We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A memorable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo
Ranked #423 of 22,375 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Description: Cantina Laredo offers something completely new, a sophisticated approach to traditional Mexican cuisine. Our ethos at Cantina Laredo is to blend old with new by using contemporary and traditional techniques to bring a modern twist to the authentic flavours from all regions of Mexico. The menu is a culinary exploration of Mexico's regional cuisines in search of Mexico's most incredible flavours. Traditional and contemporary techniques combine to produce an intriguing menu that pays homage to authentic Mexican flavours. Emphasis is on the bold and intense flavours with simple presentation using high quality ingredients. Dishes are authentic, but not traditional with a modern approach to recreate classic dishes and invent new ones. The menu has been designed to create a sophisticated, yet informal and relaxed dining experience. There is no set procedure on ordering, dishes are designed to be shared at the table or enjoyed individually.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A memorable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2011

I have been to this restaurant a few times now and it has become my favourite in London as it genuinely provides excellent food (they use fresh ingredients and locally sourced) fabulous service and wonderful ambience. This really is gourmet Mexican food at its very best. Their tequila's are also fantastic. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
4 Thank Anita H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,349 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,289
    684
    216
    89
    71
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Crawley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Thank You”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

Just a quick if belated note to say thank you for hosting our Christmas lunch last week. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the fine cuisine and festive atmosphere. It was a great hit and made a welcome change to the usual high volume low quality fodder that one is usually exposed to at such events

Visited December 2011
Helpful?
3 Thank Caroline F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UK
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Toned authentic decorations with great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

The service in this restaurant was beyond expectations - all staff were friendly to adults as well as kids. You could tell that whoever came up with the idea to vary the food really took a lot of care in choosing delicate flavours that blended new and old style of cooking. We ate from the vegetarian menu and tried three dishes. All three dishes were superb. The only downside is that the size of the dishes is just below average.

  • Visited December 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
4 Thank VivekM
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
roadtripper045
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Omg! Yum Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2011

Ok, I know that title sounds ridiculous but that is probably the best way to describe the food. It was amazing! The carne asada just burst with the flavor of lime, cilantro, spices. OMG! Yum! The guacamole was gorgeous and the zucchini and corn was a wonderful deviation from frijoles. The flan and fuit was a perfect end. Even the house margarita (half price on Weds) was great.

The atmosphere can be bit daunting if you're looking for a "cantina" but is quite lovely. A very sleek and casual feel. Prices are extremely reasonable.

One of the best restaurants in London.

  • Visited December 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
3 Thank roadtripper045
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superb Mexican Restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

This place is a true gem! Being a lover of Mexican food it is hard to find somewhere in london where they get it right... until now. We started with the guacamole which was prepared freshly by your table. We followed with the cascabel ribeye & lamb rump, both meats cooked to perfection & with wonderful, subtle flavours. Even though this was more than substantial we decided to share a churros for dessert, which were presented with a pot of spicy chocolate sauce & one of orange cream for dunking. These were a lovely end to our meal! For drinks we started with purist margaritas, which went down a treat, followed by a negra modelo each, a light dark beer. The service was friendly, attentive & efficient (something hard to come by here in london these days). Overall, I would recommend this place to anyone who appreciates great mexican food. I will definetely be returning. Well done Cantina!

Visited November 2011
Helpful?
3 Thank Paul D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cantina Laredo also viewed

 

Been to Cantina Laredo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing