Breddos, which started out as a makeshift taco shack in a car park in Hackney in 2011, will open a 84-cover restaurant on Kingly Street in September. The site was formerly occupied by US chef Brad McDonald’s short-lived Shotgun BBQ restaurant.
Its food is influenced by the roadside taquerias and restaurants owners Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney visited on their travels throughout America, but uses British produce. A more recent trip to Mexico has inspired the menu of the second restaurant.
The new Soho taqueria will feature a specially-designed pizza oven that will be used to make interpretations of tlayudas (Mexican pizzas). Versions will include a pea and broadbean tlayuda with chicken skin, black garlic, pecorino and preserved lemon.
It will also have a custom-made wood grill and charcoal spit on which new, regionally inspired dishes will be cooked. Menu highlights are set to 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.
The new site, which is more than double the size of the original, will also have a basement mezcal and margarita bar where drinks will be flowing ‘till late, seven days a week.
Breddos is now part of a joint venture with The Hoxton & Gleneagles owner Ennismore, which is believed to be looking for further sites for the taco brand.