SANTA MARIA

I initially intended to save this review for another one of my Berlin guides, but in the end I just couldn't wait: if you love Mexican cuisine, you will love the Santa Maria Mexican diner in Kreuzberg - tacos, burritos, you name it, they make it! All their food is made fresh and by hand and they offer a variety of classic Mexican dishes, some even in vegan versions. Their cosy interiors and that impressive mural let my designer heart beat faster and make you feel right at home. I love places that feel comfortable without trying too hard to be hip. Santa Maria might seem rather on trend, but I love the way they fused Mexico City with Berlin. Best of all are their cocktails, however. I'm still dreaming of their hibiscus mint margarita! Situated right on Oranienstrasse, they are the perfect destination for summer evenings. So if you're in the area, make sure to pop in and order some tacos and margaritas!

Lilly Wolf