The ownership of Peyote in Mayfair and Peyotito in Notting Hill have kicked things up a notch with their third high-end resto, opting to make a splash on the white isle of Ibiza. Situated in the stunning Nobu Hotel along the white sandy stretches of Talamanca Bay, Peyotito cooks up an exhilarating experience for culture vultures and glitterati alike. Spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea play well with the hotel’s forward-thinking design. Eduardo Garcia and Adriana Cavita of the Peyote Group have created another successful menu encompassing unique Mexican dishes with a blend of ingredients and spices guaranteed to take the palate on a journey south of the border.
We were instantly won over by the backdrop of the sparkling sea and its attendant tranquillity. As the sun touched down over the western horizon and the full moon gracefully slid into the Mediterranean sky, candles were to create an even more intimate ambience. We knocked back a signature Peyotito margarita made with tequila blanco, lime, Cointreau, Tajin and mezcal vial as well as a passionfruit margarita kicking with chilli.
We knew that we were in for something that transcended your local rice and beans joint but what was served went above and beyond our expectations. The dishes have been crafted with Spanish and Ibizan influences whilst attending to the contemporary health-conscious lifestyle with dishes which are largely gluten and dairy free. The creative menu included starters such as gazpacho verde served with tomatillo, serrano chili and coriander as well as fried baby squid with jalapeno mayonnaise & lime.
We were recommended the octopus with salsa Mexicana and homemade clamato which was a light and refreshing mid-meal palate cleanser. In keeping with traditional Mexican cuisine, we opted for the tacos, which were right on the money, packed with slow roast short rib, serrano chilli and salsa verde in baby gem lettuce. The Camaron Gigante is not to be missed – a grilled jumbo tiger prawn, salsa taquera and lime alongside potato and chorizo with chili pasilla. All the ingredients were ocean fresh and the fish was phenomenal.
To finish we opted for homemade ice creams and sorbets to leave room for more Mexican cocktails. Overall, Peyotito is certainly a stunning experience and for those visiting the sophisticated side of Ibiza it should not be missed.
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