Mestizo Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar

4.5
2751 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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vipeplau
London
330 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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vipDAVIDP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Compared to earlier visits the food was bland and mostly cold. Would not go back for the food but the margaritas are great.

Service was also very good

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here a few times and the food is always excellent. It's always a good atmosphere and the staff are really good - always happy to suggest things as well for people who don't know everything on the menu. The enchiladas and flautas were brilliant!

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Alicia
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Poor vegan and vegetarian options. Also overpriced for the vegan options available.

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AutumnA
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mexican in London is hard to get right and they do! Plus they make the best spicy margarita and I couldn’t even feel my lips soooo spicy and yummy.

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Neetu
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Disappointing. We went as a group of 4. Our starters and drinks were nice but the 2 out of 4 mains were inedible- the lamb mole was tough and difficult to cut or chew and the chicken medalion was also overcooked and barely edible.

We were really looking forward to this meal and sadly the experience was poor- the restaurant was so busy that we couldnt get hold of the host to tell them so decided to leave the lamb as-is and eat whatever was possible of the chicken. Finally when i did share the feedback and had to tell them that we cannot pay for the lamb which was completeky untouched! the host apologised and said the kitchen was very busy and chaotic and didn’t charge us for thw lamb! Sadly, thats the least we expected for something we couldnt even eat- overall I am very disappointed as this was my first eat out in the last 6 months and really sad to have such a poor experience. Hope they take this feedback and avoid overbooking themselves to manage the quality for everyone.

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Brandon
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Mole fest, found the food really authentic, a rare find. Service was very good, and charismatic. Will definitely be coming again

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Jmg12
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Brunch menu, the meat for the tacos was tiny! Literally! Quesadillas really cold. We wait 1 hour in between plates.

I would no come back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! And a great response on buffet Sunday too deal with the covid restricting - very effective system in place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Great food and drinks but wooooorst service ever!

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Shabbash
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We have been coming to this restaurant for the Mole Festival for several years now. Food as usual was good and authentic, although they were quite mean with the tortillas. 3 small tortillas for two mole mains? Seriously? I know you can ask for more but last year we did and we were charged for them...This is a cheap staple and should be a bit more generous with it. Other than that a good meal. The Tres Leches as usual really good. I found a bit annoying that we were charged 4.20 for each of the Pan de Muerto we bought in the restaurant for take away even though next door in the shop they were selling them at 3.50 or 3 for 10 pounds. We should have been warned.
Also, I was surprised the restaurant looked at full capacity. Just as every time we have been in the past despite the pandemia. Not much social distancing ongoing. Remember that 1+ meter is the rule when you can have other measures such us masks (which you do not use while eating) otherwise is 2 meters. This has been kept in other restaurants we have been in London and elsewhere but not here. Just be aware if this is an issue for you.

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NW3local
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I did email the restaurant afterwards to complain about this but received no reply. We were excited about taking our kids out to a restaurant with some atmosphere for halloween/ day of the dead and loved the way the restaurant was decorated. We were moved to a table in the basement, and then shocked when a band started up right next to us, with a guy doing a day of the dead dance and another guy chanting. I appreciate it's great to celebrate traditions but there was no Covid safeguarding. We were given no choice and had to sit right next to it. And in a basement as well! We also had the mole tasting menu which we were looking forward to but found a few pots of different meats very overpriced for £36 for 2. Sorry but it was poor.

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NGBda
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience and the service was great - attentive but not intrusive. Cocktails were delicious too.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been craving Mexican food ever since we moved to the UK. Mestizo is an authentic Mexican restaurant and the food and atmosphere are incredible. Highly suggest mole and the Molcajete Mestizo. Staff is so friendly. The Mexican market next door is also fantastic.

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reviewer
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, delicious food. Accidentally brought us too much booze but took it back no problem! I really like this place.

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LisaK
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Mexican food in the UK. Everything was delicious. We’ve already made a booking to return.

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Chiara
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No disappointed, taste truly authentic mexican, great variety and delicious! All confirmed by my bf who lived in Mexico for several years :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legit Mexican food in London! Stop by the market next door and take home some groceries and frozen pre-made meals.

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vipChloe
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere. Margaritas are so good!

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AllisonS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Authentic, colourful, quality, and enjoyable eating experience. Extensive variety of delicious vegan menu options, but must be very careful if following a strict vegan diet because often meat and dairy products are mistakenly served in the dishes or included with the condiments.

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ValeriaM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, great food, great drinks and super nice staff!

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vipFoodiewithKids
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for money. Staff were polite & helpful throughout. We arrived for an early dinner with our children & by the time we left it was very busy. Great menu & a lot of options for vegetarians. It would be nice if they introduced a children’s menu.

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Trabow
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent little piece of Mexico in North London! Great food, setting, Excellent drinks! Super staff! Loved it! Cant wait to visit again soon!!

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DanielaCM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, amazing food, good atmosphere, diverse menu

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Aphrodite
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to the buffet brunch on Sunday which I would highly recommend.

The service, food and ambience is amazing and really gives you a taste of Mexico.

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PaolaV
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think the way they adapted the buffet to be covid safe is great! And the food was amazing as usual

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MarielaM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, Juan Carlos was really warm and welcoming.

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vianneyc
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat traditional mexican food. I really enjoy celebrating my birthday at Mestizo.

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MandyR
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing evening I had. The service was phenomenal and the food and margaritas were exceptional. The only drawback was the 10pm closing time.. Thank you Boris!!!

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SebastianS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very nice and the staff were very attentive! Great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Very nice having an authentic Mexican restaurant in the heart of London. Plus, the store was amazing! I was able to buy lots of little things I never thought I’d be able to find in London!

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Friendly, helpful service and good recommendations from staff. Excellent choice of drinks.

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AmyH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Being from California, I struggle to find good Mexican food in London. Excellent tacos, can't wait to go back!

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ErAG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Proper Mexican Food, everything is Mexican, the ambience, music, drinks. Sundays they have a buffet, which allows you to try more things.

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Momo
London
54 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We went for Sunday brunch. Food was nice - not personally my fav cuisine but it was good to try different Mexican dishes. However service felt very unorganised. We had our taco order mixed up (several items missing), weren’t offered margaritas as part of the brunch menu until we asked, then almost got charged separately for them (despite social media posts indicating it was included). None of the staff seemed well-versed in how the brunch menu worked (all had contradictory advice). So not a very pleasant or relaxing brunch, though it was fun trying the different foods.

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Carlo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nice place, I was hoping for some more authentic Mexican food, however still pretty good

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ShreyaS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely time and the best mexican food in the city! Lovely vibe to the place and helpful staff.
I just wish we were given a table in the main dining area rather than took downstairs as we had booked a place 2weeks in advance and were on time.

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Louis
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went out here for a Saturday evening with a friend and she loved it! The food was wonderful and each dish was delicious. The atmosphere was good, lively but not overbearing or distracting.

I would definitely visit here again to try the rest of their dishes. Perfect for a night out with mates or a date.

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Sammy
London
1 review