New Restaurant Review: Benito's Hat

By tikichris Last edited 103 months ago
New Restaurant Review: Benito's Hat
Photography by Chris Osburn

Londonist popped round for last night's opening party of the second location of Benito's Hat. Near Covent Garden, this shiny new joint offers a comfy spot to grab a quick bite of Mexican inspired food and to have a refreshing drink.

We had no real qualms when we tried out Benito's grub at the original Goodge Street location back in '08, but were slightly underwhelmed. Still not utterly blown away, we're happy to give props to señor B for offering fairly decent food at very decent prices. And we've gotta admit, there's a fine assortment of cocktails available at both of Benito's bean slinging sites. In short: go for the pork tacos, stay for the watermelon margaritas.

The new Benito's Hat is located at 21 New Row (WC2N 4LE). As we understand it, Benito's number two will be open for business tomorrow (Thursday the 15th) with a soft launch and will be ready for full on customer service by this Friday. Visit the restaurant online at

Last Updated 14 July 2010