Renowned Mexican restaurant Cavita is excited to introduce ‘El Bar de Cavita’ – a brand new bar which is a labour of love from Chef Patron Adriana, built around all her favourite things; Margaritas, Mezcal and Mexican Street Food. This new addition to the much-loved restaurant will be a conversion of the previous basement area and will provide a relaxed and welcoming space for drinks in the Marylebone area, opening to the public on Friday 16th February.
Stripping the menu back to basics, El Bar De Cavita will serve exceptional Margaritas, building on the success of the house Margarita upstairs; the Watermelon Margarita. Other drinks include a classic Mezcalita, a Corn Old Fashioned made with Abasolo Mexican Corn Whiskey, agave and angostura whiskey bitters and the traditional fermented and spiced pineapple drink, Tepache.
Alongside cocktails, El Bar De Cavita will serve a huge range of Mexican spirits, from traditional and rare mezcals to lesser-known products such as Sotol – a mezcal adjacent spirit made from the Sotol plant with a similar flavour profile and Koch, a mezcal from the San Baltazar region of Oaxaca. The mezcal offering is geared towards tasting, with a house flight of Adriana’s all-time favourite mezcals on offer.
To build on the convivial, welcoming atmosphere of the bar, all food is served ‘street food’ style and is meant to be eaten with your hands. Adriana has crafted the menu to highlight the absolute best dishes from the street stalls where she grew up, which are the perfect accompaniment to mezcal cocktails. Menu highlights include the Chutoro Tostada, with soft tuna belly and avocado on a crisp tostada and Quesabirria, consisting of slow cooked beef shin and crispy fried cheese in a taco with a beef consommé for dipping.
With 13 years of culinary expertise, including stints at prestigious gastronomic institutions like El Bulli and Pujol, Adriana’s culinary philosophy is rooted in honouring tradition while embracing creativity. Chef Adriana brings her extensive experience and passion for Mexican cuisine to El Bar de Cavita.
Opening on Friday 16th February, the bar will be open Wednesday through Saturday, from 6pm to 12:30am, with space for 44 seated covers and 60-70 standing. El Bar de Cavita is a high-energy space with vibrant music and a rustic Mexican-inspired design, reminiscent of traditional cantinas, creating a warm and inviting ambiance.