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Picado Mexican Pantry

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Lily Ramirez is the foremost proponent of Mexican cooking in Ireland, and Picado Mexican Pantry isn’t just a shop.

It’s a portal.

It’s the place by which you are enabled to enter straight into the glories of Mexican cooking, in all it’s colourful, quixotic and culturally rich splendour. With Ms Ramirez as your guide, and in partnership with the tools and foods she sells in her beautiful shop, you can quickly grasp the spirit of this most soulful cuisine, and become attuned to its complexities and labyrinthine potential.

The Irish Times described an evening eating here as “a brilliant night, an encounter with an inspiring cook and storyteller whose love for real Mexican food makes for a delicious education.” Lily cooks, sells and tells the real thing – her classes and dinners are not just brilliant instruction, they are also brilliant entertainment, and she is a wise and enormously witty teacher – and she leads you to the pure, pristine and unalloyed cooking of the country of Mexico, with all its regional riches. Picado is the portal through which you access the glories of one of the world’s greatest cuisines, so settle in for poblano peppers with hibiscus flowers, and tamale with salsa roja, and the signature Mexican rice with its inimitable texture and taste. Inspiring is right.

53.331015, -6.264694
Alan Foran
44A Richmond Street South, Dublin 2
+ 353 1 4792004

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