( Our Story )
From a road trip in California, to a popup shack at events, to more travel and research to finally opening our doors, the idea of Lobo Rojo was a concept in the making since 2016.
After an eye-opening road trip to California where they saw the potential in authentic Mexican street food and how well it suited coastal culture, the owners (head chef John Good & award winning barman Robbie Beveridge) decided to put everything they had in to one simple goal: bring authentic Mexican street food to their coastal hometown.
They left their jobs and started a humble taco shack that catered for popups and events, using the platform to trial recipes and flavours on the local public. They quickly developed a cult following of regular locals and, flatteringly, American expats and the search for a venue began.
Finally, on July 25th 2019, the doors of Lobo Rojo opened in the iconic Irvin’s Building on the North Shields Fish Quay. It’s our offering of authentic Mexican street food in relaxed and beautifully decorated atmosphere. From tacos to margaritas & and bespoke cocktails, burritos to specials inspired by Mexican classics and fusions, we aim to bring authentic Mexican flavours (freshly prepared daily) to our coastal hometown.