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56-60 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1PU

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Mexico star chef Adriana Cavita opened her first permanent London venture in April 2022: a 70-cover site with an open fire kitchen, communal dining (hosted by Adriana herself) and a chef’s table (plus a basement mezcaleria with its own street entrance). The cuisine is Mexican (obvs).

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£85
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Confidently spiced, really excellent Mexican dishes” washed down with “brilliant cocktails” have won high acclaim from aficionados of Latino cuisine for Adriana Cavita’s lively Fitzrovia yearling, which – according to the FT’s Tim Hayward – “redefines the city’s Mexican food scene”. Not all our reporters are quite as sure though, a typical report being: “pretty good, but it needed something more to give it the wow factor”. It doesn’t help that the menu can strike first-timers as “incomprehensible”; and on some occasions staff can be “inarticulate” in explaining it.

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£97
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Originally slated for late 2019 (and following a pop-up at the Dorchester’s glam rooftop), Adriana Cavita’s May 2022 debut was worth waiting for by all accounts, although it arrived too late for our annual diners’ poll. Occupying two dining spaces (one with views of the open kitchen), it is decked out in earthy tones and with a mass of hanging plants; while the menu incorporates a ‘raw’ seafood selection and street-food dishes, but with larger sharing plates as the main event. According to an early review by The Evening Standard’s Jimi Famurewa it’s “a scintillating, fully-formed reminder of exactly how it should be done” delivering a “knockout combination of abuela-level domestic generosity and top-tier chef’s technique” that’s “absolutely stormingly good”.

Summary

Mexican-born star chef Adriana Cavita completes her pop-up at the Dorchester Rooftop to open her first permanent London venture in November 2021: a 70-cover site with an open-fire kitchen, communal dining (hosted by Adriana herself) and a chef’s table (plus a basement mezcaleria with its own street entrance). The cuisine is Mexican (obvs).

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £55.00  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£15.80 £17.50 £12.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £42.00
Filter Coffee £5.50
Extras  
Bread £5.00
Service 13.00%

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Cavita Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Cavita Restaurant in W1U, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Cavita restaurant.
Kieran C
Finally a proper Mexican place in London. ...
Reviewed 28 days ago

"Finally a proper Mexican place in London. Fantastic cooking, not over-fussed or over imagined. Just great Mexican food."

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56-60 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1PU
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday11:30 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday11:30 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday11:30 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday11:30 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm

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