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
¡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)
In Oaxaca, Mexico they say that mezcal doesn’t make you drunk, it makes you magical. Has anyone ever said the same about Berliner Luft? Berlin’s drink of choice changes every few years. Look at that guy over there, for example, ordering his gin & tonic. He doesn’t even flinch when the bartender asks which gin … Read more Mezcal’s Coming to Berlin to Make Us All Magical
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?
…Something’s stirring in the Berlin Mexican food scene (and it ain’t the refried beans). Word on the street is that there’s a new ‘Modern Mexican’ restaurant/bar called La Lucha opening soon. When? “Sometime this summer.” Where? “It’s a secret.” Without much more to go on, I tracked down the man behind La Lucha to ask … Read more La Lucha Aims To Bring Berlin Out Of The Mexican Food Dark Ages
If I were to ask you: what are the two best things to come out of Mexico? It’d be natural to answer a) cocaine and b) Antonio Banderas. But those answers are wrong (and slightly racist). I’ve come to learn that the correct answers are Tequila and Mezcal, and Friedrichshain’s Santa Maria Eastside is the … Read more Santa Maria Eastside for Berlin’s Best Mexican Cocktails
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