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Launched yesterday and lasting throughout May, Benito’s Hat:Burritos and Margaritas will be celebrating all things Mexican with their #MakeMayMexican campaign.

During May the Mexican restaurant group will host a series of events, including quiz nights, culinary masterclasses, weekly giveaways and a special tamale menu, which will be hosted in all of their 6 sites.

The celebrate the launch the restaurant group have also created a series of recipe videos, with head chef and co founder Felipe giving away all of his top tips on how to make the best guacamole, salsa and beef barbacoa.






To keep the festivities going, the Benito’s Hat, Oxford Circus will host masterclasses with a cast of experts in Mexican food and drink alongside Felipe.

  • Tuesday 10th May will be hosted by Herradura Tequila where guests will learn about all things tequila;
  • Tuesday 17th May will see Pritesh Mody from the World of Zing and Love Food Love Drink host an interactive masterclass on Mexican chilies;
  • Tuesday 24th will be on Mezcal, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from a form of agave and very much a Mexican specialty.

All masterclasses will take place at their Oxford Circus restaurant, starting at 6.30pm and costing £35.

Tamales and Mezcal

During May Benito’s Hat will offer a unique tamale menu especially created by Felipe.  Taking inspiration from his homeland of Mexico, individual tamales will include slow-simmered pork with guajillo salsa and Monterey Jack and peppers and sweetcorn with salsa verde and melted Monterey Jack for £2.50 each.  A full tamales plato, priced at £9.75, will also be available with one of each tamale served alongside pomegranate and chipotle slaw, black beans and feta and fresh-chopped

pico de gallo. £1 of every plate will be going to Compass Children’s Charity, who help support street children in Latin American, including Mexico. To accompany the menu, the restaurants will also offer any of their tequila cocktails as special mescal cocktails for £1 extra.

Lotteria and Quiz Nights

Across all of Benito’s Hat’s social media platforms guests will be able to win a whole host of prizes, including Mextrade hampers worth £50, Stewarts Coffee home brewing kits as well as gifts and vouchers from Benito’s Hat.  All entrants will also be put into a prize draw to have Felipe cook at home. The social media channels will be also play host to Benito’s #MEXPert tips, making any follower an expert in all things Mexican in no time.

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