If these aren't the best tacos in the UK, I'll eat my hat (my sombrero?) They are amazing. I'm American, and I'd be thrilled with tacos this good back in my home country, so finding them in the UK is particularly special. I've never had a bad bite here. They do everything right.
Barrio Comida is a small restaurant built in what appears to be an old shipping container by the river. They have seating for about 25 people in their cute, colourful shack, but you can always take your food to go. They have a regular menu as well as some unique specials, but whatever you order is guaranteed to be fresh and fabulous, with flavours that simply can't be found anywhere else in town. This does not compare to any other local restaurant claiming to do Mexican or Latin American food. This is the real stuff.
If you don't want alcohol, start with an agua fresca - the mango and lime was juicy and delightful, tasting just like fresh fruit. The chips and guacamole are unmissable - incredibly fresh avocados, and crisp 100% corn tortilla chips (I am not calling them crisps in this instance.) The tacos come out as they're ready, so you may eat at a different time than your dining companions, but also the tacos will be fresh to death. The oxcheek (cabeza) is my particular favourite, with incredibly tender and flavourful meat topped with tangy feta. The ensanada is made of gloriously crispy fried fish and copious amounts of slaw, and the carne asada is absolutely gorgeous steak. I've tried nearly all the tacos over the months but those are my favourites. All the tortillas are 100% corn and fresh made (as they should be, none of this flour tortilla nonsense), and the menu is safe for gluten-free folks except the fried fish taco and one of the salsas. Tacos range from £2.50-£3.50 and 3 fill me up, but hungry boys usually get 4.
All hail Barrio Comida, may they never leave us. I always hear loads of American accents from the patrons when I come - my countrymen who crave wonderful, fresh, Mexican food flock here and surely aren't disappointed.