Harts Group has closed its Pastorcito site at Mercato Metropolitano, in Elephant and Castle, in order to to focus on its existing restaurants.

The group opened the second Pastorcito in August this year – a month after the first opened at Arcade Food Theatre, which it continues to operate the Mexican street food concept.

A statement from the company said: “We have decided to take the Pastor family forward by concentrating our resources into developing our existing restaurants El Pastor, Tortilleria EP, Casa and Plaza Pastor, and exploring other opportunities more akin to these.”

Pastorcito is a spin-off of the group’s El Pastor Mexican restaurant concept, which operates two eponymous sites near London Bridge, and Casa Pastor and Plaza Pastor in Coal Drop’s Yard.