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Mexican Liverpool

When it comes to bucket list items most of mine revolve around food. Last year I had midnight tapas in Madrid and this year I managed to fulfil all my Sound of Music fantasies with a strudel for breakfast in a Viennese coffee house.

When we booked our summer trip to Mexico without a doubt my main concern was having a proper taco (and relaxing and having a nice holiday too blah blah etc). Whilst Playa del Carmen is undoubtedly a tourist hot spot, we were reliably informed that the locals eat their tacos at El Fogon and we were certainly not disappointed. Oh man, it was good.

Our little table at the side of the road was filled with plates of Tacos al Pastor, soft tortillas filled with freshly carved pork, fresh onion, coriander and grilled pineapple. We got stuck in, head first in to trays of nachos, chips, guac, salsa and beer and it was GREAT.

As it turns out it is hard to go cold turkey from 10 days of tacos so I've rounded up a few places to get your Mexican fix in Liverpool.

1. Lucha Libre
Top of the list for me is Lucha Libre, the Wood Street restaurant serving up Guadalajara-inspired street food. The menu is filled to the brim with tacos, quesadillas, dirty fries and bar snacks plus they do the best frozen margaritas in the city.

2. La Parilla
Known to all of my friends, family and work colleagues as simply 'The Mexican', this Crosby South Road born restaurant has recently opened up a second location on Bold Street.  Expect big plates of home-cooked food.

3. Savina
Originally based on Duke Street, one of Liverpool's best known Mexican resturants Savina has just moved to a new home in Queen's Square. The interior has had a sleek and colourful refurb and they have an outdoor dining area for when the sun is shining.

4. Wahaca
The baby of Masterchef winner Thomasina Myers, this huge London-born chain aims to take the grease out of Mexican food and rebrand it with freshness, colour and flavour. They've got  an absolutely enormous selection of Tequila and Mezcal to get stuck in to.

5.  The Tavern Co
Whilst technically more Tex-Mex than Mexican, this Smithdown institution known best for its breakfast also has a few banging dinner options to satisfy your tastes for the good stuff. Independent, family owned and they do brunch tacos, too.


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