The English translation of this Hampstead Road spot is 'mixed'. But with its resolute focus on authentic Mexican cuisine as it's eaten in the homeland, perhaps the name comes from the equal billing given to the bar - it comes with a vast array of tequila and a party vibe.
Dishes on the food menu range from burritos, tacos and enchiladas to pozole rojo, mole verde, filete arriero and the house special, molcajete Mestizo - a sharing dish of beef or chicken (or both) served in a volcanic stone bowl with cheese, chorizo, grilled spring onions, coriander, avocado, chipotle chili and tortillas.
The cocktail list benefits from all that tequila, with tequila sours, various margaritas, a tequila sunrise and a tejito all on offer. Mexican beers also feature.
Mestizo is the concept of a group of Mexicans to bring to London a restaurant-bar offering a fine and authentic Mexican cuisine. The name Mestizo suggests 'mezcla' or 'fusion', a term that was utilised principally to designate the descendants of indigenous Mexicans with Spaniards.
Our mission at Mestizo is to bring to London the best that Mexican food has to offer.
Mestizo was borne from a work of love in 2004. When we first opened our doors we knew the huge responsibility that we had in bringing the very best of Mexican cuisine to Londoners. We believe our gastronomy has so much to offer: it's vibrant, it's diverse, colourful and simply delicious. In the last decade, we've been working hard to be the best ambassadors of our gastronomy as we can, and today we are proud to celebrate it with all of you.