Casa Negra is the east London sister to Soho’s foodiest sex shop, La Bodega Negra — and she’s just as naughty. With black walls, brightly coloured bulbs, and mismatched folding chairs — this Mexican eatery is cheeky, casual, and most importantly, fun.
Keep it classic or go off piste, either way … you are going to get a banging agave number. The Tequila Old Fashioned is smooth as silk with Herradura reposado, agave, aromatic bitters and an orange twist. We’re always partial to a slushie … and Frozen Margaritas are the BUSINESS here. Go traditional, fruity, or take a whole flight and get a selection of four. Hungry? Good, you’re in the right place. We can’t come here without getting guacamole, then convince your mates to get a selection of tacos. From soft shell crab to mushroom to braised pork, they’re all delightful little nibbles.
Don’t come here for a quiet conversation, bring the gang along for tequila shots galore and all the Mexican spiciness you could ask for.
Best Bars tip: Want to carry on late into the night? Head downstairs to the Playroom for a dark and sexy clubbing experience until 4am. Yep, 4am.
— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips