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Peyote, London: Restaurant review - 'taco bill'

As drug fiends usually know, peyote is a Mexican cactus with hallucinogenic properties; the visions it conjures are so strong that a religious cult once sprang up to worship it. And a pretty hefty restaurant cult has appeared in the UK that worships simple Mexican cuisine.

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Artichokes, olive and caper salad

Mark Hix recipe: Artichokes, olive and caper salad

Serves 4

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