Playfully modern Mexican food at Notting Hill’s Peyotito

This hidden gem on Kensington Park Road in the heart of Notting Hill offers sophisticated, modern Mexican food in a sleek hideaway topped by a neon sign quoting ‘tequila is to wake the living, Mezcal is to wake the dead’, which sets the playful but contemporary atmosphere shown throughout.

A far cry from typical Mexican ‘Tex-Mex’ cuisine, Peyotito offers a contemporary and refined Mexican menu. Playing with Mexican classics, Peyotito is open for lunch and dinner throughout the week with the added option of brunch at the weekends, making it an ideal location for locals and Portobello Road visitors alike.

Perfectly tailored and curated by Eduardo Garcia, Culinary Development Chef for Peyote Group and the acclaimed chef of Maximo Bistrot, Peyotito’s menu boasts elegant dishes based on a sharing concept around main themes including: Ensaladas, Crudos, Ceviche, Moles and Maza. The kitchen is overseen by Adrian Cavita, Executive and Sous Chef for Peyote Group, who continues to reinvent Mexican dishes, offer seasonal changes and perfect an ever-changing, superfood-packed gluten-free menu, perfect for the epicurean local and international diners of today.​


Understanding the local area and the health conscious lifestyle of today, the menu offers fresh and predominantly gluten and dairy free fare, with highlights including: Pulpo a la Mexicana (shaved octopus, salsa Mexicana, lime and house made calamato), Taco de barbacoa (braised English lamb served with salsa de chile guajilio) and Tostada de Atun (yellowfin tuna, salsa macha and guacamole puree). For those with a wicked side, make sure to try the classic Latin dish of Churro con chocolate for a mid-morning or late night
indulgence or palate cleanser, accompanied by a unique flavoured fresh sorbet.

Alongside the menu sits a complementary cocktail list, bringing Mexican spirit to those dining or simply drinking at the bar. Must-haves include the eponymous Peyotito that breathes fire into the classic Margarita cocktail with a spicy Tajin salt rim, Blanco tequila, Cointreau, Agave syrup, lime juice and a vial of Mezcal to be added at your discretion . Weekend visitors and late night lovers may opt for the new hair-of-the-dog favourite The Velvet, a refreshing pick me up with Blanco tequila, fresh avocado, apple juice, lime and
Agave soothing away even the worst mornings-after-the-nights-before.

Peyotito, 31 Kensington Park Road, London W11; 020 7043 1400;

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