Breddos Tacos

Restaurants, Mexican Soho
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A second restaurant from the taco traders.

Plot twist: the best thing to eat at Breddos Tacos in Soho is not a taco. It’s elote, aka grilled corn. Pretty rogue from a restaurant that has quite literally made its name with tacos. Served in a pale earthenware bowl with two round tortilla chips perched on top like little ears, the first surprise was that this dish was tantalisingly sour. Cut through with smoky chilli mayonnaise and sharp Montgomery’s cheddar, it also had a buttery, almost meaty twang – all the more alluring because it’s actually vegetarian.

The next best thing was the vibe. It’s a narrow, atmospheric space. I went on a Monday lunchtime and it felt like Friday (think great music and unabashed day-drinking). The crab and bone marrow nachos, topped with a raw egg yolk, were another hit (even if the spicing was a tad overpowering).

And the tacos? Don’t get me wrong, they’re impressive. Breddos’s ‘thing’ is creativity – I tried the signature masa fried chicken (fried bird in a taco!), but while the filling was generous, there wasn’t quite enough of the tangy condiments to give it much oomph. The baja fish taco had similar issues – Breddos just needs to up its sauce game. It’s an easy fix. Still, the ceviche was off-the-clock excellent – hot and zingy and sweet in all the right ways – and service was properly charming. Breddos: you’re brilliant.

By: Kitty Drake

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Venue name: Breddos Tacos
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Address: 26 Kingly Street
Soho
London
W1B 5QD
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £70.
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tastemaker

Huge hype around this restaurant - original one is in Farringdon. Pretty good tacos but I went in with super high expectations. The slow cooked lamb tacos were tasty but at £6 per (tiny) taco its not great value... Interesting choice of sides but also overpriced (£7 for sweet potato).

tastemaker

Yikes, eating here was a bit underwhelming.

First let’s focus on the positives: despite being small, the restaurant is quite lively, has a nice vibe and apparently employees very good looking waiters, one of the girls in our group couldn’t get over how good looking one of them was J I’m talking to you – guy with impressive beard.
Their patatas bravas were exquisite, and margaritas quite strong- which was great.
Tacos however.. bland. There was no real flavour to them, definitely not how they do it in Mexico. I had to ask for extra hot sauce on the side because the tacos were giving me nothing.
I really hope they step up their game, together with CLAW, BT used to be one of my fav food stands.

tastemaker

Breddos is a delicious Mexican restaurant in the heart of Soho. I went for lunch with my parents and had a very delicious experience. The staff were knowledgeable about what was gluten free and made a good effort to cater to my needs. I went for the pork skewers which were hella spicy but really tasty and the queso corn which was incredibly moorish. Both things were super delicious, however possibly a tad over priced for what it was at about £6 a plate. I also noticed that the guacamole and tortilla chips was £8 which I thought was a tad extortionate. Despite the price, the food was really good and I would go again. 

tastemaker

Nothing says Valentines quite like a Tacos, had a fantastic pre theatre dinner here on Valentines, do book as it gets busy and quite a small intimate place. 

I would recommend booking an actual table rather than the high bar options. We witnessed several awkward stools mounts and dismounts.  The high bars are a little cramped and no one enjoys facing a wall when eating. They have a selection of fruited pale ales if this happens to be your thing as well as a decent Classic Margarita. All about the Tacos Baja fish £6.75 and Crispy pork belly chicharron are a must £7

tastemaker

This was a bit of a disappointment for my first time at Breddos. I'd heard much about it from friends who'd been to the Shoreditch branch, so when I found out they opened in Soho, I was pretty excited. My friend and I came for dinner a while back and I was lucky to have gotten a reservation on the day itself. 


We were placed in the basement, which I found was slightly too dimly lit. There were candles on the tables, but because the tables were already so small and situated too closely together, it didn't help very much. It was hard to see what we were eating when the food arrived. I will say that the taste and flavour of the tacos were on point though! We went with the Masa Fried Chicken and the Baja Fish. Both were delicious in terms of how crisp the skin was - crunchy and crackling - and the other ingredients in the tacos that added flavour and another layer of texture. 


As a starter, we shared the Totopos with Guacamole. Although I'm a fan of tortilla chips with guacamole, I can't say I was a fan of the tortilla chips here. There were only 3 pieces served in an order of this! There was a good amount of guacamole and it was well seasoned and made, which made up for the lack of chips to eat it with. 


Overall, although the quality of the food was great, the portion sizes were just too small! I realise it's also based on a tapas concept but these were truly too small, given their price. I wouldn't come back for a meal because my friend and I actually had to go somewhere else for a second dinner because we were still that hungry! Probably the only reason I'm giving it 3 stars instead of 2 was how delicious the food actually was. I'd rather come back for a snack or perhaps to try their drinks. 

Tastemaker

Since I've had this amazing fish tacos in an unnamed bar in California, I’ve been looking for something similarly delicious. With the fantastic reviews and seducing pics of juicy tacos, Breddosseemed like a good candidate. And with the 50% off during the soft launch, I thought I couldn’t go wrong on that.

Their new Soho space is small, crammed, a bit dark with urban feeling and good rock tunes pumping.

I started off with sea bass ceviche with kaffir lime oil, green tomatoes capers and pickled dulse (some sort of alga) and it was delicious. However, my quest for best tacos outside of California fell short. They come in pairs (no mixing and matching welcome) and eating on my own and not knowing how big they’d be, I went only for baja fish. It looked yummy on their Insta: fresh herbs, lots of sauce. Well, the tacos were dry, topped with shredded red cabbage (also a bit dry) only a little bit of lime mayo and literary a drop of rich tomato salsa on the top, and sprinkles of coriander and fresh onion. The deep fried fish had a nice batter,  it was fresh and tasty but under-seasoned. I was underwhelmed with the whole combination, if I paid the full price, I'd have been rather disappointed. I really hope it was the first days’ imperfection. The pineapple, chilli, and hibiscus aqua fresca was delicate and almost not spicy. The staff was friendly, but it was hard to get their attention.

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