Cantina Laredo
Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cantinalaredo.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02074200630x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm

    Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Ruben Lozano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Closest Tubes are Leicester Square and Covent Garden
  • Parking: No
A word from Cantina Laredo
Discover the fresh and vibrant tastes of modern Mexican cuisine in a sophisticated, yet relaxed, atmosphere. Cantina Laredo honours the Mexican tradition of investing time and passion into the sourcing, preparation and cooking of fresh modern food. Executive Chef Ruben Lozano places an equal emphasis on colour, aroma and flavour. Throughout the day, enchiladas are hand-rolled by chef"s trained in traditional methods and the trademark Top Shelf Guacamole is prepared at your table using 100% fresh ingredients. Indulge in the 'Casa Rita' Margaritas with 100% Agave tequila, frozen or on the rocks, or for those who like their margaritas traditional and simple try the Purist Margarita. Mouth- watering menus for lunch and dinner(available all day); and separate menus for pre-theatre, vegetarians and children, include specialities that sound as good as they look and taste. Cantina Laredo is known for its excellent service standards.
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Cantina Laredo reviews from OpenTable diners
470 reviews since 25 May 2014
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.7
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (242)special occasions (190)group bookings (179)fit for foodies (146)good vegetarian options (128)business meals (103)romance (90)child friendly (51)outstanding value (38)sunday lunch (35)outdoor eating (30)brunch (16)disabled access (11)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • Good food, good service.
    DPReview
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    As always the guacamole was fresh and tasted amazing, the drinks were made with the right mix of tequila and the ambience was perfect. We were given a booth which was perfect for my date and I.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but small portions
    slinky
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    The food here is nice, especially the guacamole and chips to start and the chocolate pecan brownie dessert. The mango margarita is also lovely. There was a Mexican band playing which added to the atmosphere but at times became too loud to talk as it continued. Also, portion sizes are quite small and overall the meal was quite expensive for a casual dinner out.
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  • Highly recommend
    ycot
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Excellent dining experience on Saturday night, lovely atmosphere but not too noisy and food to die for, guacamole is a must. Great to eat somewhere that caters for veggies and meat eaters equally. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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  • Brilliant birthday meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Took my fiance here for her birthday. Seriously incredible food, very different from your usual Mexican restaurant, all fantastically presented and excellent service to boot.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Value for money
    Anne
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Fun place with very good food and excellent service! Wonderful Margaritas and a great selection of food on the menu. I have been to Cantina Laredo several times over the years and it's always a good experience and everybody I recommend it to loves it, too. The service is always very friendly, fast and very helpful.
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    business meals, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    Donmarfan
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Our first pre-theatre dinner here. Lovely attentive staff and delicious food. Will definitely dine there again.
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  • squashed
    squashed
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Fairly quiet lunchtime but we were squashed into one area--the tables too close together. We are vegetarian which meant we could smell the meat meals from the table next door--yuk. Staff were friendly and food was tasty.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • Great food and service
    CaliforniaGirl
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Pretty authentic Mexican food with great service and buzzing atmosphere. Mixed drinks were expensive and lots of ice, but plenty of Mexican beers and margaritas were fab! Desserts looked amazing too...
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place
    Cazbaz
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Full disclosure I absolutely love this place. It's not the trendiest spot or the most imaginative decor-wise but the food is really fantastic and the cocktails are also pretty decent tho' I would like to see more variety from visit to visit. I go at least three times a year and hopefully the next time will be very soon. Try the stuffed jalapenos and the veggie fajitas. And the tequila cheesecake. Try all of it.
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    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Leaving Meal
    118118HR
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We visited this week on a Tuesday night and were very happy overall, the choice of mexican food and the way it is presented sets it higher than other Mexican restaurants - more thought and care and flavour with a good range of menu pricing that surpised me for the cost concious and also for the more generous. Portions are great, you wont be hungry afterwards. I am happy to reccommend but would be quick to point out that a bottle of beer is just shy of £5 and cocktails (as nice as they were) like Mojitos etc are approx £9, i guess it is Covent Garden....
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I love this restaurant, the atmosphere is great, the food delicious and service excellent. Delicious margaritas and epic guacamole!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern take on mexican food
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The food tasted very nice, food portion sizes were small though, Menu was limited and the drink selection was strictly mexican inspired only, We were rather disapointed after reading such good reviews and when visiting London again would give this resteraunt a miss. The service was good and the resteraunt was very nice within a good location. Shame about the menu selection and portion sizes.
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  • Perfect
    pangot
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We initially booked last minute for an evening meal after a show at St Martin's theatre but it made our day as the food was great and the service exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • great food
    numika
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I've been to this restaurant several times already and was very impressed with the service, the quality of food and the presentation. Unfortunately on this visit the only thing that is left is that the food is still very good. The service was slow beyond any reason, we gave up on ordering the desert because of how long we've had to wait for our mains. The restaurant is on the pricey side which I didn't mind previously since everything was perfect, sadly not this time. I do hope that was a one time off, this place used to be my favourite.
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    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Great Food & Service
    SuperJoe
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Whilst it is not a cheap place to eat, the food is very good. Our waiter was terrific and very understanding. The entrees came out quickly as did the drinks. We were very pleased
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Most enjoyable evening
    Benji
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    We booked this as a family celebration. We arrived about 30 mins before our reservation time but friendly staff showed us to our table right away. Our waiter, Tibor, was excellent. Efficient and welcoming. Food was some of the best Mexican we've tasted - surpassed even our favourite Florida Mexican place. The "Chile en Nogada" (stuffed pepper) was particularly delicious. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anon101
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    We had three different 2 course meals. Good choice of interesting dishes, well cooked and presented - and very handily placed for the theatre.
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  • Amazing food great friendly service
    Luvfood
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    This was my first visit to this restaurant and it certainly won't be my last. The food was amazing, the service was fantastic and I can't wait until I go again.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie27
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Excellent authentic mexican. Good and extensive vegetarian options. Good for pre-theatre, although did take a while between starters and mains being served.
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  • tasty food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    This is the best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to the food was so tasty and well prepared. I had a shared platter with some side orders guacamole and re-fried beans, which personally I thought were so good. I defiantly would go here again.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Pre-comedy dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Visited Cantina Laredo as a treat with some friends before our comedy show in Leicester Square. Although the staff were delightful and attentive, the food was not up to standard. It lacked flavour and heat where there should be. The drinks were extremely overpriced and some of the cheaper beers were not available - whether this was true or not is another matter. Lovely ambience though, just a shame about the cost and taste.
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  • Yum
    HZap
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Amazing restaurant, my 3rd time going. Gorgeous food and margaritas. Really good quality mexican food. The only let down would be they now charge separately for sides e.g. rice, potatoes which is a bit disappointing. I don't know if the price has gone down or not on the main meals. Apart from that I'd say its always a trat to go
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  • Great treat, fun Friday night out
    ClaireE
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Went there for a Friday night, great atmosphere and fun for a group of friends. Waiting staff v friendly and drink was excellent. Food is v spicy (Mexican, so not a surprise) but unable to cater for personalised needs. Would still go back again as a great night was had by all.
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  • Good experience
    Mike
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Food is al right except for the guacamole that is prepared in front of your eyes and fresh good flavour. Service is superb and everyone seems happy working there, cocktails are a bit expensive and margarita is not the best. Ambience is adequate
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  • I would check out other options....
    Tezza90210
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Bland, boring and when a chef gets fajitas wrong. It's time to move on...
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  • Amazing food
    Ryan
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Drinks are a little expensive and didn't like the fact that a 12.5% service charge was automatically added to the bill. Will definitely be going back for special occasions.
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    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre-theatre meal
    MrBingo
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Exceptional service, great food. A really good pre-theatre meal. Job done!
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    child friendly, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food every time
    Cocoa2eve
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Haven't eaten here in neary a year. Food was consistent with previous visits, lovely and real Mexican flavours. Table made guacamole a must wih chips and salsa. Server was really attentive too. Can't wait to go back again soon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good meal, great service, expensive
    laura1203
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Great drinks. The food was tasty but small for the price. I ordered 2 starters and the cost was too much for what they were.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Was very apprehensive but am so glad a friend suggested it and I agreed to book. We were all so very impressed. Great choice, excellent friendly service without being intrusive - cannot fault any of it so will definitely go back.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Lareda revisited
    ARG1
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Always love the margaritas at the Cantina and we weren't disappointed. Great food this evening and the freshly made guacamole is a great offering. Attentive and helpful service makes the experience a great one as ever.
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  • Lunch
    eyoungVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    The restaurant was quiet but the food was very good and it is a nice touch that they make the Guacamole in front of you.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We recommend
    Sooty
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We love Mexican food .... But this was refreshingly different .... Much lighter than normal Mexican . Fab guacamole sooooo fresh . Wonderful staff :-) We loved it ... We recommend and will return .
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  • Saturday afternoon dinner
    Travis495
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Pleasant atmosphere, great location, attentive service and excellent food and drink. We had a few mojitos and margaritas between us with our food. Both were well prepared, and were superb. Nice location, just off the beaten track, but still close to both covent garden and leicester square. We'll be back!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ColmVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Really enjoyed my visit with 1 cavaet, teh food was delivered with lighteneing speed, could have been in and out in 40 minutes. Was not there for fast food and woudl have appreciateda more relaxing dinner. The food was, as ever, excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and authentic
    CarolineS
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Interesting Mexican food at Cantina Laredo, helped along by some great margaritas (try the passion fruit and avocado one - a revelation). More authentically 'Mexican' than the standard Mexican (Tex-Mex) restaurants, but more conducive to a longer, lingering dinner than Wahaca. The vegetable 'guarniciones' were fun (try the calabacitas, a mix of sweetcorn and courgette's in a creamy sauce). Lively atmosphere, so maybe not the best place on a Friday night for a 'romantic meal for 2', and charming service. The only disappointment was that there wasn't any Mexican wine on the menu, and I'm afraid I've had guacamole 'freshly made at the table' in too many other places (and I regularly make my own) to get that excited about it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had an amazing dinner - food and service was superb!! Liliana our waitress was the best!!! Keep up the great work Liliana!!! :) i would come here again after my friend and I dropped in before the Mousetrap across the road great location great food!!!
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    brunch, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant but....
    jayceewhy
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Once again had a good meal at the restaurant but the noise levels got to me by the end of the two hours. Hope they can change this in future.
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  • good food and nice cocktails
    jpixgoth
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    The food here is always good and the cocktails are delicious.
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  • Lunch at Cantina Laredo
    SGLUVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    It was my first visit to Cantina Laredo and was really love the fact they make the guacamole in front of you from scratch, however I was not overly keen on the food which we had for mains. They were a little bland. The starters were all nice though!
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