**Closed in Summer 2012
Oye! Coyoacán has come to Kreuzberg. Maria Peligro imports a Mexico City aesthetic along with a gamut of “old-school Mexican” cuisine. Sister spot to lo-fi taquería Maria Bonita, Maria Peligro has table service, a bar focusing on agave-based cocktails and an emphasis on doing it like at home.
The colors of the spare environs evoke Mexico’s favorite modernist architect Luis Barragán while the erstwhile experimental menu boasts tasty traditional fare such as Sik il pa’k (a Mayan dip made out of pumpkin seeds, roasted garlic and habañero chiles), tamal (a corn-based starchy dough wrapped and steamed in banana leaf) which is notoriously hard to find outside the republic but at Peligro is creamy, delicious, and without doubt auténtico while the deceptively intricate barbacoa tacos simply melt in your mouth.
This eatery avoids the stereotyped illusion of a country that might include over-sized burritos and sombreros, instead reflecting Mexico as it is: a land of frolicking cumbia, ranchero music, lucha libre wrestlers, shrines to narcotraficantes and serious, serious tequila. Shots, Coronas and Margaritas can be sampled for peso-reminiscent prices during happy hour everyday between 18:00-19:00.