Something big is bubbling away on Brewer Street.
Because come June it’s going to the the proud home of El Pastor Soho, the latest in the line of El Pastor joints (4 and counting), which are easily among the best taco joints in London, if not the country.
It comes to us courtesy of the Harts Group, and while it would be tempting to call the El Pastor the jewel in their crown, when you consider that their other venues include Barrafina and Quo Vadis it becomes clear that this crown is basically just a collection of jewels. But taqueria culture nevertheless holds a special place in the hearts of the Harts, as the founders spent a decade running a cult nightclub in Mexico City before diving into the London resto scene.
This spot will be taking over the old Hix site, which has two sizeable floors (one subterranean) and which closed pre-pandemic in 2019. The ground floor restaurant will place its focus on tacos, tostadas, and sharing plates, with all the tortillas made in-house daily using heirloom Mexican corn. Expect crispy duck taco sharing plates, short rib with roasted bone marrow, beer-battered fish tacos, and a whole lot more.
Downstairs, they’re opening up El Colmillo (remember that nightclub in Mexico City? That’s what it was called), a mezcal bar with “a house party vibe” that will be supplied by a lot of cocktails, some DJ decks, and a crazy-powerful Funktion 1 sound system.
This is going to be big.
NOTE: El Pastor Soho is due to open in June. You can find out more at their website, and on their Insta.
El Pastor Soho | 66-70 Brewer St, W1F 9UP
Fancy a little tipple somewhere beforehand? Take a look at our guide to Soho’s best bars.