The long-awaited launch of the debut solo restaurant from Mexican chef Adriana Cavita is set for 6th May. Cavita, on Marylebone’s Wigmore Street, will serve Adriana’s takes on traditional Mexican dishes that tell a story of her heritage and the people who taught her the craft of cooking. Dining at Cavita will introduce Londoners to the sights, sounds and smells of Mexico, so beloved by Adriana. Downstairs sits Mayahuel, a dedicated mezcal and cocktail bar where guests can enjoy a drink before dinner or visit for cocktails and bar snacks separately.
The dining area at Cavita includes cosy areas, bar seats and larger tables to showcase the materials and textures of Mexico with wooden and tile elements, exposed bricks and a warm earthy colour palette. The restaurant will offer bookings at their ‘top table’, a communal dining spot with the best view of the kitchen which is served by Adriana herself. The cacti and plants help bring a sense of the outdoors inside in this central London location.
Downstairs at 56 Wigmore St sits Mayahuel, a mezcal and cocktail bar with its own entrance to the street outside. Mayahuel will champion and promote the incredible work going on in Mexico to preserve traditional methods around mezcal and tequila production by stocking brands including Lost Explorer, Ojo De Dios, Amores, Bruxo, Alipus, Corte Vetusto, Casa Dragones and Fortaleza.
Adriana trained back in Mexico City where her commitment and skill pushed her to apply for roles in the best restaurants in the country. Her first full time job in 2006 was at Pujol – currently ranked at #9 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – at just 19 and later with Eduardo Garcia at Lalo!
In 2011, Adriana worked under Ferran Adria as Chef de Partie at El Bulli in Spain. These restaurants are famed for their ongoing revolutionary approach to Mexican cooking, which Adriana cites as key in shaping her approach to food. Adriana later returned to Pujol as Chef de Taller and helped with creative menu choices for the restaurant. Cavita represents this outstanding training and the knowledge gained on trips through Mexico taken by Adriana in 2018 and more recently towards the end of 2021.