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Lovely tacos at Angels & Gypsies (London)

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Rianna Aug 4, 2012 02:55 AM

I'm yet another U.S. expat who misses good Mexican food and have just discovered that Angels & Gypsies in Camberwell does really nice tacos, but they're only available at lunch during the weekdays. They make their own soft corn tortillas, and I'm currently obsessed with two of their specials, the sea trout (in a lime and ginger sauce, I think), and the blackened shrimp. They also offer cochinita pibil, carnitas, carne asada and I think one featuring chorizo. All of the ones I've tried have been good, although the seafood ones were particularly outstanding.

The weekday lunch menu, which isn't posted on their website, also includes a few interesting salads and a selection from their normal Spanish tapas menu. The tapas is also excellent, by the way, and the dining room has a lovely atmosphere so I'd recommend going at other times as well, but I just wanted to spread the word on the tacos, since they don't seem to publicize them and I think they're worth trying.

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  1. limster RE: Rianna Aug 4, 2012 10:24 AM

    Thanks for posting about this -- have to go try soon. Out of curiosity, any comparisons with other tacquerias in the area, e.g. Casa Morita?

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      Rianna RE: limster Aug 5, 2012 12:27 PM

      I really like the tacos at Casa Morita and think the non-seafood ones at Angels and Gypsies are very comparable in quality (although smaller), but the sea trout at A&G was better than anything I've had at Casa Morita. But that may be because I've felt particularly deprived of fish tacos during my years here. I also think the tortillas at Angels & Gypsies are better.

      On the subject of tacos, I just saw a taco truck at the North Cross Road market in East Dulwich this past Saturday, but had just picked up lunch elsewhere so couldn't try them. Two of the three flavors were Korean BBQ and Southern fried chicken, so not traditional in any sense, but I've been interested to hear about the Korean BBQ taco phenomenon in LA and will definitely investigate the London version soon and report back.

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        limster RE: Rianna Aug 5, 2012 12:44 PM

        Thanks - will have to put all of that on my to do list. I do miss fish tacos very much as well. Love to hear about the taco truck at North Cross Road when you get a chance.

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