The team behind Wahaca, the London-based Mexican street food restaurants, is to launch its second DF Mexico diner almost a year after the first.
DF Mexico (named after the Mexican name for the country's capital, the Distrito Federal) is expected to open its second branch on Tottenham Court Road early this September, having opened its first at London's Old Truman Brewery near Shoreditch in July 2014.
The 130-cover diner will serve dishes inspired by the way in which US and Mexican cuisine influence each other. DF Mexico originally began as an experiment after Wahaca founders Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby completed a road trip in the two countries.
Co-creator Miers, who previously lived in Mexico, said: "Tottenham Court Road is an exciting area as it's in the middle of everything; creative businesses, universities, hospitals, theatres, libraries, courts, you name it.
"When we first launched DF Mexico we were nervous about doing something that was a 'fusion', but this food reflects the reality of big cities - a melting pot of influences that can come together to make something great."
The launch of DF Mexico on Tottenham Court Road will also see the introduction of new dishes such as carne con chilli crinkle cut fries.
To reflect Mexico City's growing design scene, the new diner will display 30 original graphic prints from emerging Mexican artists.
Softroom has designed the interior to create the feel and energy of contemporary Distrito Federal.
Wahaca recently won the Sustainable Business Award at the 2015 Cateys.
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