Santo Remedio, an intimate restaurant specialising in proper Mexican food, with vibrant dishes and a modern take on traditional specialties, is now open in the heart of Shoreditch at 22 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DY.
Meaning ‘Holy Remedy’, Santo Remedio is the first restaurant from passionate husband and wife team Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes. Edson’s launch menu pays homage to “Anojitos Mexicanos”, the wonderfully varied street food of Mexico, alongside dishes inspired by the cuisine of Mexico City, Oaxaca and Yucatan, to name a few.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Edson has worked all over Mexico and trained at Casa Oaxaca, one of the San Pellegrino Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, under the tutelage of renowned chef Alejandro Ruiz. Edson also spent time working in New York as a private chef and was most recently head of menu innovation for the Wahaca restaurant group, where he worked closely with co-founders Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby.
Edson takes his culinary inspiration from the dishes ‘of the people’; food that can be found in markets; food he grew up eating at home; food prepared for celebrations. He uses traditional Mexican techniques to marinate and slow cook, often with a variety of Mexican chillies, thereby recreating the richly diverse flavours of Mexico.