SquareMeal Review of
Restaurateur Arjun Waney knows how to take a theme and run with it in high-end style. At Peyote, he’s stopped short of fine dining, though with a wall of lockers reserved for personal bottles of fine Tequila, there’s no pretence at street-shack taqueria status. Its culinary interpretations of Mexico City’s finest are neat and (for some) underpowered, but Peyote’s punters expect the rough edges to be all smoothed off, and the tostadas to be gluten-free. Salads and raw dishes are simple but nicely titivated, from the grilled nopales cactus salad with tomatoes, avocado and habanero salsa to the ceviches of rightly fresh seafood – perhaps lobster with orange or yellowtail with ginger. For more punch and heft, rib-eye steak comes with blackened aubergine salsa, and the quesadillas are as cheesy as they should be. There are no prizes for guessing what’s in the cocktails.