What they say:
After having to close down their first site in Shoreditch due to problems 'outside their control', the husband and wife team of Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes will reopen their Santo Remedio brainchild in London Bridge. Based on Tooley Street, the new site will serve the same authentic Mexican street food and small plates - such as freshly made tacos, octopus tostadas and carnitas - that served Edson so well as the Head of Menu Innovation at the Wahaca group. Following a trend that we're seeing more and more these days, the new restaurant has been funded by a £45,368 crowd-funding venture, with a portion of funds being used to import authentic decorations and artwork from Mexico City.
What we say:
We're over the moon to see the Santo Remedio name back in London's culinary circle. If any venue deserved a crowd-funding boost, it's this charming little spot. Edson Diaz-Fuentes is famous for his authentic dishes that manage to strike a balanced between using fresh British ingredients and following traditional recipes from Mexico's regional cities. The food will undoubtedly be great and the bar will be stocked with the usual Mexican beers. Loosely translated to mean 'Holy Remedy', we're praying along with Edson and Natalie that Santo Remedio finds its feet in what is a pretty competitive area in London.