Review: Maya at The Hoxton

Where:

Located on the rooftop of the seventh floor with a  new dedicated entrance off Willow Street at The Hoxton Shoreditch, 81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU

 

What:

After starting out as a pop-up at Soho House West Hollywood in January 2019 by  executive chef Giacomo Pettinari, Maya became an instant hit. It then went on to  hold residencies at Houses all over the world, including Ludlow House, Shoreditch  House, and Soho House Berlin. Maya now permanently sits on the first floor of the  West Hollywood penthouse. Prior to joining Soho House, Pettinari spent more than a  decade working in LA’s top restaurants, learning from Mexican line cooks, and eating  out at Mexican restaurants and food trucks twice a week. In designing the original  menu for Maya, Pettinari tapped into his love of regional Mexican cooking and took  inspiration from recipes that his predominantly Oaxacan kitchen staff knew from  home. 

The rooftop, designed by the Soho House design team, is inspired by bohemian  decor and its east London location. Greenery and natural touches are used  throughout, contrasting with its industrial setting and blackened steel fittings. There  is a large outdoor area, with rooftop views and a banquette running across the back  of the space to create a comfortable, alfresco dining area. 

The indoor space is encased by a new glass structure, with a concrete and terrazzo  bar, and a mix of low-level lounge seating, booths, and dining tables. This creates a  relaxed atmosphere for guests to eat and drink.  

The Food:

Like the original location, the menu focuses on coastal Baja-Mexican food using  locally sourced produce, and includes new dishes such as Spicy Tuna Tostada with  crispy leeks and chipotle aioli, plant-based Mushroom Quesadilla with chipotle mayo,  and Calabacitas Taco with squash blossom, cream and pico de gallo, among others.  Favourite dishes from the West Hollywood site will also be on the menu – these  include Barbacoa, Young Coconut Aguachile and the crowd favourite, a roaming  guacamole cart preparing made-to-order guacamole tableside.

 

The Drinks:

The cocktail menu  has also been given a Mexican twist with a Mayan Negroni, a Verde Aztec and a  T&T, tequila paired with a Trip CBD mixer. 

Our Thoughts:

We find it so hard to find good mexican restaurants in London and this one really excelled itself. The vibe, ambiance and staff are amazing and the food was so delicious.

 

Our favourite dishes were the Octopus Carpaccio, Tuna Toastadas, Grilled  Corn Side and the Chicken Tacos.

 

We loved the little Guacamole Cart where they make it in front of you!

 

Our favourite cocktail was the Verde Aztec…

 

Dessert- make sure to order the Churros!

 

They have a gorgeous terrace outside too which is perfect for the summer!

 

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Maya at The Hoxton

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