Monday 4th July 2016 sees Peyotito – the new sophisticated, modern Mexican restaurant – launch as a local stalwart on Kensington Park Road in the heart of Notting Hill, London.
This hidden gem brings guests into a sleek hideaway welcomed by a neon sign quoting ‘tequila is to wake the living, Mezcal is to wake the dead’, setting the playful but contemporary atmosphere shown throughout. Sit up at the moulded concrete bar for light bites or book a table at the back of the restaurant amongst the exposed brick and retractable skylights (weather dependent) for a vibrant and fresh experience. For late night diners, the lights are dimmed and the DJ decks bring the “Peyotito party” to life, ensuring guests enjoy themselves through dinner, into cocktails and well into the night. For those wishing to celebrate in a more intimate environment a private dining room is available to seat up to twelve people.
A far cry from the typical Mexican ‘Tex-Mex’ cuisine, Peyotito offers a contemporary and refined Mexican menu, set in a light, intimate and casual surroundings. 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 Market visitors alike.
Perfectly tailored and curated by Executive Chef, Eduardo Garcia, 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. Understanding the local area and the health conscious lifestyle of today, the menu offers fresh and predominantly gluten and dairy free fare, highlights include: 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 night before’s.