Street food is fast becoming one of the coolest foodie things to indulge in, in London town. Perhaps a sign of our ever-difficult economy, good quality street food stalls (and I'm not talking about the sketchy hot dog stands that appear at 4am outside nightclubs) are beginning to pop-up everywhere and the demand for their delights, is high.
'Buen Provecho' literally means 'Bon Appetit' or 'Eat Well' in Spanish and a friend first told me about the stand a few years ago and I'm ashamed to say, I never managed to make the journey there. But I recently met a friend for lunch and we headed straight to Buen Provecho to see exactly what was on offer and meet Arturo Ortega Rodriguez, the owner of the stand.The food is very simple; 5 different kinds of tacos on offer (beef, pork, 2 chicken and a vegetarian option) as well as rice, Tortilla chips, a soup of the day and several different homemade salsa all served from a small tent near Waterloo station. Prices are incredibly reasonable, with a mixed selection of 3 tacos coming in at just a fiver... it makes for economical eating at times like these. Arturo serves simple but authentic Mexican food and my experience didn't disappoint whatsoever.
The stand is busy and the food is delicious. I went for a mixed selection of beef, pork and chicken Tinga tacos, all of which were really very good. It's hard to find good quality Mexican food in London but when you do find it, it's a real gem worth sharing and so I wanted to share my first find with you and encourage you to make the journey to ensure you get a taste of 'Buen Provecho' for yourself.
'Buen Provecho' is located on Lower Marsh Street, SE1 which is about 2 minutes walk from Waterloo Station. For more updates you can join the Facebook fan page.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm