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Eating my way through London: El Pastor

El Pastor is my kind of place. Mexican food with a buzzy vibe- what’s not to like?

One thing to note is- El Pastor does not accept bookings. So be sure to bring a phone and scope out places in the area for a drink whilst you’re waiting. They are good about taking your number and texting you when a table becomes available, so there’s no having to hang about in the rain. Just be aware that wait times can be around two hours.

What to eat?

Tacos of course! I would definitely recommend getting a few types and mixing it up with the other people you’re dining with. The tacos come in at two per portion and are worth waiting for. El Pastor’s signature dish is the Al Pastor taco and it was delicious. The salsas are a good side dish but be warned- they are hot!

What to drink?

Cocktails are the main thing here so give them a go.

Anything else?

El Pastor has a great party vibe. It’s casual but fun and, located inside of an old railway arch, it feels uber-cool. The restaurant was also very busy when we visited, which attests to how good this place is.

If you want a fun dining experience with enjoyable Mexican food (and you don’t mind a wait) then El Pastor is worth a visit.


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