Corazón

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Corazon
Corazón

Corazón is a Mexican restaurant that has teamed up with Restaurant Kits, a delivery service working with independent restaurants across the UK to provide high-quality meals to cook at home. It’s based in London and while normally, we wouldn’t cover food south of Yorkshire, these are no ordinary times. The closure of restaurants to in-person visits means the food-lover has started to rely on kit meals and deliveries, but thankfully these go far beyond the typical junk food grub of pre-covid times. Rather, we can enjoy meals at home from some of the finest restaurants in the UK. And Corazón is very much one of these.

Companies like Restaurant Kits are filling the gaps between takeaways and home-cooking while the nation’s restaurants are closed, and doing it impossibly well

Described as the best Mexican food in London, Corazón specialises in authentic fare from this Latin American country. The cook-at-home ‘carne asada tacos’ box we received from Restaurant Kits arrives on time, nicely chilled and full to the brim of mouth-watering treats. The most eye-catching of all is the enormous piece of beef hanger steak. Sealed in plastic, this is a huge piece of quality beef, soaking in aromatic, colourful spices and practically a work of art in itself.

Corazon

It comes with an array of other pots of toppings, including drunken black beans, salsa, pickled onions, chillies and salsa. For those with bare-bones cupboards and fridges, it also comes with a fresh and crunchy baby gem lettuce, some coriander, a potent red chilli and an avocado. The instructions were mostly clear, although due to a bit of confusion with the way they were laid out we did end up slicing up the steak before cooking – no matter, it didn’t affect things one bit.

The results were astonishing. Far beyond any at-home Mexican cooking I’ve attempted in the past. The star of the show is the beautifully-marinaded steak, but the countless array of extras add a new taste to every bite. The corn tortillas were fine, though the option of softer, flour tortillas would have been nice. Less authentic, sure, but life’s too short to live by strict rules when it comes to food.

Corazón offers a world of taste and excitement for the food-lover

All too often, kit meals can disappoint, either by being too complicated to cook properly or by being fairly ordinary and the kind of thing you could do yourself with a half-decent recipe. The Corazón tacos were neither. They were easy to cook, fine for a beginner willing to learn new skills, and the sheer breadth and depth of flavours were something I couldn’t possibly recreate on my own. And that beef steak is something truly special.

Companies like Restaurant Kits are filling the gaps between takeaways and home-cooking while the nation’s restaurants are closed, and doing it impossibly well. With high-level restaurants such as Corazón signed up along with dozens more, they offer a world of taste and excitement for the food-fan while we wait for late June, when (fingers crossed) we can dine out again.

To try cook-at-home meals from Corazón and other high-end independent restaurants, go to restaurantkitsuk.com

29 Poland StLondonW1F 8QR View map
Telephone: 02038131430 Visit Now

What's on near Corazón

Stock Party
FestivalsStockport
Stock Party

A fun-packed, free entry block party in the heart of Stockport this summer. Expect beer, food and a stellar soundtrack.

free entry

Where to go near Corazón

Arabica
London
Restaurant
Arabica

Arabica is a highly-regarded Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant based in London that has launched a range of Picnic At Home kits, ideal for those UK-based staycation holidays and daytrips.

Sea Change Wine

Ethical wine company Sea Change wines, stocked in the likes of the Botanist, have just released a series of Christmas wine packs.

Birmingham
The Custard Factory

The Custard Factory is one of the most powerful collections of creative and digital businesses, independent retailers and event venues outside London.

Birmingham
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Birmingham Repertory Theatre, commonly called Birmingham Rep or just The Rep, is a producing theatre based on Centenary Square in Birmingham, England. It is the longest-established of Britain’s building-based theatre companies and one of its most consistently innovative.

Peak District
Derwent Valley Mills

The importance of Derwent Valley Mills is paramount in global history as it led to astounding technological advancements in the manufacturing industry.

Sheffield
Creswell Crags

In an age when woolly mammoths roamed the land and cave hyenas prowled for prey, the limestone gorge of Creswell Crags was home to our prehistoric ancestors.

The George at Alstonefield
Buxton
Restaurant
The George
at Alstonefield

Occupying a picturesque spot overlooking the village green, The George is a Sawday’s and Michelin approved, award-winning pub and restaurant.

world of wedgewood summer in stoke on trent
Stoke-on-Trent
Museum
World of Wedgwood

Former Art Fund Prize Museum of the Year Award winner, World of Wedgwood in Stoke-of-Trent houses one of the most important industrial collections in existence and offers a unique record of over 250 years of ground-breaking British ceramic design and production.

Gladstone Pottery Museum Summer in Stoke on Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
Museum
Gladstone Pottery Museum

The last complete Victorian pottery factory in Britain, Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton provides a unique insight into the history of Stoke-on-Trent; an area renowned for its world-class pottery and ceramics.

The Devonshire Arms at Beeley
Buxton
Restaurant
The Devonshire Arms
at Beeley

Located in a cosy corner of the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms at Beeley is an award winning pub, fine dining restaurant, and traditional country inn.

Haddon Hall, Derbyshire
Peak District
Tourist Attraction
Haddon Hall

With over 900 years of history, the uniquely preserved Medieval and Tudor house is among the oldest in England.

Culture Guides