Sonora Taqueria’s Michelle Salazar de la Rocha and Sam Napier, creators of “London’s best taco”, will bring their brand new alter ego, Mexa, to Arcade Food Hall.
Launching on Friday 16th September, Mexa will be a celebration of the flavours that made Sonora so popular, along with fresh new dishes and combinations. Expect quesadillas, tacos and mariscos (seafood) together like you’ve never tried before.
Rooted in pride and heritage, Mexa, usually a term of endearment in Mexico, will be a reimagining of Sonora’s much-loved menu. The seafood element of the menu will be made up of two dishes - Ceviche and Aguachile - both based on the same principle of curing seafood with acid. Both dishes are fresh and punchy.
Corn tortillas will lay the foundation for toppings such as Suadero (confit brisket) with coriander and salsa roja; Carnitas (confit pork) with pickled onion and a vibrant salsa verde; and grilled Nopales (cactus) with caramelised onion and cheese. Whilst quesadillas will come generously filled and in two forms: Birria, spicy stewed lamb with consomé, and Gobernador, a taco famously created for a Sinaloan governor, oozing with sautéed prawns, melted cheese and salsa roja.
Arcade will celebrate Mexa’s arrival with two taco-packed fiestas on Sunday 18 and Sunday 25 September, with margaritas, mezcal and live Mariachi music. See full line up below:
Mariachi Las Adelitas - Europe’s only female Mariachi band! Shattering stereotypes within the genre, the group took their inspiration from the 'Adelitas", Mexican women who took to Arms during the Mexican revolution and have played at the likes of Glastonbury and the largest Mariachi festival in Mexico.
4 piece roaming Mariachi band / 1:30 – 3:30pm
Jorge Montiel - Hispanic DJ & Producer playing a broad spectrum of global sounds ranging from his signature soulful-Disco vibes to Tropicalia, Neo Latin Jazz, Balearica, Electronica and beyond.
Latino Beat, Hip Hop and Dance Music / 3:30 – 5:30pm
Rida M - Flamenco Guitarist & DJ
Flamenco guitar, vocals, percussion plus DJ set / 1:00 – 4:00pm
Get a flavour of what's to come here