Mestizo

Price guide: Mid-range

103 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 3EL

Price guide: Mid-range

Mestizo frontage

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#109 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:3.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.8
3.8
Ambience:
3.5
3.5
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
3
3.0
Value for money:
3.5
3.5
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Stag / hen parties, Nightlife

Expert review of Mestizo

Every time I drive past this place it’s full of people having a good time.

Mestizo attracts a lot of London’s visitors because it lies close to the hotels of the Euston Road, but it’s also one of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in the city and an equally popular destination among local office workers and Latin American expats.

Food and drink: 

I love huitlacoche (sweet, mushroomy tasting black corn fungus) and this is one of the few Mexican restaurants in London that serve it. Also unusually, there’s a choice of three different mole dishes, and pozole cooked Guerrero-style, which you can have with chicken, pork or a mixture of the two. Don’t fret if all you want is straightforward tacos or enchiladas – they serve them too. The choice of tequilas is encyclopedic.

Ambience: 

Smart and contemporary, but not dauntingly so. As the evening wears on it takes on a nightclub vibe thanks to the colourful bar.

Service: 

Cheerful and knowledgeable.

Location: 

It’s a bright spot in a dreary area.

Price advice: 

Mains start under a tenner for the vegetarian options but stretch right up to £24 for beef fillet with chicken enchilada and all the fixings. Tacos are £4.80-£8.60.

Other useful branches: 

The same team own a great little burrito bar on Charlotte Place called El Burrito – see website for details.

More information on Mestizo:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
Mexican
Address:
103 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 3EL
Telephone:
020 7387 4064
Website:
http://london.mestizomx.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-4pm, 5pm-10pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Mestizo? Would you recommended it?