Less than a year after their launch and a series of summer pop ups, Enrique Vivas and Jorge Felizardo, co-founders of Del74 — the self-anointed “Rockin’est taco bar” in London, — have announce they will launch their second site and bring their “authentic Mexican inspired madness” to Dalston on 23 November. The duo will also pop-up at the Feast project in west London’s White City on 29 November.
Vivas said, “we’re like sharks man, we gotta keep moving.” The new site at 129 Kingsland High Street, close to Dalston Kingsland Station, will serve a clutch of new dishes, including tortas (Mexican sandwiches), an array of new tacos, tostadas and bar snacks such as the new, wildly-named “Kick ass” Del 74 tamarind & Chile Morita bad ass chicken wings. The cochinita pibil taco, — braised leg of pork with guacamole and red pickled onions — “magnificent margaritas” and the Acapulco shrimp cocktail will feature too.
Mezcal sharing bottles — pay-as-you-pour pre-marked bottles with shot glasses. Del74 Dalston will be open for lunch/brunch from Tuesday to Sunday, including the dishes named above, plus a classic huevos rancheros, enfrijoladas and Del 74 signature home made chipotle chile gluten free corn-bread with salmon and avocado.
Del74 is all about “honest Mexican food made with love:” the duo will continue to use traditional recipes handed down from Vivas’ Aunt Patty, “custodian of the family kitchen secrets.” Felizardo, a chef by trade and former musician, helped his compatriot, Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes open Taberna do Mercado.
One could wonder what will this new opening will bring to Dalston. Thus, in their words:
“The aim of the new Del74 pitch up is not to create a contrived branded space but to provide its community with an independent, slightly raw charm alongside the highest quality of taco enjoyment. Focussing on Rad-tastic trade mark interior and general Killer times! Not to mention a new and improved Disco Toilet!”
Meanwhile the brand will also launch a pop-up stall at Feast in White City on the former site of the BBC Television Centre. The rotating line-up of (street) food operators, is being managed by the Incipio Group, who are also behind the Pergola on the Roof project.
Opening times: Monday closed; Tuesday to Thursday 12pm — 11pm; Friday and Saturday 11am — midnight; Sunday 11am — 11pm Address: Reservations for groups of 6 people or more. Happy hour every day from: 5 — 6pm.