When? October 19, 2015
What is it? Barrio Central has recently re-launched as Barrio Soho following an exciting refurbishment project, offering a delicious new Mexican-centric food menu and a mouth watering cocktail list, all whilst retaining the live music and party vibes for which the bar has become so popular.
Who’s behind it? Ferdie Ahmed is the successful entrepreneur behind the much-loved Barrio Bars. The newly appointed Group Head Chef, Ernesto Pavia is originally from Peru. Pavia embarked upon his career in Argentina and he has honed his expertise internationally working in a three Michelin star restaurant in France, Argentinian steakhouses Garufa and Garufin, and more recently as Head Chef of London’s celebrated Bubbledogs. His menu at Barrio Soho sees Pavia return to the authentic Latin American food of his roots and his enthusiasm for this cuisine is reflected in the exuberant honest flavours of the menu.
Size? 60 upstairs, 100 downstairs with House of Hackney wallpaper
What’s on the Menu? Featuring everything from yellow mole to yucca and tiger’s milk, Pavia’s newly devised menu offers the intense flavours and authentic ingredients of Mexican cooking. Designed with the relaxed atmosphere of Barrio Soho in mind, the menu comprises an assortment of snacks, small plates, tacos and sharing platters; ideal for enjoying with friends and perfect for the indecisive diner.
Trading Hours: Tuesday4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m; Wednesday4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m; Thursday4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m, Friday4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m; Saturday3:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m; Sunday3:00 – 11:00 p.m; Monday4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Each of the Barrio venues take great pride in neighbourhood spirit, and Barrio Soho is no exception. Every Tuesday throughout the winter months, Barrio Soho will be inviting guests, friends and family to help finalise the eye-catching décor, by creating personal hand-painted tiles, which will adorn the wall opposite the bar.
As well as making their artistic mark in this much-loved venue, guests who quote ‘Spice is for Life’ can receive a whopping 50% off food, so they can enjoy a selection of flavoursome Mexican dishes whilst they express their inner Picasso. Amigo hour also takes place from 4-8pm, allowing guests to whet their palette with a selection of refreshing, lip-smacking cocktails.
Barrio Soho will be providing all tiles, paints and brushes, so all guests need to do is turn up between 5-8pm to make their mark in this charming new venue.