

Fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain Tortilla is ramping up expansion plans after what its managing director describes as a ‘cautious’ 18 months.


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