Hollywood’s Danny Trejo Opens a New Taco Place in Notting Hill

Author Avatar
Category Culture, Lifestyle, People, Town
Date March 19 2024
Reading Time 2 min.

Hollywood’s Danny Trejo Opens a New Taco Place in Notting Hill

Danny Trejo’s famous taco chain has finally arrived in London with the recent opening of a new restaurant in Notting Hill. In Los Angeles, Trejo’s Tacos has long ago become one of the most popular Mexican food chains, and it is only surprising that the star has not tried to bring his restaurant to London earlier. This newly opened taco place is located on Portobello Road and has already amassed a lot of attention from the local community: Mexican food has always been quite popular in these ends!

Hollywood’s Danny Trejo Opens a New Taco Place in Notting Hill | London Cult.
Danny Trejo / Instagram

The news that Danny Trejo owns a restaurant chain may come as a surprise to some. The stara brutal appearance alongside his filmography and a tendency to play violent rugged villains of Latino origin does not immediately suggest his interest in something as peaceful as traditional Mexican food. But an actor whose work ranges from Heat (1995) and From Dusk till Dawn(1996) to Spy Kids (2001) and Anchorman (2004) has built his image on these unexpected career turns, so it is only natural that Trejos Tacos is a real thing. In fact, Danny Trejos many business ventures include a recording label, Trejos Music, a breakfast joint, Trejos Coffee and Donuts, and his own non-alcoholic beverage company, Trejos Spirits. The products of the latter are actually available at the new London venue in the form of impeccable non-alcoholic margaritas.

Hollywood’s Danny Trejo Opens a New Taco Place in Notting Hill | London Cult.
Trejo’s Tacos / Instagram 

The fact that an impressive list of non-alcoholic drinks is available at Trejos Tacos is not coincidental: Danny Trejo is all about healthy living. The initial idea for Trejos Tacos came to the actor with his interest in healthy food, which he wanted to spread further into the Los Angeles community. Of course, it would be fair to say that there is no such community in the world that is as obsessed with a healthy diet as the inhabitants of LA. However, as eating healthy becomes more and more expensive, Trejos Tacos show up right the right moment, as one of Trejos goals was to make healthy food accessible to anyone.

Hollywood’s Danny Trejo Opens a New Taco Place in Notting Hill | London Cult.
Trejo’s Tacos / Instagram

Although the menu at the London venue differs from the American version, some of the signature dishes, such as steak asada tacos with pepita pesto (apparently an Anthony Bourdain favourite) alongside shrimp tostados, Baja-style beer-battered fish, blackened salmon, and beef-brisket will be available in Notting Hill. Besides this, the venue also does Mexican-style brunch. Drink-wise, aside from the already mentioned non-alcoholic beverages, Trejos Taco holds an impressive selection of mezcal and tequila, which adds to the authenticity of its Mexican direction.

Hollywood’s Danny Trejo Opens a New Taco Place in Notting Hill | London Cult.
Trejo’s Tacos / LC

The venues decor also deserves special attention filled with live cacti of different sizes and large paintings of wrestlers on the walls, Trejos Tacos create an atmosphere of a real Mexican dining experience with a hint of Hollywood escapade. Additionally, there is a downstairs, which forms an underground speakeasy, where guests can wind down and shows off their dance moves to live DJs.

Read more