Mexican food is big, so if you want a slice of the lime, here are 6 pubs seriously competing with the best of Mex.

The cuisine is tipped as one of the top three trends for 2017 by Bidvest Foodservice, while according to takeaway service Deliveroo, Mexican food was the most popular order in the cities of Bath, Belfast, Leeds and Manchester last year.

Take a look at the pubs proving they know their quesadillas from their burritos.

 

1. Squid & Whale, Glasgow, Scotland

Pinto Beans, Heuvos Ranchos (Mexican eggs), elotes (Mexican corn) plus all the best O’s – tacos, taquitos, burritos. This place may as well be Mexico City. Check out these taquitos and elotes covered in cheese sauce.

 

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2. The Bonnybank Inn, Fife, Scotland

This place prides itself as a family owned business with over 20 years experience in cooking Mexican food. Of course, all Mexican meals should end with the option of churros, but check out this tortilla ice cream bowl. 

 

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3. The Tavern Co, Wavertree, Liverpool

Stuffed chilli’s, chimichangas, quesadillas – all loaded with sides of lime & coriander rice, refried beans, sour cream & guacamole. This menu is asking for a round of tequilas.  Plus check out this funky taco plate.

 

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4. The Albion Taverna, Faversham, Kent

You can almost hear those fajitas sizzling – and let's not overlook that marvellous looking nacho bowl (see below). The Albion Taverna is a Shepherd Neame pub located on the banks of Faversham creek which seeks out local ingredients for its Mexican menu.

 

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5. The Hare and Hounds, Brighton

The Hare and Hounds kitchen is run by Mexican street food experts La Choza, so the guys at the bar can concentrate on serving craft beers and local ales. This is a slow braised beer rib chimichanga, served in a negra BBQ Mexican sauce, a drizzle of sour cream & finished with pink pickled onions.

 

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6. The Fox, Burwell, Cambridgeshire

Plugged as an “authentic Mexican steak house” the Fox Burwell serves over 40 different tequilas and goes big on its menu.It has an impressive selection of Mexican sharing plates. 

 

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