Last Saturday, whilst on a Libertines trail across London, Aaron and I found ourselves in search of food on Brick Lane, which y’know is probably the best place to find yourself when your stomach is rumbling and you’re in need of some quick grub.
The Libertines trail, which was a memory-driven task set up by the band as a competition to win a few VIP tickets to their up-and-coming gigs (FYI- I went last Sunday!), had taken us all across London from the streets of Bethnal Green and the infamous Albion Rooms to the green grass of Hyde Park. By the time we’d visiting the Beigel Shop on Brick Lane and hidden a record at Rough Trade, we were starved. At first we were going to get some quick food from the one of the many stalls inside Brick Lane’s market, but then we spotted DF/Mexico (it stands for Distrito Federal – the insider’s name for Mexico City).
Sitting on the corner of The Old Truman brewery yard, DF/Mexico is a delightful little restaurant which delivers the most incredible urban Mexican food. After being greeted and taken to your seat, you then make your decision from the menu of tacos, burritos and sharing platters and then order at the counter. After just 10 mins or so, your Mexican feast is delivered.
I opted for the steak burrito with a side of chips. I wasn’t disappointed. You take one bite and your tastebuds immediately want more until suddenly, it’s all gone and you haven’t noticed because you’ve been in a love-affair with a burrito for the past 10 minutes. Oh, and like all good restaurants, you get a huge side of chips and a bottomless soda to help quench that thirst.
It’s only been a week and I’m already thinking of excuses to head back to Brick Lane for a second helping. Although saying that, like you ever need an excuse to visit Brick Lane. Try it out yourself and let me know your thoughts.