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Comment added by Anonymous: I read this page around 8pm on 1 August, Saturday. As I was quite hungry I decided to give my bike a spin and ride to Mexicali. Rode 40 min in heavy traffic only to find out it is not even open in the weekend.

I didn't memorise the exact closing times, but from my memory I'd say they close around 16:30 and on one specific day around 18:30. Weekends closed!
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summary='Mexican food by way of California, Soho branch.' summary='Mexican food by way of California, Soho branch.'
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Joining the many eateries of Soho, Mexicali enters the increasingly crowded market for Mexican street food in London. Their branding pushes the Californian "freshness" angle.

They get praise for their burritos on the net, but Ewan had the quesadilla, which was plentiful and came with a slightly bland salsa, sour cream, corn chips, salad and guacamole (this last was 50p extra). Corn chips were a bit bland and clearly not made on site. However, the takeaway boxes are good and sturdy.

They do have some space inside for sit-down eating down the back, tables crammed closely together, but again the focus is on the takeaway crowd.

Ewan's verdict: I'm not sure this stands up to the plentiful competition for Mexican street food in the capital (none of which obviously compares to the best available in America), but it's reasonable enough value.

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Last visited by Ewan and Kerry, January 2010. Sources on the net suggest it is open until 10pm.

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