Luz Verde

Luz Verde (Paris)

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Top Chef can lead to the road to anywhere, even to Tacos! Since featuring on the show in 2017, Alexis Delassaux has now taken on corn tortillas, serving them in pairs to diners around wooden pedestal tables, or at the bar under a wicker suspension lamp. In his SoPi taqueria, the former Frenchie sous-chef perfects his tasty recipes, which include: the classics with marinated noir de Bigorre pork (or chicken) topped with tomato, onion, cilantro and chilies; and more original ones, like ours – (delicious) beef tongue or shredded lamb (a little bland)… Not to mention the quinoa and feta salad, the gilt-head bream ceviche with radish, citrus, pomegranate and lime, the frijoles churros (chili with homemade chorizo and peanuts), the formidable suckling pig shoulder (€40 for two to three people) and the rather unique mango dessert with coconut pearls and sorbet. Worth mentioning: the same owner also operates Chiquitin across the street at 21 Rue Henry-Monnier, where they specialize in Mexican burgers sold to go. // G.D.

FEELING THIRSTY? Besides the Deck & Donohue and Psychedelia beers (€6 for 330 ml) or an ordinary Alamos Torrontes white (€5 a glass), there are a dozen tequilas (€5-15 for 40 ml), cocktails (Amarillo with mezcal, thyme syrup and Sicilian lemon juice, €12) and a Zapaca run aged for 23 years at €12 for 40 ml.

PRICE: Tacos €6-9, mains €10-20, dessert €8.

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