Club Mexicana, specialists in Mexican vegan food, are to begin their residency at Pamela on the 17th January 2017.

Founded by Meriel Armitage, who wants break boundaries and challenge the preconception that vegan food is all chickpeas and chia seeds, the menu takes a twist on Mexican’meaty’ classics, re-incarnated as vegan dishes, such as such as the Al Pastor Taco with pineapple and chilli marinated ‘pork’; Baja To-fish Taco, with pickled red cabbage, salsa verde and chipotle chilli oil; Buffalo Cauliflower Taco with blue’cheese’, celery leaves and chilli threads; and the ‘Chorizo’ and Potato Taco, with pico de gallo.

Meriel and her team make fresh tacos every day, working around the clock, milling and hand pressing their own from masa flour dough. Also featured are the Club Mexicana signatures; BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Tacos; Jalepeno Poppers stuffed with chipotle cashew’cheese’; and Sikil Pak Hurache – a crispy masa pancake topped with pumkpin seeds puree and jackfruit tinga.

Club Mexicana’s new home, Pamela, opened in Haggerston in 2015 following a summer pop-up at the site by owners Deano Jo (The Alibi, Rita’s, Real Gold) and Martin Thomas (Birthdays, The Old Blue Last, The Windsor Castle).

An ode to all the great Pamelas, from Anderson to Grier, the bar is focused on infused spirits, updated classics and continues Deano and Martin’s mission to create fun, informal spaces. Aside from the various Pamela portraits on the walls, the room is minimally styled with pared-down low hanging lamps and a copper top bar.

428 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AA