El Paisa

  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
Photograph: Graeme Kennedy, courtesy Armada Group
110 Lane 273, Jiaozhou Lu
Up a short flight of stairs from Bonica is this small taco stand turning out five different and excellent fillings (priced between 25-40RMB) inside hand-rolled corn tortillas along with a cheese quesadilla (25RMB) and nachos (30-45RMB). Variations include octopus, birria (pulled lamb), Baja fish (with pan-seared seabass) and the always reliable Al Pastor. These are available all night long from 6pm until neighbours La Mezcaleria and La Barra close (around 2am or until the last guest has left).
Venue name: El Paisa
Opening hours: 5.30pm-2am daily
Metro: Jingan Temple
English address: Second Floor Bldg 5, 110 Lane 273, Jiaozhou Lu Yanping Lu, Jingan district
Chinese address: 胶州路273开60号5幢2楼,近新闸路