I visited an incredible Mexican restaurant in Dalston for an evening of tacos and tequila and I can’t wait to go back.

Hacha, based in Kingsland Road, is a beautiful restaurant and bar serving authentic Mexican food and delicious cocktails.

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, an annual Mexican celebration held on May 5, the restaurant has teamed up with El Mayor Tequila to give customers the chance to enjoy the award-winning drink.

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So, I went to Hacha and tried a menu of tasty food with cocktails paired to each plate.

To start, we had guacamole and totopos and ceviche de pescado.

I’m not usually a fan of ceviche, but this one was light and fresh with a hint of chilli which I thought really elevated it.

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The guacamole was creamy and delicious, I could have munched on it all evening.

To pair with this, I was given a melon spritz which was made up of El Mayor Blanco, melon, bay leaves, lemon and cava.

If you could encapsulate the taste of summer into a drink it would be this one – it was light, refreshing and sweet.

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Then, we were given the chance to taste three of El Mayor’s amazing tequilas.

El Mayor Tequila is made up of only three ingredients: Weber blue agave, yeast and water.

We tried the brand’s three award-winning tequilas which were El Mayor Blanco, El Mayor Reposado and El Mayor Añejo.

They have all been aged for different amounts of time, giving them distinctive flavours.

My personal favourite was the El Mayor Añejo, but all three were amazing.

Then, we moved onto the main course which was hongo tacos and tinga de pollo tacos.

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These were essentially chicken tacos and mushroom tacos and when I say they were mind-blowing, I mean it.

I adore a good taco, and these were fresh and full of flavour – I’m not a huge fan of mushrooms but these tasted smoky and sweet they were scrumptious.

Then, we had pulpo zarandeado which is octopus in a sweet and smoky tomato glaze.

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I have never had such tender, well-cooked octopus before, I was stunned by how delicious this course was.

To pair with this, we were given a strawberry Rosita cocktail which is made up of El Mayor Reposado, cocchi rosa, sweet vermouth, aperitivo de agave and strawberry jam Campari.

For dessert, I was thrilled to be given churros with a chocolate salsa.

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The churros came out warm and they melted in my mouth as I munched away – they were so moreish.

This course came with a side car, a cocktail made up of El Mayor Añejo, kumquat and thyme liqueur, Hacha sour mix and agave.

It felt like a fruitier version of a martini and was very easy to drink, a delightful way to end the evening.

If you are looking for authentic Mexican food then Hacha is a must-try spot in London.

The staff were so friendly and chatty, the vibes are fun, and the food is to die for.