The New Mexican, Notting Hill

For whatever reason, great Mexican places are few and far between on this side of the pond.

I can’t imagine why, London seems to be fit to burst with new restaurants opening by the hour. But Mexican, potentially the king of international cuisines, seems to have been left out in the cold.

Well, I have wonderful, wonderful news!

There’s a new Mexican in town and it is going to knock your socks off.

Welcome to Peyotito.


Grab a cocktail, maybe a bowl of guacmooooolé.


Perfectly balanced, not too creamy, not too chunky. Seasoned like a dream.

Having adventured through Tulum with Silver May earlier in the year, I had to take her along to sample the goods.


She gave it two thumbs up, as did I.

Partially swayed by the cocktails!


The menu is short and sweet.

Salads, ceviches, molés, and tacos.

They all have one thing in common. A perfect balance of flavours.

I really don’t say this lightly, but every dish is truly exceptional.



Pulpo a la mexicana – octopus, salsa mexicana, homemade clamato.


Tostada de atun – Mexican yellow fin tuna, salsa macha, guacamole, homemade tostadas.


Laminado de hamachi – huitlacoche truffle, serrano chile, ginger vinaigrette.


Ceviche Blanco – scallops, fresh coconut, plum tomato, serrano chile.

As delicious as it is beautiful.


Light, fragrant, stunning.


Ensalada verde – shaved fennel & apple, goat cheese.

I don’t like fennel, still delicious.


Tacos de pescado – seasonal grilled fish, avacado puree, salsa verde.

Tacos de barbacoa – 24 hour braised lamb, salsa tatemada.



Pescado al adobo – sea bream, homemade adobo, lime.


Flan de vanilla.

And… wait for it…


Cinnamon dusted, hot, fat, fluffy, curros.

In a bowl of molten spiced chocolate.


Peyotito is just what London needed and just the place you need to bump to the top of your list.

Booking essential, especially on weekends.

This is West London’s newest hotspot and if you can get in, you’ll never want to leave.

Full deets on the website, tell a friend and let me know how you get on.

¡Buen provecho!

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  • Alittlemoretime

    Sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it- thanks for the plug.
    I’ve recently set up a blog. Thanks for your tips on which camera to use. Looking at the Sony one currently. Just wondering what you use to edit your photos and if you have any photography tips? A post on that would be great because I’m feeling a bit stranded as to how to progress at the moment!!


    • mycitymylondon

      Getting the pictures right is the hardest part. I struggle with that. I brought myself a canon G7X which actually in poor lighting doesnt do justice for my photos.

      a proper DSLR is the only way to get decent shots. I would edit using adobe photoshop

      • Alittlemoretime

        Great advice, thank you! Any specific cameras you would recommend?

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Oooooh we went to an amazing Mexican restaurant in the US when we were on our Honeymoon, I still DREAM of their cocktails and guacamole…..thanks for sharing Rosie, we’ll be visiting!!


  • Churros are one of my favourite things, after seeing them on Bake Off last night, and now on your post this morning I feel like it’s the Universe telling me I need more of them in my life
    *runs off to find Churros

  • oh i didn’t know Mexican cuisine could be so tempting and delicious! Thanks for sharing. They look amazing.

  • Oh wow . . . Is it lunch time yet? I am hungry already, can I take off for lunch now? 🙂

    The place looks precious and the food looks deliciously devine. I cannot imagine It’s hard to find an good authentic cuisine restaurant in Londres especially Mexican cuisines. But you did it, once again you truly are the bijoux of Londres! 🙂

    Merci for sharing & now I seriously gotta go find some tacos for lunch!

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  • LC

    Hi Rosie,

    Will you be fixing your search feature soon? Right now it is only showing the results that fit on one page (or is it 2016 results?), not the full results.

    Also, I’m missing a way to view your restaurant recommendations in London in one place!

    Otherwise the site looks great 🙂



    • Maya

      I agree! Really loving the new website but majorly missing a place to see all your London blogs in one place.
      This restaurant looks beautiful, thanks for another great looking recommendation! xx

  • thunderlegz

    Yum! Curious how you eat the Ceviche Blanco in the sea shell? Is that to slurp or with a spoon? Just so’s I know now before I go and embarrass myself…

  • Sara

    I never tried Mexican Food but that looks like a pretty good place to go! The photos are fantastic and the food looks yummy! xx <3

  • This looks amazing! There definitely aren’t many good Mexican places around (especially up north!) but Peyotito looks fab x

  • Jeanne

    I so enjoyed this post and I laughed out loud…living here in New Mexico, all we have are Mexican restaurants(!)…All Good and All Authentic. Your Spot looks lovely. A Fine Find!

  • michelle

    This place looks amazing!! i travel to london often for work, so i’ll need to add this one to the list!

  • The food looks so good!!! Great post 🙂

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  • Ioanna Ioannou

    perfect!where is your top from??share some details pleaseee!!!

    Thanking you in advance 🙂

  • I don’t think I could ever survive without Mexican food! Here in New York, we have so many good restaurants to choose from! This place does look very good though!

  • The curros look delicious!!

  • This looks delicious! I absolutely love Mexican food & I’m lucky, in Sydney, we’re spoiled for choice – but this looks like a top spot in London! Thank you for sharing! Muchas gracias!

  • Lovely. The cocktails and curros look incredible.

  • those plates are AMAZING 🙂

  • Looks like a great spot! The spicy cocktail is definitely something I’d love to try!


    Tamara –

  • It actually looks quite light for Mexican which I usually associate with tons of cream and cheese! I love ceviche though.

  • I’d happily dive into those scallops, one of my favourite seafoods, with a cocktail or two. Perhaps it’s the light in the photos, but the restaurant looks like it has a great atmosphere.

  • FINALLY a Mexican i could get on board with – food looks fresh and tasty, deffoes gonna give it a go 🙂 Thanks! Love AP xo

    Andrea’s Passions

  • mycitymylondon

    You are right! the one I tried last was in Queensway, not impressed at all. The food you ordered doesn’t sound very Mexican but still looks delicious!

    A must try! that ceviche:)

  • All the yums!

  • I really wish I liked sea food! 🙁



  • Can’t wait to try this!

  • Joules

    Its always baffled me that Europe doesn’t have many Mexican restaurants. Glad to see you have a good one in London now!

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