This Spring, Mexican chef Adriana Cavita (whose CV reads like a highlight real of the World's 50 Best Restaurants list) is opening her first solo project in London, and we don't need a crystal ball to know that it's gonna be awesome. She's naming it after herself (YES GIRL) and it's gonna encompass food traditions from all over Mexico, from the capital, where she was born, across to Oaxaca and the Yucatan.
You'll find this earthy-toned 70-cover restaurant in Marylebone Village, with an open fire kitchen in the core, reclaimed wooden tables for couples and communal dining at the chef's table. Adriana learnt her skills from her grandma who bossed selling Antojitos from a roadside stall in Ixtapaluca, so expect the dishes to reflect those wholesome street food vibes, like baja fish tacos and ‘Pastor’ presa ibérica. It all sounds epic to us, but the thing that's got our hearts racing is the hidden dedicated mezcal bar she's opening in the basement.
Mayahuel is gonna have its own entrance on Wigmore Street as well as access through the restaurant. Food is still gonna be on the menu down here (think juicy Tuna Tostadas and awesome Esquites) but it's the variety of sipping mezcals that is gonna draw us in like moths to a smokin' flame. Of course, if you prefer your spirits shaken up in a cocktail, we have a hunch the signature Cavita Margarita is gonna turn heads with its triple agave hit of tequila blanco & reposado and mezcal; and the Black Mayan made with Eminente 7 yrs rum, espresso coffee, Ojo de Dios coffee mezcal, Demerara sugar and chocolate is gonna create quite the buzz.
Cavita and Mayahuel will be opening in May 2022