Mestizo Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar

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Mestizo, Mexican Restaurant opened in March 2005 and was the first to bring authentic Mexican cuisine back to London. It is a stylish, elegant restaurant serving traditional cuisine. With Mexican owners, chefs and staff, we are perhaps London’s most authentic Mexican restaurant. Our elegant bar, displaying over 260+ tequila & mezcal. It is the largest Tequila bar in the UK. Our Mexican Sunday Buffet Brunch is our chef's special day. All buffet style with a large selection of traditional Mexican dishes each Sunday. Our separate ‘DOWNSTAIRS’ at Mestizo lounge bar, provides a different atmosphere and can be used for cocktail parties, product launches, dining and corporate or private occasions. For all groups over 8 people we ask for a cc number to confirm. For CHristmas bookings we require a deposit of £5.00 per person before the reservation is confirmed. Our Mexican Thursday (Jueves Mexicano) is a popular weekly gathering of the younger Mexicans in London. From 7pm with a £5.00 cover.

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RM
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mestizo is always a great place to go to. Fantastic drinks, delicious appetizers and the best mole I have ever had, including in Mexico.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m from Texas and this was the most authentic Mexican food I have had anywhere in London. The Chile Relleno was so close to Tex-Mex and the tamales and mole were so authentically Mexican. The tres leches was divine. I would definitely go again. The outside is unassuming but the service makes up for it. The market attached next door also has Tajin ans Tortillas to take home.

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NB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Mestizo for my Dad's Birthday Lunch recently and the service is one of the best I have had in London. Having been in Mexico and growing up in New York, I know what authentic Mexican food is supposed to taste like and Mestizo nails it. The food was delicious, the drinks were good and again the service was as if you are at a 5 star restaurant in Mayfair. They made my Dad feel really special and I will be going there again and again now that I have found a good Mexican restaurant in London. The Mexican market next door is a must go to also, they have good variety of Mexican ingredients both for cooking and textiles.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Exactly one year ago we went to Mestizo for lunch and were very impressed, nay delighted, to find somewhere in the UK with the real taste of Mexico.(I am Mexican).
This time it seems that if you order off the main menu, almost everything was not quite right. Sopa de Tortilla tasted right but was luke-warm, the tamales were as good as any in Mexico, but the tacos al pastor were, as we would say at home, gato por liebre. They took forever to appear, and when they did they were thick slices of meat with insipid chunks of what we assume was pineapple. We looked around at other diners and it would appear Mestizo has succumbed to a vision of “Mexican Food” only found outside Mexico i.e. burritos (rarely found in Mexico anywhere south of the US border). Please either get a trompo (spit) or take Tacos al Pastor off the menu. Es una lastima porque tendremos que seguir buscando ese rincon Mexicano en UK que tanto añoramos.

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MH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reall Mexican food and Mexican ingredients in all their menu... I’m a fan and always be back as soon as I can.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, service was second to none, really recommend this place

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LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and margaritas. Excellent service but noisy and bit lacking in atmosphere...

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H
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm from California and this is the best Mexican food in London. Always a popular place, its Sunday brunch is delicious too.

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n
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Besides the tacos everything else was very delicious, it is quite packed so better to book a table and not to be in a rush cause some things take quite some time to happen. Nice experience overall. I highly recommend the mole.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. The food was authentic and delicious.

The staff were so nice and helpful. We advised that we wanted an authentic Mexican experience and they were very both enthusiastic and insightful. We took our time with our meal and drinks and never once felt rushed or disregarded, they really were fantastic.

We had the guacamole and queso frito (Mexican style mozzarella sticks) with green salsa were both great.

The star of the show was the Molcajete Mestizo - which was out of this world. We also were adventurous enough to go for the Mole salsa, which has quite a unique taste. We found this to be absolutely delicious and were told it was authentic, but it's not for everyone.

The drinks selection was also a highlight with some phenomenal cocktails and an extensive Margherita and tequila list.

Not sure how this has evaded me as it's been around for 15years!

I'll definitely be going back for more authentic flavors, as this is the best Mexican I've had in London.

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TL
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An extensive vegan menu and a pleasant atmosphere made for a very enjoyable meal here.

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday there with a group of friends. The warmth of the personal was outstanding and the food resembles what you can find in Mexico. There was a mariachi which was unexpected, which brought the place to live and contaged the guest with joy.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best mexican restaurant in london I have ever eaten! Lovely cocktails and particularly the various types of award winning margaritas! Fantastic food - I could not fault anything about this place. The service was excellent and authentic. Go there you will not regret it.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great food, staff were very friendly!

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AB
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous restaurant. The food is marvellous, the staff very helpful and friendly and it is one of the best places to go in London for a memorable night out. The margaritas and tequilas are outstanding and the whole experience is one to be savoured.

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C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was perfect (Carlos), the food was excellent, and the value was excellent. It was everything you would want when you go out to dinner. I will definitely be back.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service at mestizo. One of our favourite places in London. Great ambience. Will be coming back soon!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just lovely easy place and my Mexican girlfriend approves !

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NU
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, great staff and outstanding food!

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AF
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

This is a lively, noisy and friendly place serving excellent Mexican food. We’d booked for 7.30 and the website is very clear about how long you have the table for. But we weren’t seated until 8 which almost spoiled our evening as I had a train to catch. Staff were apologetic and gave us small mango margarita shots (very nice) but I think bookings need attention. Not a place to go if you are in a hurry but food is well worth a try

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING food! What a spread. This is the closest thing I have found to real Mexican food. The portions are generous, it’s great value and I cannot fault them at all! Will definitely be back!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the taco tray and it was lovely.
Nice to choose your own quantity of the 16 different fillings.
For starters very smooth fresh guacemole, yummie.
Go there and enjoy authentic Mexican food (so we think because there were a lot of Spanish/Mexican speaking people).

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

best Mexican brunch in town. Abit pricey but it worth it.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, very good value. Generous portion sizes, 2 of us had the Nacho starter to share and neither of us could finish the mains. The cocktails we had were lovely too, can't state enough how good the food was. Would recommend Mestizo to anyone and will definitely return if we're in the area again.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The nachos were just covered in cheese,
That no Nachos were available to eat, just soggy and hard cold cheese as they arrived cold, the 2nd gentleman who served us was also rude.

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GY
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Great food and great service . Will be going back for sure

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GB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a Friday night meal with friends. Service was awesome, joking with the group and offering up tips for the menu. The Margarita jugs were great and the food was excellent

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous menu with food to match. Very busy so quite noisy with a good atmosphere but not the place to go for a quiet meal. Thought one unisex loo in the restaurant was a little lacking and often a queue given the size of the restaurant.

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CB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm Californian and take my Mexican food very seriously. I believe that Mestizo is the most authentic Mexican restaurant in all of London. It is proper Mexican food, not this microwaved hyped up wanna be taco bell stuff that other people serve. I eat here as often as possible as it just tastes like home.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent brunch!
Authentic and complete
We definitely come back.
The store next to the restaurant is amazing also.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I had the mixed tapas veg starter. The food was beige looking and tasting. Really poor.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm an American expat who loves Mexican food, and this is easily the best Mexican restaurant I've found in London. Very authentic and delicious food in a nice space. The tamales, flautas, empanadas, tacos and enchiladas are outstanding, but you should also try some of the other plates. I've had the Pollo Ticul, Chiles Rellanos and Pollo Sinaloense, and all are first-rate. Very good service as well. Highly recommended!

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent as always but our vegan friends had only a few options.

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NK
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Mexican food. A lot of variety. The food is really tasty!!

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like always very nice food . The service is great and we will come again !

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O
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual the best mexican food in london.
I like mariachi music but not when they r playing it next to my ear. Food wise... 10 out of 10

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PP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing! 100% Mexican flavors and people super friendly.

The only thing I could recomend is to play just mexican music 😉

I will go again for sure

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it!! We enjoyed the tamales so much we bought some frozen from their shop. Excellent food, interesting cocktails, and really nice staff. We'll be back!

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GG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, generous portions and very reasonably priced. Only downside is the location which is not the best on a rather busy main road.
Will definitely return in the future

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X
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Such good value for really stonking Mexican dishes...

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