Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! That’s the sound of me FINALLY completing my Club Mexicana locations bingo card.
On the weekend I stopped by Dinerama in Shoreditch to get my long overdue Vegan Mexican fix. Forgive me Father, for I think it has been SEVEN months since my last Club Mexicana!! That is the longest I have ever gone without Club Mex since they opened. WHY oh why did I ever move out of London *shakes fist at sky*
The incredible achievement of completing my Club Mexicana locations bingo card was overshadowed by an even bigger milestone. This was my Mum’s first ever Club Mexicana!
Almost as exciting as when I took my Sister for her first Club Mexicana last Summer in Camden. Taking her first bite of Tofish Taco, dripping chimichurri sauce straight onto my Nephew’s head as he napped in his baby bjorn. This is actually what’s known as a Vegan baptism.
Anyway, Mum LOVED it (of course) and she crowned the Chikn Wings as her favourite dish.
My Mum, Sister & I split the Chikn Wings, Cheeze Fries and 2 Tacos – Baja Tofish & Carne Asada.
Club Mexicana make the most incredible, mouth watering VFC (Vegan Fried Chikn). It’s moist and it’s tender and it has the most delectable, crunchy and flavourful batter.
The Wings are topped with sour cream and hot sauce and served with a pot of Avocado Salsa Verde which I would like to fill a bathtub up with, jump in and drink my way out of.
The Baja Tofish Taco (right) is an absolute must for any trip to Club Mexicana. It’s so fish-like it fools anyone who doesn’t know it’s tofu, every time! It’s crispy and crunchy and juicy and fishy.
Topped off with pickled red cabbage, sour cream, red chillies and avocado salsa verde.
I’m so happy that the Carne Asada Taco (left) has made it to Dinerama having started life as an exclusive to Club Mexicana’s Dalston branch at Pamela.
Absolutely stuffed with light, meaty flakes of seitan similar to the taste of doner meat, topped with pink pickled onions, radish, hot sauce and sour cream.
The Cheeze fries managed to be even better than I’d remembered. Cheesey and gooey, wrapped in panko breadcrumbs.
There may be many imitators, but Club Mexicana are the OG and the best.
Get your cute vegan butt down to Dinerama immediately. Take your omnivore friends and blow their minds. Take your Mum. Actually, can I come too? I miss it already.
CLUB MEXICANA @ DINERAMA
19 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3EJ
(Opposite the famous Adore and Endure each other Artwork!)
Thurs – Sat 12:00 – 00:00, Sun 12:00 – 22:00
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