28 Alto Maiden Lane, WC2E 7JS; elnivel.co.uk
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden

WHAT'S THE DRAW: A bolthole in the thick of Covent Garden, which celebrates agave in all its liquidous forms and serves up high-end Mexican tapas.

WHAT TO DRINK: If it's distilled in Mexico, you'll find it here. The bar is bursting with tequila, mezcal, and even the lesser-known bacanora, sotol and raicilla, served neat or in fun and inventive cocktails.

WHAT TO EAT: Creative twists on well-known Mexican fare dominate – the enmmoladas de pollo, a lime and adobo pineapple marinated chicken breast, is particularly good, as is Barcelona-style fillet of beef.