Tacuba is a tiny restaurant in Balham – so nearly cosy but unfortunately pokey, though the bright Mexican decor is appealing on first glance.
We visited on Thursday evening and it filled up very quickly. There weren’t enough staff on and service was really poor. By the time we’d asked several times for some cutlery, the food was cold.
The menu looks to have a different take on usual Mexican menus (styled on street food) but my taco pirata @ £8.95 was a plain tortilla wrap lightly rubbed with some pork and chicken, and quite dry. H opted for the unusual sounding chicken mole enchiladas (covered in an Aztec dark chocolate sauce) – for a mouthful or two, the chocolate sauce has depth and leaves a spicy tingle on the tongue. But anything more than two mouthfuls is too sickly and strong, so this got left.
~ Lardbutty rating: 2.5 / 5
~ Type: Mexican
~ Address: 10 Bedford Hill, Balham, London
~ Postcode: SW12 9RG
~ Tel: 020 8673 5394
~ Nearest tube station: Balham
~ Website + menus: Tacuba website
~ Location: Tacuba map