You’ll want it to be Tequila Tuesday every day with new Mexican restaurant Peyotito!
Located on pretty Kensington Park Road, when the weather is playing ball the doors are flung open for ultimate holiday vibes. When it’s not, just order another Margarita – we loved the house take on the classic, which comes complete with a spicy Tajin rimmed glass, blanco tequila, Cointreau, agave syrup, lime juice and Mezcal in a mini vial.
It’s a pretty cool setup with exposed brick, a concrete bar & neon lighting telling us that ‘tequila is to wake the living, Mezcal is to wake the dead’ – something we were keen to test out.
As is the norm, plates are designed to share and we’d recommend about 3 each. Start with a fresh bowl of guac, with stacks of proper corn chips for dipping.
Super friendly staff talked us through the menu, pointing us in the direction of their favourite dishes, of which there were many. Skipping the salads, we settled on the crudo section, opting for Laminado de Hamachi (raw yellowtail). A generous portion of carefully sliced fish is dotted with fiery green chillies and truffle. It’s a punchy one so finish up the Blanco first (delicate slivers of scallops in a creamy coconut broth, served in shell).
A portion of three crispy tuna tostadas left us fighting over the last one, but luckily the grilled fish tacos eased the pain a little. You must try a mole dish while you’re here – the slow-cooked short rib fell apart under our fork.
With the weather so gorgeous, we didn’t want the night to end so shared a deconstructed mascarpone cheesecake with vanilla ice-cream and sweet berries. With edible flowers and cactus fig compote, you’ll be dreaming of it all week.
The menu is naturally largely gluten and dairy free which is always handy to have up your sleeve & there is a gorgeous private dining space in the basement. Who’s birthday is it next??
Let’s be honest – London isn’t known for its Mexican food. But that’s slowly starting to change thanks to restaurants such as Peyotito.