We all know that I love a good brunch, and when it’s something I’ve not tried before I love it even more!
After a lovely morning stroll around Portobello Road Market, we headed to Peyotito just a few mins walk away. The restaurant is at 31 Kensington Park Road which is literally a road away from the market. We had worked up our appetites and couldn’t wait to try a Mexican style brunch! The restaurant opened its door just a little over a year ago and is curated by Executive Chef, Eduardo Garcia, the well-known chef from Maximo Bistrot, which is one of Latin America’s top 50 restaurants, that’s situated in Mexico City.
On arrival, we picked drinks as we perused the menu as there were a fair few different options and we’d never tried any of it before! I had a Pina Manzana smoothie made up of mango, pineapple, apple, banana and chia seeds. I sat and watch the bar staff chop the fruit so I knew it would be really fresh and it tasted so good! Mike just had a coffee as it was still technically breakfast time!
For the food, Mike went full blogger and had the Tostada do Brioche con Aguacate, yes that’s avocado on toast with salsa tatemada and a poached egg on top. He said the brioche bread was a really nice addition compared to having normal toast as the sweetness really complimented the salsa and avocado.
I went for the Tostado de Atun which is yellowfin tuna with salsa macha, guacamole all served on a homemade tostada. My homemade tostada was purple so I well entertained by that. It also tasted really good so that’s a plus!
It was at this point that I learnt that Mike had never tried a Ceviche before! According to Wiki Ceviche is ‘typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with ají or chili peppers. Additional seasonings, such as chopped onions, salt, and cilantro, may also be added’ for those of you that don’t know!
So we ordered the Blanco which is scallop, fresh coconut, cucumber, plum tomato and serrano chile. He was blown away and was super glad we ordered one to try. I loved the contrast of the chilli and the scallops as that wasn’t something I had tried before. So many new flavours!
The service was really good, all staff were really attentive and polite, all of the food was so fresh and tasty and the decor was really cute! We sat at the back of the restaurant under the big windows as the sun was shining outside, it also made for better photos! We loved the indoor ivy and quirky odd coloured plates.
We thoroughly enjoyed our mid-morning food stop so we’d highly recommend giving it a go if you’re in the area. Rumour has it the dinners and cocktails are worth trying too so that’s a good reason for us to go back! See you there!