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“Perfect Pre-Theatre Dinner”
Review of Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo
Ranked #426 of 22,671 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
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.
York, United Kingdom
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“Perfect Pre-Theatre Dinner”
Reviewed December 21, 2011

We'd never been to Cantina Laredo before and we had a pre-theatre dinner booked for a Saturday night. I saw the review for the pre-theatre dinner on here so was a bit apprehensive we would come away hungry but can honestly say the food was sufficient and delicious. We had the ceviche and fajitas to start with followed by the steak and spicy pork.

I agree the portions aren't huge but the taste is amazing and for a pre-theatre meal early in the evening the amount was just right so we weren't stuffed sitting in the theatre. The service was excellent, very friendly and attentive.

We were seated at the back of the restaurant where there wasnt much atmosphere but the front seemed to be buzzing.

One of the best things was of course the margaritas! At £8.95 each they're pricey but worth it for a special occasion. We'll defintely go back to Cantina Laredo next time we're in London to try the a la carte.

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Norwich, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Pricy but good Mexican”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

It was different and interesting, guacamole made at the table and little twists which made it unusual but it was expensive. I know its central London but £8.50 for a mojito?? The food was good but not outstanding except the filet steak one of us had. Free salsa and chips were good. Nice atmosphere and service was excellent. Would I go again, not sure.

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London, United Kingdom
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“A memorable experience”
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.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Thank You”
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

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“Toned authentic decorations with great food and service”
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.

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