Edson Diaz-Fuentes, chef-patron of Santo Remedio, tells Emma Lake about bringing traditional Mexican cuisine to London through supper clubs, opening his first restaurant in Shoreditch and relocating to London Bridge
You moved from Mexico to New York and then London – what did you think of the Mexican food offering in the UK?
There was a lack of the food I had in Mexico and that had been available in New York. I thought we needed to do something. We hosted pop-ups at our flat in Shoreditch and had a series of Street Feast residencies serving tacos. People still have a perception that Mexican food is burritos, chimichangas and fajitas – I have never had those at the dinner table, never.
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