Restaurant Review: Santo Remedio. If you’re looking for Mexican restaurants near London Bridge or Mexican food in SE1, pop in to Santo Remedio which is located on busy Tooley Street. You can tuck into to quesadillas, tacos and enchiladas as you sip on a Tequila cocktail or two. Homeboy and I visited this eatery last year when we were looking to buy an apartment in the vicinity. Now that we’ve moved in and finished our refurbishment project we’re on a mission to review all the best local restaurants … oh what a fun job I have!
“If you’re in the mood for Mexican food, this modern restaurant and bar is well worth trying for your fix of tacos and chocolate dipping churros,” Homegirl London
Santo Remedio Mexican Restaurant Menu
Santo Remedio is a husband (Edson) and wife (Natalie) owned establishment. Their mission is to share their love of Mexican food with Londoners. Edson uses local and artisan Mexican ingredients to create a range of his favourite dishes. The menu is quite concise but there are enough options for vegetarians and meat eaters.
Start with guacamole or homemade salsa with tortilla chips. If you’re feeling adventurous or want to show off, then you’ll order the guac with grasshoppers from Oaxaca! We weren’t that brave!
If you’re a vegetarian, you can try the Classic Quesadilla with chihuahua cheese and salsa verde which is a bit basic and boring. I preferred the Hibiscus Flower Enchilada which was much fancier. This dish also included chihuahua cheese but with hibiscus flowers. I also tried the Flautas which are baby potato crispy tacos. These were accompanied by an avocado salsa and pickled red onion which was very colourful.
Hibiscus Flower Enchilada
Homeboy and my friend Rich shard the Sashimi Grade Tuna Tostado which they seemed to enjoy. Rich loves meat so he tucked into the Meatballs accompanied by a heap of rice. His dish looked very hearty and homely. Other meaty options were Short Rib with mole or Grilled Ox Tongue.
We shared a selection of sides which were all tasty and worth adding on to your main meal. Choose from Cactus Slaw with grilled cactus, slaw and fennel. Black Beans with avocado leaves and queso fresco. Grilled Corn with lime, chipotle mayo and pecorino. Or fried Plantains with crema and queso fresco.
For dessert we were pleased to see Churros on the menu. You get five in a melamine mug, we asked for six and the additional churro was a £1. It was worth it, so we could have two churros each and it stopped any squabbling!
To give you the idea of price points the Classic Guacamole with a mug of tortilla chips is £6 (expensive), Tuna Tostada £12, Hibiscus Flower Enchilada £14, Sides are £3.50-4.50 and Churros are £5.50.
Santo Remedio Mexican Restaurant Interiors
The interiors are contemporary and fresh. Downstairs you have the front part of the space with windows overlooking Tooley Street. Towards the back you have a cozy section which is perfect for a date night. Venture upstairs and you have more dining space alongside a Tequila and Mezcal bar area. With bright decorative touches, this restaurant is inviting and a pretty place to enjoy your Mexican meal. We sat upstairs on our visit and there was a large table in celebration mode so it was very loud.
Santo Remedio Mexican Restaurant Information
To find out more about the restaurant go to the Santa Remedio Website. The restaurant address is 152 Tooley Street London SE1 2TU. The nearest station is London Bridge. Current opening times listed are Monday to Friday lunch 12pm until 3pm, dinner is 5.30pm until 10.30pm. Saturday is 12pm until 10.30pm. Sunday is closed but may open for brunch soon so check the website.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Food pictures Homegirl London, interior and exterior images from the restaurant website. Thanks: Homeboy and Rich for dining with me.