DF / Mexico | An American Diner Meets A Mexican Food Truck

DF / Mexico

DF / Mexico

DF / Mexico | Brick Lane Restaurant

Apparently you’ve been wondering whether a semi-permanent, East Coast-style diner serving an experimental menu of American and Mexican fast food is open.

Which makes this quite the coincidence.

Because it is.

Se llama DF / Mexico (named after the Distrito Federal, AKA Mexico City) and it can be found on old Brick Lane. Should you be interested in the backstory – and who wouldn’t be – it’s the brainchild of Wahaca founders Mark Selby and “cuisinier extraordinaire” Thomasina Miers, who came up with the concept of an American-influenced Mexican diner after selflessly voyaging around The US and Mexico for weeks on end, tirelessly sourcing delicious ingredients and tasting innovative, mouth-watering dishes so that you didn’t have to.

Talk about taking one for the team.

A crash course in modern Mexico”, DF’s essentially a cross between Nando’s (in that you order at a counter, and have your food delivered to your table), an American diner and a Mexican food truck serving dishes created by a former Masterchef winner.

Highlights from the menu include extra large ‘Bad Boy’ Burritos served with corn chips and guacamole; panko crumbled cod tacos; DIY Mexican boards like the Carne Con Chile (a combination of 4-hour slow cooked beef, cheese and cowgirl beans); burger-style NYC Tortas served with smashed avocado and chilli fries; Mexican beers; frozen margaritas and soft serve ice-cream topped with popping candy.

Ain’t no popping candy at Nando’s.


NOTE: DF / Mexico does not take any bookings: just turn up whenever you like – it’s open from 12pm daily. 

ALSO NOTE: DF/Mexico has now opened a second branch in Tottenham Court Road. Which is nice.

DF / Mexico | The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL

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DF / Mexico

The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, East London, E1 6QL


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