Mexican restaurant branded 'best in the North East' to re-open in new venue

There was sadness amongst its regulars earlier this year, when a Mexican bar and restaurant branded 'the best in the North East' suddenly closed its doors. But there's some big news this week as Sunderland's Mexico 70 is all set to re-open in a brand new location just along the road.

For years, Mexico 70 attracted plenty of custom, with it always being packed to the rafters when Sunderland payed at home or whenever there is something on at the Empire theatre directly opposite. It was place that became famous throughout the city and the wider region for its top notch tacos, amazing loaded fries and mouth watering margaritas, so there was great upset just a few months ago, when the decision was made to close its doors.

However, you can't keep a good thing down for long and on Sunday night, there was a shock for diners when the first post to be made on Mexico 70's Facebook page since the closure broke the news that it is coming back. And fans don't have to wait long at all to get their first bite of the action in the new premises, as, all being well, Mexico 70 2.0 will be open for business this Thursday, June 27.

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Headlined RETURN OF THE MEX, the post read: "Mexico 70 closed its doors for the last time in February. We were gutted but after 6 years we just felt all Taco’d out creatively & short of ideas. Rather than just plod on we decided it was better to burn out than fade away.

But a few weeks ago Dave Tanner, the original head chef of Mex70 from when we first opened in 2018 up until 2021 got in touch with us with a load of new ideas and a strong desire to bring back Mexico 70. Well, we’re as flippin' surprised as you & totally delighted to say that Mexico 70 will be reopening this Thursday 27th June."

Teasing what to expect, the statement added: "Dave will be head chef & will join forces with the current owner of DBCB & the original Mexico 70 manager to bring back hand pressed tacos with anything goes world flavours, Margi’s strong enough to blow ya socks through Vesta Tilleys wall, house made hot sauce, & great tunes.

"The first menu will be a combination of some old Mex 70 classics you’ll recognise plus some amazing new small plates and tacos."