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
489 reviews since 21 October 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.7
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (252)special occasions (191)group bookings (182)fit for foodies (148)good vegetarian options (130)business meals (107)romance (88)child friendly (55)outstanding value (35)sunday lunch (35)outdoor eating (28)brunch (17)disabled access (12)afternoon tea (3)Show More
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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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    business meals, group bookings
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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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    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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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.
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    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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  • Generous portions, superb flavours
    BwanaKijana
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    The pre-theatre deal is a must. It is great value at about £19 (two courses), £24 (three courses), and the servings are very generous. Additionally the quality is superb: fresh and high quality ingredients, subtle flavours, and beautifully presented. Not to mention the attentive service. What more can I say? Without doubt one of the best Mexican meals I have eaten anywhere in the world.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real quality Mexican food
    Morbeus
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    From start to finish, this visit was a quality experience. Thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes and the cocktails were lovely.
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  • simply the best
    jwcgsc
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Great Mexican food, best i've had anywhere in Europe or the USA.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High quality food & service
    bovinemoo
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Delicious Mexican food which shies away from the run of the mill burrito or enchilada for a more varied and contemporary menu. Fresh guacamole made in front of you and delicious drinks brought swiftly to your table. This is not formulaic Mexican food but rather a more interesting and sophisticated choice. Fear not reassuring classics such as fajitas and quesadillas are available but for those wishing to experience something beyond sour cream and salsa this menu will not disappoint.
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    outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still as good, but still hungry
    Swots
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    This was my fourth visit to the restaurant. I come back because the food and service are good. But I always have the same gripe - the portions are tiny. After leaving hungry once again, I think this might have been my last.
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  • Posh Mexican - a bit disappointing
    Alyssam
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    The service was good but the freshly hand muggled drinks arrived so quickly we did question how fresh they were. Food portions were not huge. We had the Mexican platter to share - not enough fajita wraps. Though tasty, some parts of the food was rather too burnt. The sides were also tiny amounts (the rice was a couple of spoonfuls, small quantity of guacamole, salsa....) Wouldn't go back again really.
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  • Nothing special
    Twinpea
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    Good service, good food, pricey drinks, pretty over rated.
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  • Cantina Laredo never disappoints
    KateR
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Cantina Laredo is a favourite of mine and this ocassion was no different. The staff are always very friendly, the food is delicious and the cocktails delightful! I recommend everyone tries the guacamole.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Delicious
    Morethanjustfood
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    This was a birthday treat and was well appreciated! I loved how many dishes there were to choose from that had an extra special twist compared to the typical Mexican menu. Each dish ordered was beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat. Service was warm, friendly and attentive and the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable. The prices arent exactly low, but I would consider them reasonable for the quality of food. I recommend the stuffed pepper wrapped in sirloin steak and the house guacamole is a must!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    Jyo3
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Loved the food, very prompt service, polite and friendly staff.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • A lot good but....
    Food4me
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Myself and my guests found the food well cooked and presented well. The fajitas were tasty and sizzling on arrival, the tortilla chips were very good but I thought 1.50 for a bit of salsa was a bit of a rip off, after all, you can't have the chips without it. My guest also commented that the steak was delicious but should include some sort of carb. In the price. Overall it was a nice meal and I would go again and our server was excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food
    Foodieloulou
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. However I booked on opentable and got the worst table in the house which really disappointed my husband and I as it was our 1year wedding anniversary.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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  • GreatJibo
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Quite loud. Food was good but a little overpriced, but it's the West End and there aren't a huge number of Mexican restaurants. We found some of the items on the a la carte menu cheaper to be bought separately than the set pre-theatre menu, so watch out for that.
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    child friendly, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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    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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