She wrapped up a residency at The Dorchester Rooftop last year but we’ll be seeing a lot of more of Adriana Cavita as she’s opening her own restaurant in Marylebone Village later this year. Cavita will encapsulate cooking methods from all over Mexico, with Adriana drawing on both her roots in Mexico City and the time she spent travelling around the country. The 70-seater restaurant has an open fire kitchen at its core and its interior hopes to capture the honest and unvarnished appeal of Mexican restaurants, with wooden and tile elements, exposed bricks and a warm earthy colour palette, not to mention an abundance of cactus plants.

If all this sounds up your street, wait until you hear what’s on the menu. There’s yellowtail aguachile rojo with watermelon, mezcal & grasshopper seasoning; birria taco with guajillo adobo sauce & veal bone consomme; teletas with roast potato, salsa tatemada & housemade queso fresco; Baja fish taco with tempura hake & smoked cabbage escabeche; tlayuda (aka Oaxacan pizza) with chargrilled pumpkin, Oaxaca beans, nacha sauce, cheddar & duck fat; wood grilled chicken with green mole, coal roasted vegetables & green herbs; and barbecued octopus with guajillo & pasilla adobo, avocado & pickled vegetables.

Not content will bringing us all of that, the space will also be home to Mayahuel, a dedicated mezcal bar with its own entrance on Wigmore Street. Here you’ll be able to sip on Cavita Margarita and Black Mayan cocktails and snack on tuna tostadas and esquites. This is Adriana’s first solo project and having cooked Mexican food since she was a child admiring her grandmother’s antojitos, you can pretty much guarantee wholesome and authentic cooking.

Opens Fri 6th May 2022
56 Wigmore St, London, W1U 2RZ