El Pastor

El Pastor

Mexican | South Bank, London Bridge, Bermondsey

El Pastor is from the people behind Barrafina, on a mission to do the same for Mexican food as they did for Spanish. There's a big focus around tacos, particularly on the signature Al Pastor and they have a super selection of Mezcal too.

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Test Driving El Pastor in Borough - the Hart Bros launch a buzzy taco joint
We head down to Borough Market to check out El Pastor, a Mexican taco stop and the latest from the Hart Bros, the family behind Barrafina. ...
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Restaurant details

6-7A Stoney St, London SE1 9AA
Nearest tube: 
London Bridge


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6-7A Stoney St, London SE1 9AA


Critic reviews - total score out of 10

Critics' score: 7
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed by July 02, 2017
"There is pork shoulder, marinated and roasted for 24 hours until it’s so much tangle and thread, with the sweet hit of caramelised pineapple, more guacamole and white onion. Tacos of fried chorizo with soft potato and salsa verde have a little more heft." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Grace Dent Evening Standard
Reviewed on February 16, 2017
"Service throughout lunch was loveably, laughably chaotic. Missing margaritas, tortilla boxes delivered empty, multiple orders taken. Yet the sesame tuna tartare with avocado on a crisp blue corn tortilla was wonderful. Possibly the best thing on the menu." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Tania Ballantine Time Out
Reviewed on January 12, 2017
"It was also one of those rare meals which actually got better as it went along. To kick off, a tuna tostada, a bowl of fresh guac and a prawn taco all had the same issue: too much salt. But other tacos – all on the same nicely firm corn tortillas – made me smile, starting with the strip of stonebass (good), the juicy chunks of chargrilled chicken (better) and the signature 24-hour marinated ‘al pastor’ pork (best of the lot)." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Tom Parker Bowles Mail on Sunday
Reviewed on January 07, 2017
"Up there with El Huequito, my favourite, a hole in the wall that’s been there for 50 years. I close my eyes, lips aflame with chilli, head abuzz with mescal, belly filled with tacos. Real tacos. For a minute, I could be back in Mexico. My greedy dreams have, at long last, come true." READ REVIEW