It was open for just over a year…

DIFC’s Peyote restaurant has closed down, What’s On Dubai has learned.

The upscale Mexican restaurant, which opened in Gate Village in April 2017, hailed from London’s Mayfair and served up some top high-end Mexican dishes.

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Peyote social media has not been active since early July, and a call to the restaurant rings out, with sources confirming that the restaurant has not been open for at least a week.

The high-end spot brought gourmet Mexican flavours to DIFC when it opened, taking over the location formerly occupied by Wheelers. The bar area started off immediately busy, and there was also a great business lunch menu and weekly Friday brunch.

Peyote is the latest in a string of closures in the DIFC and Downtown area, alongside Monaco-born nightclub Sass Cafe, US seafood restaurant Catch and speakeasy bar Little Black Door.

Back in April, Peruvian spot Mayta located in the Capital Club also said goodbye to DIFC, promising to reopen in D3 sometime this year.

At the moment, no information has been given as to what will replace Peyote.

But Mexican foodie fans, it’s not all bad news, as a new Mexican restaurant is soon to open its doors in Dubai. La Carnita is a cool street food concept which originates from Toronto, Canada, set to start welcoming guests in the coming weeks.

Located in the Intercontinental Dubai Marina, the concept promises a fusion of food and art, as well as some epic Mexican cocktails.

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