Mestizo Restaurant and Tequila Bar

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 13 reviews )

103 Hampstead Rd, North West London, England, NW1 3EL

Serves meat, vegan options available. Limited vegan choices on the main menu, so ask for the separate vegan menu. Open Mon-Thu 12:00pm-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 12:00pm-11:30pm, Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Beer/Wine, Mexican, Non-veg

13 Reviews

First Review by beenie

Cannot recommend - Edit

Very disappointing experience on a Thursday lunchtime. Decided to risk it as 90% of the reviews were so positive, but our experience was that of the other 10%. The food was completely flavourless - it was nothing more than overcooked (tasted like boiled) vegetables in green mush. That was the house speciality costing about £30 for two. The pickled jalapenos were the only thing that made it palatable. Oh and we had ordered the red sauce but they brought the green. We asked for lots & lots of lemon to go with the mineral water and they brought one slice of lime each. Whist we were waiting for our table we requested a look at the vegan menu and were quite rudely asked whether we had a table. After that the rudeness disappeared and the staff were friendly - but we would not have left a tip had the service charge not already been added to the bill. We did not say anything at the time because we only had a few hours to spend together and we didn't want it to be taken up with complaints. Sorry but I can not recommend this place.

Pros: Food presented in volcanic stone bowl, Handy location

Cons: Overpriced food, Flavourless, Badly cooked

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Friendly casual restaurant with separate vegan menu - Edit

I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant - I was looking for something near Euston that would be good for me and my two non-veg friends. The vegan menu is very extensive. I had some vegetable empanadas to start, which were gorgeous, and the soya tacos. Everything tasted very fresh. My friends were happy with their options too. Nice crowd pleaser, and not too expensive either!

Pros: Good sized portions, Great vegan menu with lots of options, Reasonable prices

Cons: None

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Lovely place that looks after vegans - Edit

Great authentic Mexican with regional specialties. They have a separate vegan menu and lots of stuff on the main menu can be veganised. Great Margheritas!

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good mexican foods and drinks - Edit

Really nice atmosfer. A good place to good with your none vegan and family. Ask for the vegan menu and you enjoy this place alot :)

Pros: Lots of vegan options in the vegan menu

Cons: Mildly pricey

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Good range of choices for vegans - Edit

Nice restaurant with a separate menu for vegans which seemed to carry most of the options from the main menu but veganised.

Pros: Seemed like a lot of choice for vegans

Cons: Expensive

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Excellent - Edit

Mestizo was simply excellent. Very good quality Mexican fare that makes the likes of Wahaca seem like Macdonalds by comparison. The separate vegan menu had plenty of options to choose from. The entrada and main I chose was delicious. The restaurant itself is vibrant bordering on noisy. Will definitely be going back again.

Pros: Vegan menu, Excellent quality food, Good service

Cons: Fairly noisy

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So good I went back the same week! - Edit

Went to Mestizo for a birthday party on the Saturday, returned on the Wednesday for more.
Great to see a separate vegan menu and the staff were willing to remove cheese or other non-vegan ingredients from other dishes on the normal menu. Very helpful staff and very attentive.

First time around I had the enchiladas de papa with rojas sauce. Delicious! A little spicy for me but the black beans and the rice really helped me with that!
Second time around I had the guacamole then the vegetables slow cooked in a banana leaf. DELICIOUS. We also had a cactus (!) salad on the side which they made vegan for me. Cactus is amazing tasting!

Very happy to be able to get hibiscus tea in London as well. All round a great experience and delicious food.

Pros: Delicious, Awesome staff, Authentic

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Disappointing. - Edit

I was initially wary after spotting at least one dish on the 'vegan' menu that had sour cream listed as an ingredient. I ordered a mixed vegetable taco, and received a few large chunks of boiled vegtables on a tired soft corn taco, with a warm thin spicy tomato sauce on the side. I'm no great cook, but I would be embarrassed to serve this at home. To top it off, the staff added an extra item to our 3 item bill. Oh well.

Pros: Nice venue

Cons: Expensive, Staff speak limited English, Disappointing food

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Viva Mexico - Edit

Visited on 12th November 2012. I had been looking forward to visiting Mestizo since finding out about the separate vegan menu. As it's a bit over my normal budget I had been waiting for a good excuse to go. My partners sister being in town gave me that excuse so we went with another friend last Monday night. Although the vegan menu is smallish it is very authentic and I've been missing decent Mexican food since I visited there earlier this year. I really wasn't disappointed, I had the Enchiladas De Papa with tomatillo sauce, it was great. The huge drinks menu impressed me, it was great to have a Negra Modello with the meal and a fine tequila afterwards. The staff were friendly and I can only guess that the last reviewer went on a super 'off' night or is really fussy? If you like Mexican food this is a great choice, especially if you are with non-vegan friends. My only criticism is that its a bit on the pricey side.

Pros: Seperate vegan menu!!, Authentic, Great drinks menu

Cons: Quite expensive

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also for vegans - Edit

The restaurant has a vegan menu with a lot of vegan dishes.

Pros: vegan menu, beautiful location

Cons: serves meat , service rarely speaks english

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Delicious vegan menu! - Edit

Their vegan menu is now on their website. We went last night & had some amazing margaritas and shared their Molcajete Mestizo dish which was delicious. We went for the Chipolte sauce with corn tortillas. We'll definitely be back!

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Vegan menu available - Edit

Mestizo is a Mexican restaurant and bar, a short walk away from Euston, Euston Square, Warren Street and Mornington Crescent stations. It is a non-vegetarian restaurant which offers a fully vegan menu. The vegan menu is not advertised (I can't find any mention of it on their website) but the waiting staff are happy to oblige.

Wide variety of starters (£4-7), soups and salads (£5-8), and main courses such as enchiladas (£9-13). Sorbet available for dessert (£3.50). Most of the vegan items seem to be the vegetarian items from the full menu minus cheese/soured cream, but it's still nice to be thought of.

I particularly enjoyed the taco nopales (tortillas topped with pickled cactus leaf). My non-vegetarian girlfriend had a fully vegan dinner and enjoyed everything she ate, which is a good sign!

The drinks menu is extensive with lots of cocktails.

Pros: lots of vegan items, good food, extensive drinks menu

Cons: serves meat, may need to reserve

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vegan menu ! - Edit

We discovered Mestizo when my brother fancied a Mexican restaurant for his birthday. Bit of a funny location as there's not much around it but the restaurant itself is pretty nice. I wasn't overwhelmed by the two veg options on the menu but when I asked if they could make anything vegan they whipped out a vegan menu ! With three or four starters and as many mains there was enough to choose from. Unfortunately they only do burritos at lunch but the enchiladas I got were really good and everyone else was happy too. The service was friendly and attentive so all in all I recommend this if you've got some carnivores in tow ! It ain't cheap but not ridiculously expensive either. Oh and they've got a large margarita menu too...

Pros: freindly staff, good food, large drinks menu

Cons: odd location, serves meat

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