A masterful fusion of Mexican flavours and Japanese techniques, this is the Notting Hill neighbourhood haunt to salivate over.
Deftly intertwine two culinary powerhouses and house them in a prime location with a cosy neighbourhood feel, and what do you get? Notting Hill’s blazing new success Los Mochis, situated a stone throw from the west London station, and fronting some of the most deliciously innovative fusion eats to come out of the area in a long time.
In a dreamy Pan-Pacific pairing which marries the best of elevated casual and fine dining, think vibrant elevated Mexican street food fused with cutting-edge Japanese techniques. The décor – which has an instant melt-into-your-surroundings vibe – sees rustic Mexican art and design merged with refined and elegant Japanese touches, such as warm timbers, cognac leathers and low-lit ambient lighting. Don’t miss the outdoor terrace, which the restaurant’s full length bi-fold windows open gloriously out onto – perfect for al fresco eating and bevs for when the sun decides to finally peep out.
And yes, Brenda Carlisle was right, heaven is a place on earth, well – certainly at Los Mochis – as the restaurant reps a staggering 22-strong taco menu. Highlights include Trailer Park Chicken with fusion flavours of jalapeno-soy and habanero-gochujang, to Miso Black Cod and Yakiniku Steak (here the traditionally humble streetfood is elevated to soaring gourmet levels). Elsewhere on the menu, there’s also fresh ceviches, rich tostadas, tiraditos and quesadillas.
And to wet your whistle – because, summer, obviously – small batch artisanal agaves, making their way into a vast selection of insane hand-crafted cocktails, with faves including the Late-Night Martini (Ocho Blanco, lychees, jalapenos), the smoky Mezcal Haze Paloma (Mezcal, grapefruit, sparkling water), as well as a spread of delicious sakes. Eat and drink to your heart’s content.