Mexican Cuisine

Benito's Hat appoints new managing director

Michael Pearson swaps dim sum for burritos

By Joe Lutrario

Former Ping Pong operations director Michael Pearson has been appointed managing director of Benito’s Hat with a brief to oversee the currently London-based burrito chain’s expansion across the UK.

Ella Canta Martha Ortiz latest opening

Latest opening: Ella Canta

By Joe Lutrario

Martha Ortiz makes her international debut at the Intercontinental London Park Lane with this high concept, flamboyant and reassuringly expensive restaurant.

Opening of the week: Del 74

Opening of the week: Del 74

By Hannah Thompson

Jorge Felizardo, who co-founded Taberna Mercado with Nuno Mendes, has launched this buzzy addition to London's taco scene.

L-R James and Sam Hart and Crispin Somerville. Photo: John Carey

Corn Stars: The Hart Group on new taco restaurant El Pastor

By Joe Lutrario

Somewhere making its way across the Atlantic is a shipping container packed with three metric tonnes of corn. According to the calculator on Sam Hart’s iPhone, that should be enough to make 225,000 10cm tortillas, which should keep his soon-to-open Borough taqueria...

Mexican chef Martha Ortiz on her new London restaurant

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Mexican chef Martha Ortiz on her new London restaurant

By Stefan Chomka

The chef-patron at Dulce Patria in Mexico City – ranked number 48 on the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list – will open her as yet unnamed restaurant at InterContinental London Park Lane next March. BigHospitality's sister publication Restaurant...