Cantina Laredo
Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cantinalaredo.co.uk/
  • Phone: 020 7420 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.
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Cantina Laredo reviews from OpenTable diners
502 reviews since 25 November 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.7
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (259)special occasions (192)group bookings (192)fit for foodies (156)good vegetarian options (131)business meals (112)romance (88)child friendly (65)outstanding value (40)sunday lunch (37)outdoor eating (30)brunch (21)disabled access (16)afternoon tea (4)Show More
  • excellent as always
    fateric
    Dined on 22/11/2014
    A visit to Cantina Laredo is a must for us when going to the theatre. Modern Mexican menu,great Margaritas and Churros to die for; together with superb service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been anywhere
    Suki
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    I was looking forward to trying, as they have a very good and enticing vegetation menu that I saw online. When seated, we were immediately asked if we wanted the guacamole - but we asked for a few minutes to relax and look at the menu. Didn't see much in the way of veggie options, so I asked at reception given waiter now too busy to return. Yes they have a full alternative vegetarian menu,which my friend and I both ordered from (she isnt vegetarian but agreed the options looked great) - shame they don't promote. Also had the guacamole after the third push from waiter. You'll see on the vegetarian menu that what they push is made at your table and is for for two at 7.95. Not the guacamole side as shown on main menu. .or least we didn't see it on main menu. Anyway,having watched him make it we were rather underwhelmed as it lacked much taste. Don't know why! Desperate for something to liven it up but didn't see him again until our meals arrived half way through this appetizer. Meals were small but delicious. Churros for dessert were flavoursome too. Had another beer (after a very long wait to request), paid and left. There was nothing exceptional to the experience, other than being able to book on a Friday night - I'll join the Q at wahaca next time.
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    We were served wonderful food, our waiter was excellent, and the wine was delicious and perfectly chilled. This is fabulous real Mexican food, in an elegant restaurant. I would definitely go again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Perfect
    Dined on 20/11/2014
    Went here for my boyfriends 30th birthday. Food, drinks and vege selection were amazing! The thing I loved the most was the food was fresh! And you can taste it in the food. Staff were on point and definitely know what 'service' means. Would recommend to anyone and everyone if they are looking for Mexican food.
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    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its not "gourmet" as the sign says.
    GreedyAndThirstyVIP
    Dined on 18/11/2014
    Its perfectly passable but Its not "gourmet" as the sign says. The decor, design and atmosphere is sterile. I think Wahaca is better food.
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  • A more sophisticated Mexican dining experience
    AdiB
    Dined on 18/11/2014
    A warm and friendly welcome on entrance led to a cosy booth and excellent, efficient service from our waiter. The wine and drinks selection was good, our food was well presented, tasty and uncomplicated. We enjoyed the "live" quacamole preparation at our table and the waiter made some excellent food suggestions. We would definitely return.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican dining with a difference
    Londondiner
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    This restaurant has a pleasant ambience and superb food. Try guacamole made at your table and the Botanas sharing platter. For dessert the trio of ice creams, in tequila, guava and chilli chocolate flavours.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food
    Foodie
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    The ambience was beautiful, the staff very friendly, the service quick and the food outstanding! Everything we ordered tasted fantastic! We had a great evening !
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gemini
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    Good ambience and service. I loved that they make the Guacamole in front of us fresh. Starters were great, I wasn't that impressed with the Burrito.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food - especially for vegetarians!
    ToooooLoud
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Had a lovely meal here with some friends, had to wait 30 mins for our table as there was a large group booking which had not left but the food definitely made up for it and the wine! - Waiters kept it chilled for us until we got to our table. Very friendly service, amazing food - would definitely recommend.
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  • Disappointing experience
    JessTran3
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Food was fair, not worth the cost. Service was poor - the waitress didn't understand English very well and prepared our food in a rush. She was attentive though. Not a great atmosphere either.
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  • A real favourite
    luv2dine
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Will definitely be going back. Great ambience. My other half's view wasn't great, we were in the corner so all he could see was the wall. Huge selection of delicious cocktails. We arrived half an hour early and our table was already prepared. Wish we were asked if we wanted to pay optional service charge of 12.5%before the waitress entered the total amount into the chip and pin machine.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodieEC4
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    This place served up pretty standard Mexican Food. We chose to share one of their platters which was a great way of trying a few different dishes. Wouldn't say this was better than other mexican restaurants in the vicinity but a pleasant meal anyway. Service was attentive.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely fresh food
    Glutonfreeeater56
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    We were going to the theatre and chose Cantina Laredo because one of the party was a vegetarian and the other could not eat wheat! This restaurant took that in its stride with a gluten free menu and lots of vegetarian options. My vegetarian friend said it was one of the best vegetarian meals that she had eaten in a restaurant, because everything was so fresh. The staff make guacamole at your table with fresh ingredients. It was beautiful.
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    good vegetarian options
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  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    we where 6 persons from norway trying the mexican quisine. We where not disapointed :)
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    afternoon tea, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Outstanding Evening!
    Russ
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    2 families, lots of Margaritas, excellent food, great service - spent a fortune, but worth every penny.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre theatre dinner
    Jakster
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    we wanted an authentic rather than texmex experience. Clean fresh ingredients encapsulating the Mexican cuisine. From the Guacamoleto the tacos Cantina Laredo delivered!! Perfectly situated near the theatre so no feeling of being rushed before the performance. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal..thank you!
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  • Solid performance
    nandop
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Sunday afternoon trip with a party of 6. Food was great and they provided a birthday churro which was a nice touch. The ribs starter was excellent as always. The only downside was that the service was a little slow, we sometimes had to fight to get the staff's attention even though the restaurant wasn't particularly busy.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    I've been to cantina Laredo 3 times now and I've never been let down. The service is on point!! The cocktails are amazing and the food is even better. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A different Mexican experience.
    ClaireBear5
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Good restaurant in central Covent Garden location. Different to other Mexican's I've been too. Would describe as more 'A la Carte' style. Fairly small portions but great tasting food. We sat in one of their comfortable booths. Good service.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A venue to visit again and again.
    tigerose
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Four of us ate here post theatre for my husbands birthday. I had mentioned this when I booked several weeks ago. We had a table by the window. The food was yummy and a wonderful choice available. When desert arrived my husbands was on a plate inscribed and decorated Happy Birthday with chocolate. Such a surprise! All the staff were very pleasnt and helpful, especially Madeleine who served us. Would definitely eat there again.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Cantina Laredo is one of the best Mexicans, if not the best Mexican restaurant in London. They have a separate veggie menu and their margaritas are to die for.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • High end Mexican food
    PraskVIP
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    High end Mexican food in the heart of London. A little pricey, but very high quality and large portions would have me coming back for more. The guacamole (made table-side) alone is worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fantastic night at CL
    Cazbaz
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    I am a huge fan of Cantina Laredo. I have a friend who comes to visit from Edinburgh at least once a year and we always make a point of having a night at Cantina (and a night at Dotori in Finsbury Park) partly but not only because they both have such top-class vegetarian options. Cantina Laredo lets itself down on the decor front, but but this is eminently forgivable considering the service, food and cocktails. I'm going again at least twice before the end of 2014, including once for my birthday in December. Ask for the separate vegetarian menu and order the fajitas, mushroom quesadilla, stuffed jalapenos, and fresh guacamole.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Nice Mexican food in Central London
    Wirraldee
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    We ate off the pre-theatre menu and we were very happy with the presentation and quality of the food. Service was very satisfactory.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Good fare, great guacamole!
    EatDrinkAndBeMerry
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    As a repeat diner here it always hits the mark. Service is hindered slightly by the numbers they cater for, but it is by no means slow. The guacamole is the reason I keep coming back! Overall I remain a fan for sure
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigJP
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    We went on a wet Sunday evening and found it incredibly cosy and relaxing. Lovely food, including my first experience of Mole!
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  • Unfortunately gone downhill..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We went to Cantina Laredo when it first opened and it was a wonderful dining experience with excellent food. Unfortunately two years on this is no longer the case. The tables were now crammed together so tightly that it was impossible to have any kind of intimate conversation. Secondly, and most importantly, the food was not even of a reasonable standard. It had the consistency and taste of something that had been quickly re-heated in the microwave. I would not recommend this restaurant.
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  • excellent food, portion size small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    there was a feeling that they were rushed and keen we get us finished and moved on!
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cantina Ladero
    Luv2nosh
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Food is fresh and flavoursome with a Mexican vibe. Atmosphere is buzzing and the position is great for Covent Garden/ St Martins Lane theatres.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Mexican
    Evermaz
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Not your normal Mexican food - good choice and makes a nice change. The freshly made guacamole is a must and highly recommended as a starter.
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  • Nice food, rather pricey
    luvBmarket
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food:in particular the pork tamales, garlic shrimp, green rice and table guac were very fresh tasting and nicely seasoned. There was a varied and interesting choice. Our waiter was lovely - the service was terrific in general. The mains (which are not overly generous) come without any side dishes so we were encouraged to order these separately and as a result the final bill was much much more than we originally intended to spend. The decor was a kind of surprise in an odd way - it felt a bit like a 90's hotel. All in all a 'nice enough' experience thanks to the quality of the food but I wouldn't probably go again as it turned out to be an expensive night for what we had. I'd say good for larger groups of friends who are not on a budget.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rshahVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Seafood was good especially cevice Acapulco. Rest not so impressed.
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  • Great service. Ok food
    Allison
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went for a weeknight dinner with a friend. We had a great waitress and the manager was really helpful as well. They were very accommodating. Food was just ok -- not particularly flavourful or fresh tasting. Overly priced for what you got.
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  • low value
    sim79
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Service was good, food nothing special and most importantly the portions were extremely small for the price you pay, typical of many central London restaurants. Disappointing!!
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  • Bland
    Simon
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was tasteless and overpriced. Not recommended
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  • best Mexican in Covent Garden
    benhildrey
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    the waiters make the guacamole at your table. the cocktails are great. well worth a visit
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out with the lads
    Dipak501
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This is one of my favourite Mexican restaurants the quality of the food is always amazing and the service is always great. I like how they make the guacamole in front of you.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great veggie choice!
    VeggieRoo
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Second time I have been here and it was consistent in the quality of food and service. It's brill that they have a separate veggie menu and that it has lots of good choices. Not many places have that much choice for veggies. The guacamole (made fresh at your table) is the biggest draw here - could eat three bowls of it alone! Our waiter (Martin) was very friendly, welcoming and knew the menu well - again a rarity these days! Have recommended to many others and will definitely return soon!
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice food, good cocktails
    jpixgoth
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I eat at Cantina Laredo fairly regularly - the food and the cocktails are always good, and the service on this visit was particularly good (attentive without being obtrusive).
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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