It might not be open for another couple of months, but we’re already getting excited about the arrival of the second Breddos which is coming to Kingly Street in September.
The new taqueria, will be more than double the size of the original Breddos in Clerkenwell, will for the first time serve breakfast and have a mezcal and margarita bar in the basement. Exciting times. Inspired by founders, Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney’s trip to Mexico, the taqueria will feature a special pizza oven that will be used to make Breddos’ interpretations of tlayudas (Mexican pizzas) – we’ve heard the pea and broadbean tlayuda with chicken skin, black garlic, pecorino and lemon is meant to be a winner.
Other new dishes on the menu include chestnut smoked tamworth pork al pastor with roasted pineapple, sour chile and tamarind salsa; hot pepper crab tostada with cucumber escabeche; acalpulco shrimp and corn esquites queso fundido. Or if you want to share and go family-style then you’ll find Sinaola style pollo asado al carbon (smoked, braised and grilled corn fed chicken) served with Mexican rice and seven salsas or smoked lechon (suckling pig) with salsa negra. For pudding, there’s ice cream churro sandwiches, Breddos’ infamous leche frita (deep fried custard) and ice cream tacos.
Proving that you can have tacos at any time of the day there’ll be breakfast tacos too such as smoked brisket with fried potatoes, egg and hot sauce. Don’t want tacos? Then you can also have breakfast quesadillas, cinnamon churro French toast and confit pork memelas with black beans and scrambled eggs with or without grasshoppers…yep grasshoppers for breakfast.
Downstairs the mescal and margarita bar will stock over 30 different mescals, cocktails, wine, British craft beer and Breddos own beer that they will brew using Mexican yeast in collaboration with Magic Rock. There’ll also be a daily selection of agua frescas, specially roasted Mexican coffee by Terrone.
Into your ‘50s Mexican music? Your more niche music tastes are catered for here as the record player will have a sizeable vintage vinyl collection which focuses on just that. Who’d have thought? When it comes to seating you can choose from sitting at the sharing table, perching at the bar, sinking into a banquette or making the most of the outdoor dining space.
We don’t want to wish summer away, but we are now counting down to September…
Breddos Taqueria: Opens September, 26 Kingly Street, Carnaby, Soho, W1B 5QD, www.breddostacos.com