Bring on the Taco invasion. Del 74 does Mexican tacos, tunes and booze in Hackney.
What to Expect
There’s a new taqueria in town: Del 74 is setting up on Lower Clapton Road, perfect for dinner or drinks and tacos at the counter. Del 74 is the brainchild of two taco lovers: Enrique Vivas, creator of Boho Mexica, and Jorge Felizardo who co-launched Taberna Mercado. Expect traditional recipes handed down from Enrique’s Aunt Patty. The idea is simple here, a small selection of food and drinks on the menu in a neighbourhood spot.
What to Eat
Go for a classic fish taco of sautéed tilapia topped with home-made salsa in the style of Enrique’s home state of Tabasco. There’s also a barbacoa with slow-cooked leg of lamb topped with coriander and onion, and the veggie tinga – jack fruit and sweet potato in a smoky chipotle sauce.
But you have to keep an eye out for Enrique’s cochinita pibil – braised leg of pork with guacamole and red pickled onions. “Cochinita pibil is the hardest one to nail,” says Enrique, “Ours is a really beautiful, really authentic one – Tabasco-style.”
What to Drink
It’s all about the chelada and michelada beer cocktails, plus watermelon and cucumber margaritas with fresh house-made syrups.
Throughout April Del 74 celebrate with a Happy Hour-and-a-Half– all tacos £2, beers £3 and margaritas £5 every day from 5pm-6.30pm. And go for brunch on the weekend from 12-4pm.
Del 74 Tacos | 87 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5