Cafe Chula

3.9
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30 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mexican

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Welcome To Cafe Chula!

Cafe Chula was created to bring the tastiest, most authentic Mexican food and drink to the heart of Camden Town. Our team of Mexican chefs have combined their talents and experience with the best, freshest ingredients to showcase the delightful and traditional food of Mexico. Chula is a place to meet new friends, and hang out with old. We are straightforward in our approach to an engaging and inspired experience, beginning with the initial welcome at the door and the delicious smell of home cooking that wafts from the kitchen. Our goal is to exceed your expectations with our hospitality, outstanding food and drinks.
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.9
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
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darcey
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friend found a great find with this one, a beautiful water view next to the window. The staff was amazing and went out of their way to make us feel welcome which was much appreciated as no restaurant compared to the service at cafe chula. Beautiful little restaurant/ bar hidden in Camden. Can’t wait to go again :)

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Liv1734
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Was fun, good service, good music! Would come here again for another date or with friends. Good value for the area. Food was quite spicy but was given free sour cream when I asked for some. Good cocktails!

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Russ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were visiting Camden for a concert and booked Café Chula from a Google search, we were not disappointed the restaurant had a really nice vibe , the staff were excellent and the food was really tasty and authentic.

We would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a great Mexican culinary experience.

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PN34
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food options were limited. The cocktails are small, tasty, but not good value for money. The location is great. It was worth checking out, but there's better Mexican options in London.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service, with a good atmosphere to go with it.

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vipCatnat
London
77 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2017
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Andreas was a great host who made the best out of a difficult situation. He was friendly and funny. The drinks were fabulous and the live music superb. However, Chula's sister venue upstairs, where we had to go for food (Lockside) was dreadful, with no redeeming features other than a pretty view over the canal.

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Knuti2000
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were up for tasty tacos in Camden, and couldn't have found a more perfect place! Nice located by the river, a colorfull enviroment, with a cool bar and superfriendly service! Quality tequila, and creative drinks after the meal, made this night a winner!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The service was good and the atmosphere great, but I wasn't very impressed with the food. It was quite bland and lacking in flavour. The menu was also much more limited than the one the Cafe Chula website and the range of vegetarian options was very poor.

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ORLAla
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Staff were lively! Worst Mexican I've had in London. Smallest portions. Shortest coctails with biggest ice cubes for £8. Therefore greedy owners. Sorry, never again. I'm sure tourists keep it going it's right in the middle of Camden market.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2017
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was great and the Chula Mula cocktail is a new favourite but the service is terrible. They were really slow to take orders or offer more drinks and the staff were really grumpy and disinterested. Wouldn't rush back.

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Mand
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2017
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Tried to get in here on an afternoon and it was packed out. Very popular place in the heart of Camden. Pre booked a week before and got a table. Buzzing atmosphere, fast and pacy, not for a romantic dinner! Food okay, my meal was a very salty and was up drinking water all night. Also not the hottest. Not sure if had been sat on the side for a while. One unisex toilet so if busy you may wait for a while, plus non diners pop in to use it. Don't let this review put you off. It is a very popular restaurant.

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MarthaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always and a good selection of tequila which the staff were very knowledgeable about!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and drinks, liked the feel, it was a bit empty on that night though

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sezzza
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious! Small guacamole serving though. Fast service and yum

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Mexican food, excellent service and top notch beers and cocktails. Got to do all you can to support small, independent restaurants such as Cafe Chula. Couldn't find a single fault and trust me I always look! I would happily go back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Three friends and I had a get together here, we hadn't seen each other in ages! We ordered 3 fish tacos and 1 prawn quesadilla. When the fish tacos arrived the fish was really smelly and was clearly off, the stench in the restaurant was quite strong! We all tried eating the fish but it wasn't pleasant. After sending the food back the staff were great at getting us new dishes and apologising. The restaurant was great for getting together and having drinks but I wouldn't recommend it for food until freshness is guaranteed!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice and cosy place.
We will come back for sure.

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vipMichela
London
26 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff really friendly and kind, food really good and great atmosphere: cosy and homy

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DragosCz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nice dinner but bit of a disappointment that they closed the kitchen without notifying us.. so when we wanted to order desserts the answer was not possible.. ok coffees then maybe? Also not possible..
Otherwise nice experience and good value for money

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for my friends hen weekend. Great great food. Delicious cocktails. Attentive staff and helpful answers to all of our questions about menu and cocktail choices.

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tone747
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Staff very friendly; food very good; we were not rushed and we could take time over courses

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant in the middle of the market. Super service, great drinks and even though it is a relatively small menu is has a fine selection. Would definitely recommend the place for a lunch with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best nachos I've ever had! And we both thought our mains were excellent too. Very nice, friendly staff too. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always come here for our anniversary as we love it that much.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Delicious, authentic food but too expensive for the portions you get. I paid £10 for 2 very small street-style tacos with no sides; left the restaurant still hungry. It's a fun Mexican joint in Camden Market, so I expected a proper feed for £10 but instead got skimpy gastropub portions! Happy hour was good value though. Service was friendly however one of our orders came out wrong (ordered a quesadilla but got a steak instead) and we had to ask 3 times to get the bill. Atmosphere was nice and lively even though our party of 5 felt a bit cramped at the table by the door. Overall, I would recommend it but 3 street tacos for £10 would make for better value and more satisfied customers. Thanks.

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helenm
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very lively bar. Good for catch up over drinks. Food was tasty but maybe too busy and loud music for a meal.

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brons83
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Awesome staff, great food. One of my favourites in Camden!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice atmosphere, a little bit too noisy inside. Warm service and good food served with a smile

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missmarial
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked in rather hurriedly for some pre-gig sustenance and were blown away by the quality of the food and the ambiance. Really delicious, fresh takes on Mexican standards, extremely welcoming staff and some cracking margaritas - all for a very reasonable price.

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Cafe Chula is rated 3.9 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.