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Our venture began in a street food eatery in Mexico – the bustling bars, and fresh, vivacious food ignited our big idea: simply to ‘bottle’ the pure essence of Mexico and bring it back to the UK, unleashing it in a beautifully intimate and unique venue.
Our ambition is to revolutionise the well-known taco, whilst educating people about the deep-rooted Mexican culture. We are passionate that everyone who comes into contact with us feels refreshed.
The ‘Light bulb’ moment. That wonderful little spark of realization that initiates a beautiful voyage of discovery. You can’t ignore it, it is the language of the soul. We believe that if your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.
Our own venture began in a street food eatery in Mexico; the large, grilled spring onions that graced our taste buds were so unlike anything we had experienced in Bournemouth. The food was vivacious and exciting, yet simple. In that instant, the seed of adventure had been planted. It wasn’t just about seeking new lands, but in seeking with new eyes, seeing the beauty missed by others and bringing back the essence of that with us to Ojo Rojo.
Our Thoughts & The Universe
Restoring the original harmony between our thoughts and the universe helps us find where we truly belong. It can be a bumpy ride, but thought-provoking bus journeys, absent walks into wide open landscapes, making time for reflection and letting curiosity roam unleashed, helped shape our own evolution – from ideas scribbled in ink, to the Ojo Rojo experience that we are so proud of today. Not all those who wander are lost.
It’s good to have a destination to travel towards, but in a place called ‘La Iguana’ in an influential Central American village, we realised that in the end, it is the journey that matters.
Who we are is made up of the sum of our parts. Encouraging all who come into contact with our culture to contribute ideas and unleash their passions, we learn from each other. We are not simply here to exist, wherever you go, go with all your heart.Do it with passion; do it without regrets; do it with warmth and soul; or simply don’t do it at all. Just like the feeling after finishing a book that you couldn’t put down, we want you to be part of our story.
Crowded Street Stands
Every person can grow through experience, with an honest and courageous
mentality, character is built. It makes us who we are, and influences the story we have to tell. Ojo Rojo has been nurtured through collective ideas, learnings and travel – The towns filled with bustling bars, live music, fearlessly creative restaurants and crowded street stands serving ‘antojitos‘ which means simply ‘little cravings’.
In particular, our inspiration was summoned while relaxing in a friendly, colonial style bar whose name translates as ‘The Frog’. From this warmth, freshness and comfort, we have crafted our own blaze of passion, which brings the deep-rooted culture, enhanced by our individual flair. When you feel inspired, remarkable things can happen.
Our existence is too short for lacklustre food and conventional mind-sets; whatever brings you joy in this life, grasp with both hands and don’t let go. You could be spending your days kayaking and laying in hammocks, contemplating the future, but sometimes you don’t have to go far to find happiness. Take every opportunity to nourish your body, refresh your mind, breathe deeply and get lost in the moment.
At Ojo Rojo, enjoy an abundance of taste and flavors from Mexico and share in our passion for food that will fire up the soul. You’ll feel at home with us, so why not have that extra measure of mezcal with friends, after all happiness is greater when shared.
Exploration Is The
Essence Of Ojo Rojo
It’s not just about what we are, but also what we are not. We believe that exploration is the essence of the human spirit and at the heart of Ojo Rojo. Leave your past mind-set and connotations at the door and open your mind to something fresh and different. Our revolution of the well-known taco will bring a new perspective and interpretation. So savour the moment, imagine the opportunities and awaken your senses to the originality.
Time Enjoyed Wasted
Is Not Wasted TIme
There will be times in our lives where we feel so delightfully removed from the trials and tribulations of the every day, that we feel fully alive. You could be roaming the warm sands with a cold beer, deep in conversation with a stranger, or you could be submerged in the deep depths of the ocean, freeing your thoughts with the creatures of the deep.
Remind yourself that there is time to take on your own, time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Ojo Rojo can be that place for escape, to let your subconscious mind take you away from routine and baggage. All walks of life are welcome in these walls.
These magnificent giants of the sea, roaming the warm and tropical waters of the world, with power and integrity is a representation of the spiritual desires and human initiatives that we hold close to our heart at Ojo Rojo. The experience should bring you back to life, strengthen your soul and refresh your body and mind.
We strive to recreate the tranquility and calmness of being alone with your thoughts, and the confidence to embrace and express your individuality. You cannot discover new oceans, unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.