Peyote has seen a few chefs come and go since it opened in 2021 (and was previously known as La Monja before that) , but remains an engaging, reliable spot in the Fremont East district for agave-fueled cocktails and modern Latin cuisine. The restaurant is part of Fergusons Downtown, a vintage motel renovated into an independent art and retail space. The intimate dining room has charm, but the best seats are on the outdoor patio, where the aroma from an outdoor grill sets a perfect tone for the meal to come.
Bob Barnes of Gayot likes that “the majority of the eatery's seating is within the spacious patio with a backdrop of the gargantuan Big Rig Jig sculpture (a pair of intertwined tractor trailers), and is decked out with a firepit, couches and rocking chairs." He also appreciates the uniqueness of the Mexican dishes, especially the Chicharron Brussel Sprouts, and the restaurant's own beer made in collaboration with Juxta Nomad and Astronomy Aleworks.
Executive Chefs Daniel Arias and Isidro Marquez-Castillo get a lot of mileage from live-fire cooking, from a Picanha steak (sirloin cap) with cilantro and chimichurri sauces to a "fish of the day" with house-made corn tortillas on the side.