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“Best Mexican in London”
Review of Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo
Ranked #417 of 22,509 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in London”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

What a great find this restaurant was.

Loved everything we had to eat. Presented well and the service was good too.
Make sure you have the Mexican version of Hot Chocolate. WOW!!!

Looking forward to going back.

Thank bighonez
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“Birthday lunch”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Really good food and service. Mid-afternoon. Veracruz enchilada excellent. Very good margaritas. Enjoyed the no alcohol cocktail too.

Thank borogrove
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

The service was brillant there was a warm welcome the moment you came through the door we were a party of eight for our christmas party 12th December 2013 . The drinks were fantastic especially the "frozen pomegrante magritias" (give them a try amazing), the food was out standing would recommend the chocolate browine that was brillant. The staff were both friendly and courteous. I would recommend and I already have recommended to friends. I will definately be going there again

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Sheila C
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

I ate at this restaurant on 5th December with four friends and again on the 18th December I held my Senior Team Christmas Event. The restaurant (Tarin) were extremely accommodating when trying to organise the event for 18 people. We had the Doritos Mariachi band at the restaurant and again the team were great in supporting us.

The food is outstanding, clearly prepared with fresh ingredients and well presented. The Guacamole is to die for. All food on both occasions came to the table quickly and the staff are a credit to the management, always friendly and helpful.

Every guest I have taken to this restaurant has commented on how good the whole experience was. I have eaten in many London restaurants and several Mexican and i can genuinely say this place ranks amongst the best i have been to.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Hodgsons62
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“tasty, pricey, busy”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stumbled across this place last night after Jersey Boys. We waited for about 45 minutes for a table. The desk guy was pretty good, he kept us informed of how many were ahead of us and the fact nobody was leaving, so sorry, etc.

Dinner was excellent. They make a guacamole dip right in front of you, that's a pretty good deal. The rest was very tasty. However, the portions are on the small side, and you have to order side dishes, no rice & beans come standard! Makes it a little expensive by the time you've finished.

Overall, not bad. Not sure I'd go back, a little too fru-fru for me. Great place to take your date & impress her, though.

  • Visited December 2013
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