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Taco & Mezcal Bar: The Best Pairings for an Authentic Experience

Updated: Feb 26



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Embark on a sensory journey at YOPO's Taco & Mezcal Bar, where the bold and vibrant flavours of mezcal and tacos come together for an unforgettable dining experience. With an extensive selection of mezcal tastings, cocktails, and delectable tacos and tostadas, immerse yourself in the essence of Mexican culinary traditions. Here's a guide to the best pairings for an authentic and exciting flavour adventure.

 

 

—Crab Tostada with Apple & Caviar

Paired Mezcal: Ojo de Dios Cafè

 

Indulge in the delicate flavours of our Crab Tostada, a medley of flavours from succulent crab, crisp apple, and decadent caviar. This tostada is very light and is the perfect marriage between the richness of the sea and the crisp beauty of the apple.

 

To best enjoy this dish, we would advise you to elevate the experience with the rich and aromatic undertones of Ojo de Dios Café mezcal. The infusion of Ojo de Dios Café enhances the dish's sophistication, providing a sensory experience that marries the delicate seafood notes with the distinctive character of the mezcal.




—Grilled Octopus Taco with Pickled Courgette & Mustard Miso

Paired Mezcal: Koch Ensamble Agave


Delight your palate with our Grilled Octopus Taco featuring Pickled Courgette & Mustard Miso. This gluten-free creation offers a harmonious blend of smoky essence from the grilled octopus, complemented by the nuanced flavours of pickled courgette and mustard miso. For an elevated dining experience, we recommend pairing this taco with Koch Ensamble Agave Mezcal.

 

The smokiness of the grilled octopus finds a perfect match in the complex and balanced notes of Koch Ensamble Agave Mezcal. The mezcal's depth is perfect to enhance the savoury profile of this unique taco, creating a symphony of flavours that you are unlikely to have experienced before.




—Sweet Potato Tostada with Salsa Macha & Goats Cheese

Paired Mezcal: Alipús San Andrés


Experience a delightful fusion of flavours with our Sweet Potato creation, where the sweet and earthy notes of this dish harmonise seamlessly with Alipús San Andrés Mezcal. This pairing is a testament to the versatility of mezcal, showcasing its ability to complement a diverse range of flavours.

 

The inherent sweetness and earthiness of the sweet potato find a perfect companion in the nuanced profile of Alipús San Andrés Mezcal.




—Pork Belly Taco with Pickled Pepper & Tomatillo Salsa

Paired Mezcal: Bozal Ensamble, Various Agaves


Indulge in the rich, savoury goodness of our Pork Belly Taco, expertly paired with the bold and diverse profile of Bozal Ensamble Mezcal. Enjoy a symphony of flavours as the mezcal's complexity adds layers to the taco's already rich taste, creating a truly indulgent culinary experience.




Adobo Lamb Tostada with Guacatillo

Paired Mezcal: Mezcales de Leyenda Durango - Agave Cenizo

 

Savour the exquisite flavours of our spiced adobo lamb, a culinary masterpiece that will fascinate you with its intricate blend of spices and tender texture. Each bite offers a delightful journey through layers of rich, aromatic seasonings, leaving a lasting impression on your palate.

 

To elevate your dining experience, we recommend pairing this dish with Mezcales de Leyenda Durango Mezcal, meticulously crafted from Agave Cenizo. The robust flavours of the lamb find perfect harmony with the unique notes of this mezcal, creating a symphony of taste that promises to captivate and delight your senses.

 

 

—Tuna Tostada with Avocado, Salsa Roja & Pickled Onion

Paired Mezcal: Mezcales de Leyenda Oaxaca, Agave Tobalá

 

Experience the freshness of tuna combined with the creaminess of avocado and the strength of salsa rota and pickled onions. This one-of-a-kind dish perfectly marries the vibrant notes of each ingredient to create a vibrant experience.

 

 

To enhance this delight, we would recommend pairing your tuna tostada with Mezcales de Leyenda Oaxaca. This meticulously crafted spirit is made of the rare Agave Tobalá. The elegance of this mezcal perfectly complements the bold essence of the tuna, offering a balanced and delightful combination that elevates your dining experience.

 


 

At YOPO's Taco & Mezcal Bar, each bite is a journey, and each sip is a revelation. Discover the art of perfect pairings as mezcal and tacos unite to create an authentic and memorable dining experience. Immerse yourself in the world of flavour, where every combination tells a story of craftsmanship and culinary finesse.

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