Mestizo Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar

4.6
2922 reviews
£26 to £40
Mexican
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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NikkiM
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great Margaritas and amazing food. The service was also top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I suggest visiting the place from Monday to Saturday. Food quality and variety for Sunday’s brunch is limited and could improve.

MD
MarcoD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous tacos and starters. We will definitely return again.

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Annie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointing. My husband and I went here for my birthday meal at 3:30 on a Saturday. We got a sitter and traveled 50 mins each way bcs I have been craving Mexican for forever (I’m American and 30 weeks pregnant) I informed it was my bday when I booked. This was the most celebrating we were doing so I was very excited. Unfortunately got to witness the hoopla for another table but mine never came.
I asked 2 different servers for Salsa and tortillas at the beginning and after apps but never received. My husband ordered a side of chorizo with the apps. When we were ordering our mains we asked where it was (along with the salsa and tortillas) but were told it was never put in and we actually couldn’t get it by itself without ordering as a taco dish-fine but would have been nice if the first server had informed us of that 30mins prior.

The flautas were delicious but they sale those next door in the market with all the trimming so I’d buy and make at home if I lived closer as they are frozen. Tamales, tostada, jaladas, mole verde, pastel leches were all just okay but pretty bland. The we’re out of the chile rellenos “because they are so delicious “ our server says! Thanks. You’d think they would have plenty for a Saturday.
The churros were delicious. The Pastel de queso is described as a baked cream cheese and coconut cheese cake but literally is a scoop of cream cheese with coconut flakes- definitely not baked! Ugh
I could see going here if you live close by but not worth the hype.

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AlexandraT
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. Could not fault in any way; we ordered so much food and sat through it all! Happy full bellies ❤️
I recommend EVERYTHING

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RussellB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic food, good atmosphere. Recommended

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Matfoodie
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good. The service terrible. I had to go to the bar to order my drinks. I had to ask twice to get the menu. They served the wrong dish so had to wait further while what I ordered was ready. Drinks are good.

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SuzanS
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, had a great time. Not too sure about the drinks. but overall i loved it.

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RachelA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food in a nice restaurant. Portion size was OK.

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LatinA
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I've been a regular customer so it's sad to see a drop in the food quality, and a very poor service. The staff were slow, clueless, and never came back when we asked for something. We were also suddenly asked to pay the bill and leave as they were busy, and obviously overbooked.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant excellent food and atmosphere

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michaelas
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was lovely - so happy to have genuine Mexican food in London. The shop next door is also great. The service could be better: we weren’t left waiting and food came very quickly but the servers were not the friendliest. Not a huge complaint tho so still 4* for service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great authentic food, good value for money. The only negative was that the servers were rushing us to get in our orders.

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JustinB
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place a few weeks ago and brought friends back this time. Those friends are now looking at being their other friends in future. Tells you all you need to know. Check out their supermarket next door too.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with excellent, authentic food. The service was great, including personalised drink recommendations from the head barman, Alvin. It wasn't the first time we've been there and it won't be the last.

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Chelsea
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended the restaurant by a friend whose wife is Mexican and it’s safe to say that the food is really good and worth every penny.

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vipstevenm
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Mexican. More than just the obvious “taco bar”. Great choices, great food, great service. Highly recommend.

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Melissa
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I shared a molcajete (chicken, with chorizo, cheese and nopales in a citrous-y sauce served in a hot stone pot) and it was delicious. For dessert we had churros... to my surprise they didn't come with chocolate but caramel and custard... they were divine!
My margarita on the rocks was fantastic.
I enjoyed the place as the music was a pleasant variety of modern and traditional Mexican tunes.
The staff were well very helpful (I had to ask about degrees of spiciness and cocktails with no ice).
I will definitely be back.
Muchas gracias!

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HECTORM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Friendly service, good Mexican options for eating delicious, prices are convinient according to the quality in drinking and food.

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DiegoH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend if you want to experience a Mexican night!!!

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Rawan
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the food is delicious, the drinks are amazing. I love the ambiance. I couldn't recommend this restaurant anymore

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GeorginaS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food choices and the margarita menu is amazing! Waiters were really friendly and on the ball.

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SamC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant. The food is incredible and authentic.
The Jalapeño margarita blew our heads off!

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Potta
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We arrived about 20 mins early so we were told we could sit down early downstairs but the downstairs area did not have the same ambience so we had a drink by the bar whilst waiting. When we were seated we ordered from the gluten free menu and the food arrived very quickly. It was cold but the plate was hot, which only means one thing - microwaved! Generally the service was friendly but real shame the food has gone downhill. Used to be good.

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JyotiM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing happy hour cocktails and really friendly staff! The food was so authentic and great atmosphere! Would definitely recommend. Can't wait to visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Enjoyed our meal here, but service could be improved.

Restaurant was empty bar 1 other table when we arrived, but was full when we left ... noisy so not the place for a quiet meal (not an issue for us)

Menu is only accessible via QR code which was a bit of a pain as you have to keep jumping between sections for drinks / food / desserts / tequila.

Had to ask to call a waiter over to place a drinks order and again for food.

We skipped starters & our mains arrived quickly ... my wife enjoyed her Pollo Sinaloense very much indeed but my Pollo Ticul is best avoided - totally bland with a watery sauce swimming on the plate &

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I thoroughly enjoyed this place and will be returning. Menu was extensive with many dishes I'd never seen on a Mexican menu before and want to try. Having only an online menu with so many choices made navigating it on an iPhone a bit painful. Service was very good and I liked that the staff were authentically Mexican. I look forward to returning to try more of the menu

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Sanii
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazingggg, the staff were so friendly and kind - we didn’t really know what to order because the menu has so much so we asked for help, my friend and I ordered a few dishes and shared them between ourselves here is a list of what we ordered;

Tinga 10 - this was basically shredded chicken in a sauce and cheese separately in another plate which we placed in soft flour tacos which was delicious!

Quesidullas mixed 8.80 - this was really good as this basically meant we were able to taste different flavours and experience different flavours in the Mexican cuisine.

Enchiladas de mole - okay so they weren’t crispy so at first we were like hmmm but once we took a bite these were amazing, the black beans, rice and enchiladas (it had a zingy taste which was so nice) this was probably my favourite dish out of everything!

Flan casero 3.60 - I’ve seen this a lot and have always wanted to try it and it was really good I loved it! Caramel and creamy!

Pastel de queso y coco - this was basically a coconut cheesecake based dessert and it was so light and tasty - I usually ordered chocolate based desserts but we ordered so many different types - none were chocolate but I was so satisfied - maybe even more than I usually am with my chocolate ones! Definitely need to try this!

Pastel 3 leches - this was a really nice and creamy cake - felt really light and nice I really enjoyed it.

Acapulco 3.80 - fresh mango, strawberry, orange juice was nice.

Mojito - fresh and nice

So we definitely will be back - and if I’m honest after trying out a restaurant I wouldn’t usually go back but this is a place I’m excited to go back to and try more dishes!🤤

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Laura
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing, honestly the best Mexican I’ve had in London. The staff is also really knowledgeable and helps you pick the food if you’re not very familiar with Mexican cuisine. I’ve already booked my next dinner there!

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Domerspe
London
18 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back at Mestizo! The food, drinks and service were still top notch. Lovely ambiance even with the small tweaks they’ve made. Great Cadillac margaritas and the molcajete was just as we remembered!

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Anton
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

A lot to choose from in the menu even for vegans, however, the quality was lacking a little bit because of the quantity. With the great mood and friendly service, it's more suitable for a night out with great drinks.

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CarlosM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the environment. As Mexicans, it was like being back at home. Thanks for this wonderful experience!

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Sunny
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mestizo is always awesome, and authentic ! Food is so tasty and fresh, the portions are a great size and the service is on point. Deffo one of my fave restaurants (it's actually what made me start liking Mexican food). Dimitri is a great waiter too. Oh and the margaritas are YUM!

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with kind and attentive staff. Already looking forward to coming back!

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ThomasA
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Had high hopes, was disappointing and Bland service was not great.

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IIro
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great happy atmosphere. Delicious margaritas and food.

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GeorgeH
Isles of Scilly
2 reviews