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.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 3 course set menu including Margarita £25

3 course set menu including Margarita £25

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 17:15-22:00
Mon-Sat 12:00-16:00 17:00-22:30

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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon 12:00PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Thu 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 6:00PM

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TC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic choice. Party had a vegetarian, a vegan and a meat-eater. We were all very happy with the quality and quantity of the food as well as the service. The prices are also very reasonable. Would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be returning in the future.

r
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Best margaritas we’ve ever had anywhere. Delicious guacamole. Main courses we chose were okay, we would choose differently next time. Great atmosphere without being too noisy. Much better than all the TexMex chains. Was sad they had no Chiles for chile rellenos or watermelon for watermelon margarita, but I suppose that shows they use seasonal produce.

M
London
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Was a lively place with fab Mexican fare and a lively bar but very slow on service.

JP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

We had high hopes for this bar, as it always looks busy. We ordered the nachos and guacamole to start followed by a chocolate and chicken enchiladas. The best thing was the black beans drowned in cheese. The chocolate enchiladas, was odd just did not taste like anything, not sweet or savory it just didnt work at all. Brave effort but I would not be ordering it ever, from anywhere. The chicken was ok, lacked flavor. We also bought the pitcher's of the watermelon margarita, but it lacked tequila, we got three pitches and these are £47 a pop we did not feel like we had a drink, so that was rather disappointing. Over all the place was ok, but I wouldn't be recommending this to a friend.

JS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious mole enchiladas and cocktails and delish soft corn tortillas.

OT
Hungary
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Mexican in UK

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B
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

My friend and I ate here for lunch. Had the deal fixed menu with the margarita for £25. Food was fine - neither fantastic nor terrible. Staff helpful and friendly. Lunchtime no real atmosphere but pleasant. Close to Euston which was good for us.

AL
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved everything of you; the food, the staff. I had an appointment at the 12 bufete and had to get there at 2 and you were so great that We were able to get a nice table upstairs

JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best Mexican food in London.

RM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food here is very good. My only criticism is that the portion sizes are too small.

AE
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great Mexican food. Excellent venue for a family night out

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

We were asked to leave our table when we were still enjoying drinks and that they would make space at the bar. There was no room at the bar and we were jostled by waiters squeezing past us. We asked for our bill several times and it didn’t come. We had to walk to the door then finally it appeared. There were errors on the bill which took two members of staff to rectify. Nice meal up to this point. Clearly understaffed

ED
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Complimentary tortilla chips were stale.
Main courses were luke warm when served.
Chicken breast was over cooked and tough.
My friends veggie burrito was bland in the extreme.
The Margaritas, however, were superb.

JG
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Favourite mexican restaurant. Expensive but definitely worth it.

b
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and the most legit Mexican food I’ve had in London!

JD
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great authentic Mexican food,amazing cocktails and shop with Mexican ingredients right next door. Will be coming back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant as always! Thank you for my birthday dinner Mestizo!!

AK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, plenty of vegetarian options and well explained. Attentive staff who didn’t laugh at my attempts at Spanish! Highly recommend rajas con crema!

d
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mestizo has fast become my favourite Mexican restaurant...their signature dishes are amazing and the chicken with mole sauce is fantastic. Great tequila & margarita selection (cadillac is my favourite). Highly recommended!

JA
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Mexican in London, full stop. J

E
London
185 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A good place to come for lunch. The bowl of guacamole could be a bit bigger. Nice to have the chips and dips beforehand

S
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really authentic Mexican food well priced and great selection, conveniently located in walking distance of Euston train station

BT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Have walked past this place for many years and finally made the jump to go in. Quite busy early in the evening - a good sign.

Started with a frozen margarita - can't flaw it! And complimentary tortilla chips and dip.

Slight hiccough with the wine order, but the sorted it out once explained. Quite a good wine selection.

The food was good. Presentation is always a bit difficult with Mexican food! Portion sizes good. Flavours good. Dessert selection okay too!

R
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is really good, very high quality and authentic. It was a nice surprise that they had live mariachi!
Toilets were clean but for some reason there was no toilet seat.

EQ
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Mexican food, specially the black mole 👌🏽

l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Mestizo is always a pleasant experience as the food is delicious and the margaritas really original.
Nonetheless, it is really pricey for what it is and although we got there on time, we had to wait for 15-20 min to get seated. Moreover, our waitress was rude and not really willing to help.. she got annoyed that we sat at the table before she cleaned it because we couldn’t be standing but we said it was fine for us to have the table cleaned while we were seated. Even if we were not bothered, she was really annoyed and she didn’t bring us any tortilla chips (as she did with everyone else) and we had to ask twice ?!

I wish they could improve their attitude :)

G
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Had to queue for half an hour for the table

LF
London
39 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I haven't been here for 7 years and it is still the same. Really good authentic Mexican food. Great service and I loved the frozen margaritas!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great place when missing authentic style Mexican food, folks were nice and service was great. A bit too pricy.

SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleased with this example of Mexican cuisine. Food was great, joint was lively, waiters were friendly and welcoming. We came here on a busy Friday night yet no one seemed stressed and everything was executed smoothly. I can recommend this place for an excellent quality meal and experience.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We came during a festival week with a special menu. We were expecting a good visit- friend over from Spain and wanted delicious Mexican so followed the successful reviews and chose Mestizo. The food just wasn’t very tasty at all- the sauce was bland and neither of us finished our meals. Maybe the regular menu would have been more to our taste.

GS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

It was Mexican Independence week and so very busy and only specials menu.
We chose this restaurant because of wide variety of menu especially vegan options, so we're disappointed when told only had a specials menu. Vegetarian options on specials was quite limited.
Noise levels were also very high which made it diff to hear the server explaining the menu options

RF
Mexico City
13 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Real Mexican restaurant. Imported ingredients and original recipes are critical for enjoy a good meal. Personal attention from the Mexican business owner and her family. Tequila and mezcal available at affordable prices.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good service: We had a reservation but on arrival since the table was not ready, we were taken to the bar and they offered us a complimentary drink while we waited. Not that many restaurants have that care with customers these days and I was pleasantly impressed by that. 5 starts. In addition the food was very good with very well served portions sizes both for mains and starters. Overall very impressed and will definitely return.

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I adore the food here, it really is very tasty! The staff were quite good but needed prompting to take our food orders as they were very busy. As there are so many people eating it is quite noisy and the music was a touch too loud for my tastes, however the food more than makes up for it. I wouldnt come here for a romantic date but a meal out with friends its a perfect choice. I have been twice now and will absolutely go again!

HV
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous food, so many options for vegans and for gluten free. Potent cocktails, but very tasty! Went for a birthday, and all of us would like to go again!

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We have eaten in Mestizo several times in the past and as expected the food did not disappoint, proper and authentic Mexican food even though the heat is a bit tone down compared what you get in Mexico! It was our 10th year wedding anniversary and we had just come from a great trip to Yucatan and the Mayan Riviera so we saw fitting to have Mexican for our anniversary celebratory lunch. We had queso frito and tamales as starters and enchiladas Cancun and Pollo Ticul as mains. Everything was good but the Pollo Ticul came only with two taco size tortillas with I though it was a bit mean. When I asked for a couple more tortillas I was told I would have to be charged a tortillas portion which I thought a bit outrageous. I have eaten in several Mexicans in Spain, USA and Mexico and was never charged for extra tortillas... Dessert was an as expected very good Pastel tres leches and not so good bunuelo. I was surprised that being only 3 people (including a 7 year old child) they charged us service charge which is a first for me in this restaurant and again I found a bit mean. On the other hand, they did bring us at the end of the meal a couple of small margaritas for our anniversary which was a very nice detail. A mixed experience but to be fair, if you are looking for proper Mexican food in London which is not simply burritos, tacos or Tex-mex fare, you should definitely give it a try.

FD
London
27 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Went here with a friend visiting on recommendation of another friend. The service was friendly and occasionally a bit odd between different staff. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful in making recommendations.

We went for the taco platter which seem to be popular having seen similar on other tables. Food and drinks were good. Would like to see more tortilla served with platter though as we had to ask for more on a couple of occasions.

O
London
25 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good: great atmosphere, interesting and extensive menu, friendly and efficient service, food generally very good and decent portions.
Not so good: salsa was insipid, tables a bit packed in, poor beer choice - only 3 bland blond tasteless bottled beer available, no dark beer at all. Come on, get some Dos Equis Amber, Negra Modelo or Bohemia on the list.

DS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely venue and food, it does get noisy as the evening builds in true mexican style so a wonderful lively atmosphere to be enjoyed!!!

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