For many years we bemoaned the lack of stylish little Soho spots serving up casual Mexican comfort food.
It seemed nobody would tacos seriously.
Luckily the team at Corazón have finally answered our prayers, and with a combined CV including the Riding House Café, Fischer’s and Sartoria, chances are they’re gonna answer ‘em good.
With a little help from Corazón’s in-house tortilla machine, chef Paul Daniel (not that one) plates up a list of signature tacos, which include homemade chorizo verde (a chorizo made with herbs rather than spices) with confit onions; carne asada, citrus and soy-marinated steak with jalapeno crema; and barbacoa, which consists of 12-hour slow-roasted lamb rib, neck and shoulder with a spicy Pasilla pepper rub.
And while tacos are the main event here, they do a pretty damn good job with their other dishes, which include ceviches, tostadas, and salads. And here’s the crucial part – they’re also offering brunch with breakfast tacos.
What’s a breakfast taco, you ask?
Well, here it ranges from the Huevos Benedict, a taco stuffed with ham hock hash, eggs, caramelised onions and green chilli hollandaise to the Divorced Eggs, with fried eggs, crispy corn tortillas and salsa. For the sweeter of tooth, there’s buttermilk and blue corn pancakes with caramelised bananas and toasted pecans.
To wash it down, there’s margaritas and agave-based cocktails – as well as agua frescas, hibiscus ice tea and iced horchata. If you’re feeling adventurous, of course, you can ask for their home-made Tepache, a sort of pineapple cider with different fruity flavours.
That’s some in-cider knowledge.
NOTE: Corazón is open daily for lunch and dinner, and you can book a table HERE.
Corazón | 29 Poland Street, W1F 8QR
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