SquareMeal Review of
A vibrant newcomer to Abbeville Road’s buoyant restaurant portfolio, Comensal has its compass firmly pointed at Mexico. The small front terrace leads to a bar and winding dining area. In warmer months, a folding facade allows the terrace to extend into the interior, where seating is at high long benches or cosier tables. Fresh white walls are enlivened by splashes of bright colours that aim to transport you to sunnier climes. Not to be missed in the bar is the signature Comensal cocktail (Tequila, agave syrup, lime, mint and chilli): a Mojito/Margarita cross with a kick. Food highlights include smoky, nutty guacamole and tacos ‘favoritos’ filled with salty prawns and avocado wedges. Aside from an overpriced helping of enchiladas de mole, every dish bursts with colour and authenticity. Moist, mealy corn-cakes are made and delivered daily by a Mexican lady from Streatham. Long may Comensal continue: it’s the real deal.