Mestizo Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar

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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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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience in Mestizo in the buffet on Sunday! I tried so many mexican restaurants in London and I think that's the best (went with my husband and Mexican family) also the £20 for this amount of food it's unbelievable! The owner Marysol will make you feel really comfortable and welcome to her restaurant!

LR
London
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Authentic Mexican food and atmosphere! Recommended :)

P
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Margaritas! Excellent service. I love this place :)

VC
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent authentic Mexican food. Only place I've seen you can get authentic and delicious tamales, enchiladas, flautas and regional dishes. Highly recommended!

DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with great service and an extensive menu. My only quibble is that the tables are rather too close together for my liking. Very tasty food with prompt service which is ideal when you need to get a train or are heading onto other events.

RC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food had no taste i was disappointed. The waiter did not write our order down and missed 2 items. The overall taste did not compliment the price.. expensive! If the food actually tasted good i wouldn't have minded paying that much. Overall, it was the standard of food that was gross.

ES
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks, service a bit slow but overall great restaurant!!

H
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very good Mexican restaurant, wide choice of tasty food and massive tequila choice. Drinks are a bit pricey, and service is mixed - had to ask more than once to get some drinks served. But overall would definitely recommend.

PS
London
33 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Very, very noisy. Staff do not speak English very well at all, and with the noise this makes it hard to order.

FM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Have never been treated so badly in a restaurant in my life. There was a misunderstanding about table times which was handled very badly by the restaurant. We were shouted at, sworn at and demanded to leave by a vile member of staff. We asked to speak to a manager. At first he refused and then decided he was the manager and would not take our complaint. My bank card was snatched out of my hand to pay the bill. He personally insulted me and told us to ‘have a bad night’ on the way out. The way we were treated was completely unnecessary and upsetting for me and my family. The worst customer service I have ever experienced. Do not recommend.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food resembles the taste of food from the country of origin.

LF
London
40 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like it here. I have been a few times now.

It is the kind of place that you can order wrong or order amazingly! I luckily ordered amazingly and the mole sauce is fantastic. I do love the margaritas here too. Great service and it really isn't too expensive!

DA
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a Mexican myself, I can guarantee this is a truly authentic taste. I really recommend the taco tray to try the different fillings especially the mole, huitlacoche, and cochinita pibil. The ambience and decoration are also very reminiscent of home. I highly recommend trying Mestizo.

FL
Leipzig
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service was rude and unprofessional! Third an maybe last Time.

JN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

On arrival we were told that because of Mexican Day of the Dead festival the vegan menu was not available. I specifically chose the restaurant based on the vegan menu on their website as my wife is vegan and it was her birthday. We had come a long way (from Reading) to dine at Mestizo so i was disappointed the vegan menu was not available. I made a note when booking to explain that one of the party was vegan so it would have been nice to have been told that the vegan menu was not available and I would have re-arranged the booking for another day. However, the waitress explained that some of the meals could be done as a vegan dish and my wife loved the food.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really great experience...my friend is a vegan and they were able to change things on the menu and were very helpful in explaining the menu...The food was great and taste and felt like real mexican food and cocktails. I will be going back very soon

t
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambience, all very happy! A full house, the day before Día de los Muertos, marigold-crowned calaveras on display.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Unbelievably rude and overpriced. Waitstaff were kind but manager and possibly the owner were patronising and condescending. In what was purportedly an effort not to waste food, they brought the 3 of us a portion for 1 person, charging £54 — or 1,300.00+ Mexican pesos — and claimed that food is never wasted in Mexico. Well, this geographer and Latin Americanist is very supportive of genuinely green efforts and cultural authenticity but not some kind of scam bs with a lot of unnecessary tension and shouting. Just no. No. Basta. And bye.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

a
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We arrived a few minutes late only to find that they did not have a table ready for us and after a few minutes waiting asked us to wait at the bar for a while remarking that we were late...(they wouldn't have had the table ready for us anyhow). People sitting at the table that was obviously designated for us were still eating when they were asked to pay!! after waiting for approx 10 min we got another table which was available when we walked in. Very strange. Good service apart from the waitress that just took my empty glass without asking if I wanted another drink...(which I did). Good food but nothing remarkable.

S
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and drinks were very, very good! Definitely would recommend the vegan taco box (we got an extra side of refried beans and guac) and the skinny raspberry margarita. That said, we had a reservation at 7:15p, showed up at 7p, but weren’t seated until 7:25p and that was only after we asked about the status of our table again. They also forced us to wait at the crowded bar (there weren’t even enough seats for the two of us to sit) instead of at the much more open entrance.

PN
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic food, welcoming and unhurried service.

A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, very authentic and flavoursome. The staff were brilliant. Will definitely be coming back.

MK
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good quality of food, friendly and polite staff! Thank you for the service.

B
London
52 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very busy for a Sunday night but service was still good. Food excellent as always. Prices reasonable for the quality and considering that it's central London.

VG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I've been to Mestizo before many times and the food has always been fantastic. Unfortunately, this time the service was horrible. We had 5 different waiters who clearly did not communicate well since we had to reorder food multiple times which also led to long waiting times between courses and even until we got some more tortillas (my dish was cold by the time I got more tortillas. Moreover, it was very cold next to the door. Really a shame because I have recommended Mestizo so far.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch is amazing

TC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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 on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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

JP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

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 on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious mole enchiladas and cocktails and delish soft corn tortillas.

OT
Hungary
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican in UK

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B
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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 October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Mexican food in London.

RM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

AE
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Mexican food. Excellent venue for a family night out

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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 October 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.