On Saturday 23rd June, Tentacion Mezcalothek celebrates its second birthday party with a Oaxacan buffet. Join them! For the past two years, Tentacion Mezcalothek and Craft Beer bar has been a secret refuge for lovers of authentic Mexican food and drinks, just a sidestreet off Friedrichshain’s tourist stomping ground. Stepping inside is like entering owners … Read more Drown in Mezcal at Tentacion’s 2nd Year Fiesta
Friedrichshain’s Santa Cantina has launched a menu full of Mexican-fusion instant classics. Just a few years ago, anything resembling real Mexican food was nowhere to be found in Berlin. Now Mexican cuisine has fused its way into almost every menu across the city. Santa Cantina on Simon Dach Strasse has been a long-term stalwart for … Read more Santa Cantina’s New Mexican-Fusion Menu
Tentacion Mezcalothek, Oaxaca’s Embassy in Berlin, has a magical mysticism about it. Especially after a few mezcals. Tentacion Mezcalothek sits a side-street or two away from Boxhagener Platz. The usual Friedrichshain foot-fall doesn’t make it to Tentacion’s door, only people in the know – who’re drawn to Berlin’s most authentic mezcaleria. Tentacion is run by … Read more Tentacion Mezcalothek is a Journey into Deep Oaxaca
Americanos in Berlin jonesing for Mexican food can now wander down the canal for an upscale taste of downhome cooking at La Lucha. With its ample patio and a color scheme of flamingo pink and turquoise blue, La Lucha is more evocative of Miami Beach than Mexican kitsch. It’s cool and chic; definitely not the … Read more La Lucha Brings the Mexican Riviera to the Landwehrkanal
¡Dios mío! With restaurants like Santa Cantina, Mexican food in Berlin is entering Phase Three of its evolution. Bye-bye burrito! Your carb-on-carb, I-suddenly-need-to-fall-asleep kiss will be missed. The complacency of international Mexican food, and its reliance on the ‘stick something in a tortilla and call it Mexican’ model has long been a fly in my … Read more Santa Cantina Lays Mexican Food Clichés to Rest (in a doorway, under a sombrero)
What gets me about 99% of Mexican food places in Berlin: the four-page menu consisting of about 20 different options is actually just three or four options repeated constantly. Do I choose the tortilla with braised beef, refried beans, cheese, guacamole and sour cream or the braised beef served in a tortilla with refried beans, … Read more La Lucha Pop-Up Review: Should Other Mexican Places be Afraid?
My search for an authentic mexican restaurant in Berlin has been a hard one, so when my flatmate first told me about a new mexican restaurant opening just two blocks away from my place, I couldn’t help but picturing the usual bean/rice burrito joint that dares to call itself authentic. However, when he told me … Read more Santa María Eastside: Organic, Handmade Tortillas and Premium Mezcal Setting a New Standard for Mexican Restaurants in Berlin