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Luz Verde

Restaurant Luz Verde in ParisLuz Verde (Paris) - © Luz Verde

Luz Verde is the Mexican tortilla shop from chef Alexis Delassaux (ex-Frenchie and Royal Monceau), and it sure draws in crowds of Parisian tacophiles. The day we went for lunch, at the bar of this neo-industrial space (metal furniture, wicker suspension lamps, macabre details), corn spliffs were expertly being passed around in twos: topped with marinated pork, turned bright red with fiery chilies (€9); delicious chicken laced with salad; or for a Franco-American version, shredded noir de Bigorre suckling pig (€9). As a side, there’s a fresh but tiny sea bream ceviche (€16 though!), and a restaurant-style dessert mixing poached apricots, pepper and verbena ice cream (€8). To drink: Negra Modelo or Corona beer (€6 for 330 ml), a Petit-Chablis from the Domaine Christophe et Fils (€8); or fiery shots of the 25 various mezcals and tequilas (from €6 to €14). One last piece of advice: for a real “al pastor” taco with marinated pork and pineapples, head across the street to Chiquitín, their second location that sells them to go. Tacos €5-9, à la carte €31-41. // V.V.

Getting there

Restaurant Luz Verde
24, rue Henry-Monnier
TEL: +33 1 70 23 69 60
Subway: Pigalle
Website: luzverde.fr