The Pink Chihuahua at El Camion
Photography by diffordsguide.com
Words by Simon Difford on 07-Jan-2015
25-27 Brewer Street, (btwn Great Windmill & Rupert Sts), London, W1F 0RR, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 7711
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Sat 6pm-3am (closed Sunday)
Door: Go early
Style: Dive Bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Dance, Food, Fun/atmosphere
Price guide: Value
Food: Full menu
In the basement, below Sage Conran's excellent Mexican restaurant you'll find The Pink Chihuahua, a basement bar which is often presided over by bartending legend, Dick Bradsell.
Those of you who have not heard of Dick Bradsell have probably drunk a cocktail he created, such as the Bramble, Russian Spring Punch, Treacle and Vodka Espresso.
The drinks menu at El Camino befits the bar's theme, concentrating on tequila and rum with drinks arranged under Batidas, Margaritas, Daiquiris and "Gringos" headings.
Most of the young Soho crowd that drink here are completely unaware of their bartender's status. For them this is simply a relaxed Eighties revival meets Mexican cantina, serving frozen Margaritas and Daiquiris.