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The Best Mexican Restaurants in Manchester 5.11.2015

People often ask what’s my favourite cuisine? While there’s no definitive answer - it changes as often as the weather in Manchester – there’s one that’s always hanging around the top few spots, Mexican. I love everything about Mexican food; it’s vibrant and colourful, spicy and hot and they seem to use my favourite ingredients – chillies, avocados




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Salvis

Although Salvis is located in the main shopping area in the very centre of Manchester, it’s so small compared to its neighbours that you’d hardly know it was there. Tucked into the front of the Corn Exchange and surrounded/shadowed by some of the largest shops in Manchester, Salvis is the truest of little Italian joints. The space is tiny, but the welcome is massive, whether they know you or not. Salvi’s is one of the only places in Manchester that I feel truly settled when eating alone.
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Great Breakfasts in Manchester
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Foraging for Food - Where to get Wild Food in Manchester without the Wellies!
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The Moocher

A fast food stall with a difference, The Moocher is very much slow food orientated. Using nature’s bounty, they cook, cure, preserve and create low-cost dishes based around the ethos of local/seasonal/wild. Expect to find their stall packed with delights such as cured venison peeking through jars of wild garlic pesto; juicy hares hiding under a pastry pie or wild boar laid down on homemade bread. Regularly popping up at Levy Market, they also make appearances at street food events and festivals in the North West.
Manc Vs Food
Despite American reality TV show ‘Man V Food’ only being shown on relatively small channels Dave and Good Food in the UK, it has built up something of a cult following. Viewers were drawn to watch the adventures of host Adam Richman as he travelled America to take part in ‘big food’ challenges. Sometimes eating extremely hot foods such as the ‘Suicide Wing Challenge’ where he took on a plate of wings coated in Ghost Chili sauce but more often than not involving seriously large quantities of food, like an insane 72oz steak with several sides.
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Around the City in (my Favourite) 8 Cuisines
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My Love for Liquor
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Cash, Cheque, Credit Card – Small Plates
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Cash – Superstore NQ

One of Manchester’s newest openings - from the guys behind the well-known, well-loved Banyan Tree - Superstore mixes New York bar style, British food and an injection of spice to bring you lively, energetic and surprisingly brilliant dishes. Grey walls, stripped wood and an open kitchen are enhanced by a well-stocked bar and chefs that aren’t afraid to take some chances.
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