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La Taqueria

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Adam Lynas and Eliza Vignolle cook the best Mexican food in Ireland, in a little up-the-stairs room beside a Mace Express in the centre of Belfast. The setting may be unprepossessing, but there is nothing timid about the chilli-hot flavours that Mr Lynas wrings from his ingredients. Working with the superlative Nino Blanco tortillas from Tipperary gives him a great advantage – these are peerless corn tortillas – and the chef exploits their potential at every step. Using Irish and European ingredients forces Mr Lynas to make some changes – he uses mozzarella instead of Mexican queso, for example – but the cooking is otherwise so true, so authentic, that he makes it all work. Great margaritas and mezcals bookend truly exciting cooking, and La Taqueria is mighty, mighty fun.

53 Castle Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
+ 44 7748 786654

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