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Cantina Laredo
Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cantinalaredo.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 420 0630
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Bland, boring and when a chef gets fajitas wrong. It's time to move on..."
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Exceptional service, great food. A really good pre-theatre meal. Job done!"
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "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 ."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "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!!!"
    dined on 07/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 05/08/2014
  • "The food here is always good and the cocktails are delicious."
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "Situated not far from Leicester square Tube cantina Laredo is easy to find. It was extremely busy when we visited on a Thursday night so it was well worth us booking a table beforehand. The food is amazing, the service is great and we would definitely return. There is a lot of choice on the menu and the portions are just right. The food is deliciousThe waiter was very attentive without being obtrusive. The decor is very modern and clean. The downside was it was very noisy especially as there were a couple of large tables and this made it very difficult at times to talk to each other. All in all a great place for a great meal, definitely worth a trip."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "We had a great experience dining at Cantina Laredo. The pre-theatre menu is generous, with a number of different choices for a reasonable price. I had the machacha beef quesadillas and the pork tacos, both of which were excellent. Margaritas were very good but quite pricy. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful, and gave good recommendations."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "Fabulous food, cocktails and service. A great start to a wonderful evening"
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Our table was ready on time and was well presented. The waitress was very friendly and helpful with explaining the menu. The food arrived in good time and was really tasty, with portion sizes just right. We weren't rushed when we had finished which allowed us to enjoy the ambience. The meal was also good value and not too expensive"
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Really nice meal, attentive service, lively environment, great location, food lovely."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "Beautiful vegetarian food and very helpful friendly staff. So good on Tuesday that I'm going back again today (Thursday) !"
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "One of my favourite restaurants, good cocktails and good food! However the guacamole isn't what it used to be and it was rather loud inside."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "One of the few places we visit which manages to uphold or exceed previous standard. Food always a nice surprise, and service always good. your flexibility with times is also appreciated. Really good mexican for whole family, special occasions etc. A bit on my pricey side, but always worth it , as you get what you pay for- really good hospitality."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "Overall a very good find. It's the first Mexican restaurant I've dined at in London, so nothing to compare at this time. I would go back if I were in the area."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "This is the 2nd time I've been here and enjoyed it just as much as before. Good cocktails, interesting menu (including full vegetarian menu) and good service. We didn't feel rushed, but also were not left waiting for drinks or food at any time. Portions are sometimes on the small side, but with a side dish or two certainly fill you up."
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "Myself and 5 ladies dined on a Saturday night at Cantina Laredo. I had been before so knew of the high quality of the food. We are ladies of a certain age so we have dined around. As I had booked it for us I was a little worried in case the didn't like it. I should have had no worries as they were bowled over by the quality, flavour and service. Our server was friendly without being OTT and the Guacamole starter is delicious. We were still talking about it the next day. Top marks to all concerned."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "This is the second time we have been and yet again we received a consistent quality service with excellent food."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "I have been here three times now. Once, pre-opera with a friend. The second time with a friends after work for drinks and finger food. The third time, for dinner with co-workers. Everyone has always enjoyed it, and says they didn't realize Mexican food could be such well-made cuisine. I don't drink margaritas, but my friends who do say they're great. Good selection of wines, too, for folks like me. And be sure to order the guacamole, made table-side while you watch."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "I went to Cantina Laredo for dinner with my husband and a couple of friends recently. I was attracted to it as they had a seperate vegetarian menu and we are all vegetarian or vegan. We got a veriety of starters, main courses and sides and the food looked and tasted amazing! The chilli con queso was my favourite I think. We also had some frozen margaritas which were great as well. The food doesn't look like very large portions but you will end up very full, and for a very reasonable price. I would definitely reccommend this restaurant."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Cantina Laredo's a very upmarket Mexican offering which has some great food. I particularly liked how they made the guacamole at the table, even if they wouldn't tell me what the secret spices were. Service was incredibly efficient - left my gym bag there and went back to get it half an hour later, they'd labelled it with my name and the table I was sat at."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "terribel value for money. main meals were a disaster! only good thing was the nachos and freshly made guacamole. if having mains here stick to something simple like fajita's. Their signature dishes are terrible. still yet to find a good mexican in London :("
    dined on 29/06/2014
  • "If you like Mexican you will love this! Portions are a bit small but the do warn you of that when you order so if you add a side or 2 you will be more than satisfied! Between out group we tried many of the drinks and were all very impressed and went for 2nd and 3rd rounds! Would def recommend and go again!"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "A great restaurant and fantastic service! I have tried MANY Mexican restaurants in London and this is on the top of the list. Large restaurant with lots of space and staff sat us in a quiet corner when requested. Even went and put a birthday candle on the churros to celebrate my husband's birthday. Quick and friendly staff and smiles all around! Will return with friends and family if the opportunity presents itself!"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Best mexican food I've had. Food is fresh and delicious. Margherita are great and the staff attentive without being over the top"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Both myself and my sister had a gorgeous meal on 27 June, the server was fantastic and so attentive to our needs she even listened to a throw away comment that it was my birthday and dresses a plate with ice cream and candle, lovely touch. The food was delicious we even stayed for cocktails before going to the theatre the servers on the bar did not let us down either ."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Took my nephew who loves Mexican food and he loved it! We think the guacamole and fajitas are great! Service was brilliant, quick and friendly. Not cheap, but them you get what you pay for!!!!"
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, very generous portions and so flavoursome. It made it very easy to over-eat! Our server, Anna, was the perfect combination of personable and friendly without being obtrusive. Her menu knowledge was great especially as one of our party was coeliac and she should really be recognised for her efforts. Oh and drinks were also delicious!"
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "Cantina Laredo is always a good choice when the craving for real Mexican food kicks in. This time, we had to wait for 20 minutes to get our table but in order to compensate us for the wait, the manager treated us on a guacamole from the house. Actually, it is their guacamole and fish tacos that make me want to get back here all over and over again. I have been here with my toddler, in a mid-sized group and with my husband, and never was let down."
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "As a Texan, I've visited Cantina Laredo there many times and found it to be great. Since moving to London, this has been something I have missed. This has been solved how that they are here. By far the closest to home I have found in England. If you want a taste of TexMex, look no further."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "They pride themselves on preparing guacamole at the table which is cute but awkward. Good food although my tacos arrived cold. A little expensive for the quality of food. Service was attentive and very nice though."
    dined on 13/06/2014