Taking over the former home of Sourced Grocer, Mexican joint La Patrona is almost unrecognizable from its former state, with recycled wood stairs leading up into a vibrant but relaxed dining space overlooked by a colourful mural depicting Day of the Dead-inspired figures and flowering cacti. On the menu, you’ll find a long list of dishes from Mexico’s Baijo region, including street food and family-style shared dishes.
You’ll definitely want to start your feast with the guacamole and corn chips, with the avocado mashed with spices right in front of you at your table. Then you can move onto street snacks like three potato and cheese tacos or lime-cured snapper ceviche before hitting the ‘favoritos,' larger plates which include the likes of mole poblano (chicken covered in that traditional Mexican sauce) and smoky marinated slow-roasted lamb shoulder wrapped in banana leaf and served with white corn tortillas.
Feeling hungry yet? Well we hope you're thirsty too, because the drinks list is just as enticing. Sip your way through one of their classic margaritas or order up a Michelada (a beer with lime, chilli and salt) or paloma. Most of the wines and beers on the list also come from Mexico (the wines from the Guadalupe Valley), and there’s plenty of tequila if that’s your style.
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