The newest member of the Q Mex
family – arguably Beijing's most popular Mexican outlets – doesn't reinvent the wheel, but follows the tried-and-tested approach of giving something for everyone, with fajitas, burritos, burgers, pizzas and more. The menu is largely the same as the Sanlitun mothership
, featuring the same schedule of daily deals, and hitting the same mark, too.
This new Shuangjing setting also offers a generally calmer experience with a smaller crowd to fight for tables with – there's also a lot to be said for sitting in a spanking new venue, too, pleasantly appointed with decor flourishes such as street art, brought indoors. A pool table towards the back of the venue also offers a sporting outlet, and a fresher surface than the Sanlitun branch's well-worn trusty steed.
The arrival of the Space 3 mall that houses this new spot has certainly provided a boost to Shuangjing's F&B scene, bringing with it new branches of established names such as Moka Bros and this Q Mex. The area has long had an expat presence and a number of Western restaurants, but we may be seeing the start of something more substantial here down south. Whatever happens, Q Mex is no doubt doing its part in building a better Shuangjing.