I was craving some Mexican whilst visiting Notting Hill and happened to stumble upon Killer Tomato on Portobello Road.
Killer Tomato‘s unique name is also characterised by its mystical graffiti walls and dark interiors. It’s menu consists of Mexican fare with a twist. In other words, don’t expect traditional tacos or burritos, but well thought-out fusion.
The menu contains what you’d expect from a Mexican restaurant, in that it has burritos, tacos, tortilla chips and the lot. However, these will be filled with meat options such as Korean sticky fried chicken or vegetarian options such as tempura aubergine, raisin jam and courgette. Not quite what you expected right?
After plenty of deliberation, we opted for a starter – the brisket croquettes with sriracha mayo. They were tasty and meaty, with a crunchy crust, albeit a little greasy. The sriracha mayo complimented the croquettes well and wasn’t too spicy.
We then had two house tacos, which were absolutely delicious. We decided to be daring by going for the crumbed anchovy, bacon and Mexican Caesar dressing, and it was the best by far. I wouldn’t have imagined the flavours complementing each other so well. It was just a mouthwatering ordeal and would have had second helpings for sure!
We also ordered the peppered squid and citrus salsa taco, which was well cooked and well seasoned, and tasted great with the corn taco.
Last in line, was the fried chicken thigh burrito, which wasn’t too different to a regular wrap although this was packed with fried chicken, cabbage and a sauce of your choice. You can go mild or very spicy! Tasty and filling, with a good balance of crunchiness and melt-in-the-mouth chicken.
Killer Tomato also does bottomless tacos and drinks, including their margaritas. Something I’ll be considering next time I’m very, VERY, hungry.
They don’t take reservations and don’t accept cash so make sure you’ve got your credit card (or phone) on you.
Check out their branches in Shepherd’s Bush and Notting Hill!