Los Mochis

 

Bringing a real sense of vibrancy to Notting Hill, Los Mochis is a contemporary restaurant serving up flavours of the Pan-Pacific through elegant Mexican-Japanese cuisine.

Founded by acclaimed restaurateur Markus Thesleff, notably behind the Middle East’s favourites OKKU and CLAW to name a few, this stylish jaunt is set over two floors with dining rooms on both floors and an elegant lounge bar on the first-floor with additional seating on the al-fresco terrace.

Echoing the design-led aesthetics throughout, the space has a feel for rustic Mexican influence which is married with Japanese elegance adding to the charm of Los Mochis. Iconic murals adorn the walls of the lounge and exposed brickwork is complemented by ambient lighting and plush leathers.

Cleverly bridging the gap between street food and fine dining, the innovative menu is devised of gluten-free and nut-free dishes spread across small and large plates with a familia sharing concept.

To start, try one of the guacamoles as an appetiser for the table, served either as a vegan option or with shrimp or crab, it’s a nice way to begin the meal followed by some of the tostaditos.

Particularly noteworthy on the innovative menu is the extensive offering of tacos, with 19 choices to devour, one can savour the tastes of the miso black cod taco and Los Mochi’s must-try trailer park chicken which come served in a choice of either a soft corn tortilla or lettuce wrap. The gringo lobster is also a popular choice and is well paired with flavoursome mixed peppers, cucumber salsa and Yuzu aioli.

Playing on the Japanese influence of the menu, maki rolls are also championed on the menu with highlights including the spicy vegetable tempura roll and the yellowtail hiramasa with truffle chilli goma. The ceviches are also a delicacy Los Mochis as mastered, the seabass doesn’t disappoint and is served with shiso-truffle soy.

Alongside the delicious cuisine on offer, the restaurant and lounge are also frequented by locals for its fabulous cocktails, tequilas and sakes. From its covetable selection of agaves to rare and complex sakes, there’s something for every connoisseur alongside expertly mixed cocktails.

Los Mochis is open daily and can be booked online here.

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