Casa Pastor Coal Drops Yard King’s Cross
Address: Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, London N1C 4AB
I had a day off today and went to the soft of launch of Casa Pastor at the newly renovated Coal Drops Yard in King’s Coss. Matt was lucky enough to score a spot at their soft launch in King’s Cross. King’s cross have expanded and are officially opening up this new area on Friday so we were very fortunate to check out the space and have lunch there too.
As soon as we got in, I already felt the beautiful ambiance of this restaurant. It was laid back but had a modern Mexican feel to it. It had beautiful lights and enough greenery to brighten up the place but not overwhelm it.
As soon as we got there, we were greeted with such lovely staff who ushered us straight to our table. Our waiter shortly arrived and started to explain the menu. I loved it because we got familiar with the menu instead of ordering blindly and hoping we get what we wanted. Hahhaa I have to admit, I do that quite a lot and I generally stalk the restaurant’s Instagram page or even look them up on YouTube before I order. Because this was a soft launch, I couldn’t really do that so the waiter was really helpful.
We ordered a few salsas to try and they all varied in the chilliness ( from mild to spicy), guacamole, tuna tostadas (reminded me of a harder version of a taco), prawn tacos, el pastor taco with avocado and pineapple, spring onions with salt and lime, salad with cos lettuce, pumpkin seeds and avocado, cheese quesadilla. Bone marrow to boost our tacos and a margarita each.
Our drinks came out first and It wasn’t too long before our food came. Our salsa, corn chips and guacamole came out first. The guacamole was a pretty big serving!
Fresh, Soft and tender sashimi slices with a well balanced sesame oil dressing which really reminded me of ahi poke in Hawaii. My first bite was so good! I already had expectations of it as I had filmed Matt’s first bite before I had mine. We also tried to customise it with more guacamole and different salsas.
Cebollitas – Spring onion and lime
I’ve seen an episode of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain where he visits a village and all they do is eat the wood fired spring onions with sauce. It looked so delicious so as soon as I saw this on the menu, I had to give it a go! This was actually my first restaurant I’ve seen that had this available on the menu. When it came out, the flavours had totally transformed, it was a nice chargrilled and the sweetness of the onion overtook the ‘onion taste’ and it was
Ensalada El Pastor
native blue Mexican corn tortilla with Oaxaca cheese