Authenic Mexican Restaurants
- Mestizo ★★★★ ☆
By far the best Mexican restaurant out there. Absolutely no Tex Mex lying around among the real Mexican dishes (burritos have their own menu). Pricey though. Mestizo's calendar of rather interesting upcoming events here
103 Hampstead Rd, London. NW1 3EL T. 020 7387 4064
Shopping for Proper Mexican Food
- MexGrocer One of the best online selections. Great service and free delivery over £50. MexGrocer on Facebook here and Twitter feed here
- Otomí Buy online or directly from their little shop in Clifton Arcade in Bristol. £10 delivery but really good prices overall if you go there personally. Otomí on Facebook here 7 Clifton Arcade, Boyces Avenue. Bristol BS8 4AA (0117) 97 32 906
- Cool Chile Co. Mexican dried chillies and other Mexican ingredients to make authentic Mexican food at home (herbs and spices, corn products, beans, mole, chocolate, cupboard items, sauces, condiments and even fresh produce when in season. Gifts too! Buy online or at their shop Taquería (139- 143 Westbourne Grove London W11 2RS 0207 229 4734 open 7 days a week) or at Borough Market (London Bridge SE1, Fridays 11:00 -6:00 and Saturdays 9:00- 5:00)
Shopping for Mexicana
- Otomí Otomí Bristol also does a pretty neat selection of kitchenware, tiles, glassware, cards, stationery, Day of the Dead & Frida paraphernalia, wrestling masks, hammocks, tinware, mirrors, toys, bags, jewellery, DVDs, CD's and books. Again, available from the online shop or their store in Clifton Arcade (see above)
- Between the Trees Shop on eBay UK that offers a mind boggling selection of lovely looking Mexicana: hammocks, papel picado, jewellery, shopping bags (bolsas del mandado), sugar skull moulds (calaveras de azúcar), Day of the Dead, beads and charms, Christmas and nativity themes (nacimientos), Frida Kahlo, and wrestling (luchas). Between the Trees blog here and Twitter feed, here.
- Viva la Frida Online shop that offers a quirky array of authentic Mexican oilcloth with vintage floral patterns made by Charoplex, folk art, oilcloth bags, oilcloth remnants for crafters, mesh bags and Day of the Dead stuff. Viva la Frida's blog here and Flickr photostream here.
- Milagros Mexican gallery/shop next to Columbia Road's famous flower market.
They import Mexican tiles, decorative hand made tiles, brick shaped hand made tiles, hand-blown recycled glassware, laundry baskets,wedding decorations- papel picardo and Mexican folk art. Milagros works with independent makers and small workshops in Mexico to create quality handmade products that combine traditional techniques with contemporary design. Follow them on Twitter here, friend request them on Facebook here, or check out their blog Lovers of México.
- British Mexican Society The British Mexican Society is the UK based organisation dedicated to promoting Mexico’s rich cultural heritage among its members.
- Visit México Travel directory, maps, travel experiences and events.
- Mexicolore A small independent teaching team based in London providing specialist educational services on Mexico and teaching resources on the Mexica (Aztecs), centered on team visits to schools and museums, interactive videoconferencing lessons, artefact loan boxes, and a range of teaching resources, on Mexico in general and the Aztecs in particular, plus background information and advice, for schools and museums throughout England.
- Mexconnect Electronic magazine devoted to providing quality information about Mexico, and promoting Mexico to the world. It features up-to-the-minute Newsfeed, weather and currency service, 15 interactive forums, 3 interactive calendars of Mexican events and rapid searchs by author, tags or topics, even by ingredients for your favorite Mexican cuisine!
- All About Puebla Ran by an an American writer, editor, foodie, and world traveler, All About Puebla aims to be the English-language resource for tourist information about the Colonial city and its environs.
- The Mexico Report Site dedicated to positive, informative reports about Mexico and covers a variety of news and information related to Mexico, including travel, leisure, entertainment, arts, culture, people, places, community, cuisine, living and such. Here you will find reviews or one-on-one interviews with people of the community or those who are making a difference in reflecting a positive image of Mexico .