Rita's Bar & Dining Authentic Dalston Restaurant and Bar
33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BJ
Happily Affordable ££
Type of Venue

What they say:

With polka dotted table cloths, the menu written on a chalk board and light bulbs hanging exposed from the high ceiling there is an evident charm and ambition to the otherwise industrial space of this new pop-up bar. Dalston is at the forefront of übercool, quirky bar concepts and Rita's Bar & Dining is another bright ruby on Stoke Newington road. Perched above Birthdays for a month and possibly longer, Rita's is named in honour of the two Margarita slushie machines that are a must-try when you're working your way through their otherwise traditional cocktail list. 

They serve the food you would expect to find at an old fashioned fun fair at the American €“ Mexican border with the BBQ at the centre of the action serving ox heart and fish tacos, shrimp rolls, ginger and soy chicken wings- to name a few choices only.

What we say:

The selection of dishes could have meant Rita's was simply going to be a more personal version of Nandos or KFC but like the difference between platonic love and passion, Rita's tacos and barbeque treats soar to inspiring heights. And with prices around £4-£6.50 it's easy to understand what the hype is all about.