Mexican chef Adriana Cavita to launch her first solo venture

The chef Adriana Cavita will open her first solo project in the UK this November, a traditional Mexican restaurant named Cavita in the heart of Marylebone Village.

The team said Cavita will “encompass food traditions from all over Mexico, from the capital, where Adriana was born, across to Oaxaca and the Yucatan.”

The 70-cover restaurant has an open fire kitchen at its core, with intimate tables and communal dining, while downstairs guests will find a hidden mezcaleria named Mayahuel. The bar will have a dedicated entrance to serve as a cocktail and mezcal bar in its own right. 

In the restaurant, ‘street food’ features heavily, with a range of tacos including baja fish, ‘pastor’ presa Ibérica, and cochinita pibil. There will also be tetelas – triangular shapes corn masa filled with blue corn and roasted pink fir potato and Calabacitas – with smoked fresh corn, courgette, tomato, morita sauce.

Larger plates are based around a selection of moles, with chargrilled corn-fed chicken, fresh herby verde mole with tomatillo and roasted poblano and pumpkin seeds; carne a las brasas, which is a dry aged bone-in ribeye alongside an amarillito mole of Guajillo chilli and spices from Oaxaca; and Puerto Nuevo lobster, where a crispy fried half lobster is served in ajillo sauce with garlic and mixed chillies, with avocado, tomato salsa, and black beans. 

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