Breddos Tacos, Clerkenwell

Based on Goswell Road in Clerkenwell, this is buddies Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney’s first permanent restaurant after years of pop ups and street fooding. We first tried their tacos at Street Feast and they were a little bit bloomin’ lovely.

Inside it’s a cute spot. There’s a long shared table in the middle of the room and a bar at the back which overlooks the open kitchen. It’s buzzy and there are potted plants everywhere – it feels like we’re on holiday. Service is some of the friendliest we’ve come across.

Tacos are made in house every day and although they’re small (you might want to double up) we share one of each to try more flavours. Baja fish (£4), with cabbage and lime mayo, chicaron (£2.50) which is chopped up pork belly and both chicken thigh (£4) and masa fried chicken (£4) are all vibrant and exciting.

From the wood grill, an Old Spot pork chop, from Cornish butcher Phillip Warren, is a marvellously cooked piece of meat. Aggressively seasoned with bright white flesh yet fully cooked through fat – I’d love to know how they do it.

Queso Fundido (£6) is a fun side. It’s basically a pot of melted cheese with chorizo at the bottom; we scoop up the molten cheese with the homemade crisps and consider ordering another.

As they’ve just opened during our visit the only pud available is a very palate cleansing mango sorbet (£3.50). We also try a smoky Papadiablo Especial Mescal – if you’re new to the whole Mescal thing (it’s a strong Mexican spirit made from the agave plant) definitely give one a go.

There’s plenty to like at Breddos’ new place – it’s just lots of fun. The tacos are topped with some brilliantly sourced, brilliantly cooked ingredients elevating simple street food tacos to something a tad more special.

Would we go back? Yes.
We dined as guests of the restaurant