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“Can't wait to return!”
Review of Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo
Ranked #876 of 24,250 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed March 2, 2013

very busy, hadn't booked & needed to eat quick as going to show - they accommodated us.
The food was ordered, and starters brought quickly, then cleared when finished & mains brought swiftly.
It was excellent food, too good to rush through! look forward to returning & eating at leisure.
The Guacamole is a MUST , so mouthwatering as I write this!
Remember to book or be disappointed!

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We visited the Cantina Laredo with 4 people for dinner before going to the theatre and we all have been fully content. The restaurant was very clean. Great and relaxed atmosphere, excellent food and very attentive service - even if the restaurant was very busy. The guacamole, which was freshly prepared at the table, was an excellent starter. The enchiladas were great and very tasty as well as the chicken tacos and the salads. The Tequila Lime Cheese Cake with Avocado Ice Cream was a fantastic "postre". We've lived for some time in Mexico and it was the best Mexican food, we ever had in Europe. Good value for money! We can recommend the Cantina Laredo and, for sure, we will come back again.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Visited with friends for a light lunch and some cocktails our friends visit London all the time and rave about it we was not disappointed. A great atmosphere. We went for the guacomole (Prepared at your table and Cheese dip which was out of this world we kept ordering the small dishes and did not want to leave the only thing that made us go was the evening meal booked at the Waldorf Astoria.
A must visit if you like Mexican food and a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Spot on will visit next trip.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We booked and ate here - based on the reviews on the trip advisor ratings. The restaurant was very busy - and were at first offered a table by a broom cupboard - but were moved to a better one once we pointed this out. There is a good choice on the menu with lots of meat, veggie and fish options. We enjoyed our food - which was all very fresh, plentiful and quickly prepared. However, and maybe this is just what you get with mexican food, it was all quite formulaic, basic and lacked any real feeling on chef quality. I didn't think that the Guacamole prepared at the table was anything more than a bit of a gimmick - if it's that good the food should speak for itself really. The main course was an assemble it yourself job - so again all based on abundant raw ingredients but without much finesse. Left feeling quite full - but was more of a clean, effiicent chain experience than a high quality restaurant in my opinion

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Thank Simon D
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We visited using the pre-theatre menu with friends and were all very impressed. The food was fantastic and great value too. Making the guacamole fresh at the table was a really nice touch, if you go here you must try this it really is fantastic! Wouldn't hesitate to return if going to a show or just for dinner - fabulous mexican restaurant.

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