About us

KOL combines Chef Patron Santiago Lastra’s deep-rooted Mexican heritage with the experience and knowledge he has acquired whilst travelling the world.

Initially shying away from calls for ‘authenticity’, typically based on simple concepts of ingredients and technique, KOL was born from a desire to showcase the true authenticity of Mexican food. This being the culture, soul and people behind the cuisine.

Settling in London, KOL presents a new take of Mexican fare, anchored in an understanding of using simple flavours in bold combinations, to create dishes that deliver the bright, fresh notes of home.