Nicholas Fitzgeralds’s passion for Mexican food was sparked by a stage at renowned Mexico City restaurant Pujol. His menu at Padre reflects the incredible street food culture he encountered on his travels around the country. Tacos are stuffed with the likes of ‘carne asada’ (beef steak) with grilled shallots and habanero, or cauliflower al pastor with coconut and Veracruz-style salsa macha, while quesadillas come filled with chorizo and smoky salsa negra with black garlic and chilli, or ‘huitlacoche’, a truffle-like corn fungus. There are crispy churros con choco for afters, too—if you’ve room.
Padre are open for takeaway hot food and are now also accepting bookings for outdoor, socially distanced dining in the Market (Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm). Please visit their website or social media channels to make your bookings.