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Cinco de Mayo at Mnky Hse: A Slice of Mexican Heaven in London

SEEN has learned that on Friday 5th May, Mayfair’s latest Latin American hot-spot, MNKY HSE, will be hosting the ultimate Cinco de Mayo party. In keeping with the MNKY HSE ethos – ‘nothing is what it seems’


Spanish for the 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo marks the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which Mexico’s underdog army overran the occupying French. Traditionally observed in Mexico and America, it has become increasingly popular in London. With a menu curated by their Michelin-trained, Mexican Head Chef, Pablo Peñalosa Nájera, a late-night license, UV cacti murals, and an extensive Mezcal and Tequila selection, what better place to celebrate than MNKY HSE?!

Guests will enjoy dinner alongside a live performance of Latin American classics and feel-good beats. Appetisers from the à la carte menu will include dishes such as Trio de Guacamoles, YellowTail Aquachile and Octopus and Chorizo Tostadas. Main courses will also include dishes with a Mexican influence, such as Short Rib served with avocado hummus and chimole and Pipian Verde Sea Bass, on a bed of pumpkin seeds and Mexican herb sauce.




Midnight will arrive with a bang as several MNKY HSE-themed piñatas will explode above the larger tables, and sombrero-wearing servers will be on hand to offer complimentary tequila shots to all. As dinner comes to an end and the party picks up, DJ Smokin’ Jo will take to the decks and the banquette-style seating will be moved to encourage table-hopping, dancing and some real monkeying around.


MNKY HSE’s Bar Manager, Javier Escribano will serve two specially created, limited edition cocktails for the evening. The first, ‘Mexican Old Fashioned’ will be a spicy Mexican spin on the classic favourite, containing Don Julio Reposado stirred with brown sugar, bathed in tabasco, angostura bitters and agave syrup. The second, ‘Chilli de Mayo’ will be a hot blend of Don Julio Blanco, homemade chilli liqueur, lemon juice, crème de cassis, a few drops of smoky mezcal and dash of cranberry juice. As they say in Mexico, ‘Arriba, bajo, al centro, pa’dentro!’

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