Lola A. Åkerström profiles Público, a trendy South American-inspired restaurant in Stockholm.
The Swedish love for Mexican and South American-inspired food is celebrated every Friday when many families have their own ”Taco night” at home. Over the last few years, Stockholm has seen a steady rise in fusion kitchens of all price ranges.
From taco trucks that run around town and Mexican fast food restaurants where you pick your fillings and toppings to upscale dining experiences, and one such upscale fine dining experience is Público which is one of Stockholm’s premier South American-fusion restaurants.
Once home to the popular F12 restaurant run by Chefs Melker Andersson and Danyel Couet, Público is its contemporary reincarnation which fuses world cuisine such as Mexican food and the Peruvian kitchen to create its own signature tastes, in a dark wood and gold trim interior.
It serves up classic Mexican cuisine with a modern twist such as tacos made with Wagyu flank steak and braised duck. Its taco and ceviche spread allow you to mix various dishes to sample.
From salmon and scallop cerviche to its Arepa Trufa soft tacos of pig cheek with green apple, truffle and chipotle, and its spicy Atún Braseado which is spicy tuna with guacamola and lime on a crispy tortilla, it serves a generous array using fresh ingredients like duck, crab, lamb, and an extensive vegetarian selection as well.
There’s an 18-meter long bar which serves various cocktails including alcohol-free mixes, pisco sour, and fresh ceviche. On Wednesdays, its SalSoul Live session bring in various salsa and Latin soul performing artists.
As midnight nears, Público turns into a hip nightclub with a dance floor and table service throughout the night.