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Comensal - Permanently Closed

3.9
3.9
114 Reviews
£25 and under
Mexican

Comensal specialises in serving fresh and authentic homemade Mexican food, bringing a taste of Mexico to the heart of Clapham.

We offer a variety of delicious dishes, from our famous Guacamole to our tempting Main Courses and our amazing Street Food which is perfect for sharing!

Our bartenders also make brilliant cocktails and serve an array of Mexican Beers and Wines, Tequilas and Mezcals, which are a perfect beginning to an authentic taste of Mexico.

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Menu

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  • Aceitunas (Olives)£3.50

    • Guacamole Molcajete

      Prepared daily, avocado, lime, tomato, onion, coriander and Green chillies, served with home made tortilla chips

      • 2 People£4.50
      • 4 People£9.50
    • Un Plato para Picar£5.50

      A platter of salsa roja, guacamole, pico de gallo, refried beans, jalapeños, and home made tortilla chips

      Tostaditas (Crispy Tortilla)

      • Tostada de Res (2)£7.50

        shredded beef, onions, green and red peppers, avocado, sour cream, cheese

        • Tostada de Camaroncito (2)£7.50

          Chopped prawns, chipotle, melted cheese, refried beans

          • Tostada de Ceviche (2)£7.50

            Tilapia & prawns marinated in lime, coriander, green chillies, onions, a slice of avocado, sprikled with pomagranate

            Tacos (Soft Corn Tortilla)

            • Taco de Cochinita Pibil (3)£7.00

              Slow-roasted pulled pork, achiote, orange, lime juice, topped with habanero and lime red onions

              • Taco de Suadero (3)£7.00

                Herb-infused Brisket served with onion and coriander

                • Taco de Pastor (3)£7.00

                  Slow-roasted pulled pork, achiote, orange, lime juice, topped with onions, coriander and pineapple

                  • Taco Nopalitos (3)£7.50

                    Stewed cactus, onions, red & green peppers, guacamole, coriander, cheese

                    Street Favorites

                    • Ceviche£9.50

                      Tilapia & prawns marinated in lime, coriander, green chillies, onions, a slice of avocado, sprikled pomagranate

                      • Tulum (1)£7.50

                        Corn tortilla, chipotle mayo, red cabbage coleslaw. Served with: Crispy battered tilapia or Crispy battered Prawns

                        • Favorito (1)£7.50

                          Flour tortilla, chopped prawns, chipotle salsa, melted cheese, avocado and refried beans

                          • Taco de Pulpo (1)£8.50

                            Octopus grilled with garlic infused oil on a flour tortilla with a bed of chipotle mayonnaise, red cabbage coleslaw

                            • Sopes (3)£5.50

                              Fried corn bowls filled with refried beans, onion, fresh cheese, sour cream, lettuce and salsa. Top with: Chicken Tinga; Chorizo; Chorizo & Potatoes; Nopalitos; Spicy mushrooms

                              • Taco de Atún (2)£8.50

                                Pan-seared tuna served on a lettuce leaf, red cabbage coleslow, chipotle mayonaisse

                                • Tostada Tartar de Atún (2)£8.50

                                  Crispy tortilla with guacamole and fresh tuna tartar garnished with pickled red onion

                                  • Taquitos Dorados (5)£6.50

                                    Rolled crispy corn tortilla stuffed with: chicken tinga or cheese and potatos

                                    Quesadillas

                                    Fill you're quesadillas with: £2.50 (each) Chicken Tinga, Chorizo, Chorizo & Potatoes, Nopalitos, Spicy mushrooms

                                    • Comensal Quesadilla£8.50

                                      Large flour tortilla, cheese, refried beans

                                      • Corn Quesadilla (2)£5.50

                                        Corn Tortilla filled with melted cheese

                                        Mains

                                        • Enchiladas de Mole (3)£12.50

                                          Stuffed with chicken tinga, mole sauce (spicies, chillies, nuts and chocolate), sour cream, cheese, sesame sedes, side of rice. Change to Spicy Mushrooms or Nopalitos

                                          • Enchiladas Suizas (3)£12.50

                                            Stuffed with chicken tinga, tomatillo sauce (Green tomato, coriander, onion), sour cream, cheese, coriander, side refried beans. Change to Spicy Mushrooms or Nopalitos

                                            • Tequila Camarones£13.50

                                              6 King prawns pan fried in a garlic and lime and then flambèed in tequila. Served on a bed of rice, garnished with avocado, lime and a side salad

                                              • Cochinita Pibil£12.50

                                                Pulled pork slow-roasted in achiote, orange and lime juice. Served with a side of rice and refried beans and tortillas, garnished with lime marinated red onions

                                                • Taco Campechano (2)£11.00

                                                  Two corn tacos of slow cooked brisket, chorizo and nopalitos topped with onion coriander. Served with guacamole and mix salad

                                                  Sides

                                                  • Papas a la Diabla£5.50

                                                    Salted fried potatoes topped with a chipotle mayo, salsa roja

                                                    • Esquites£5.50

                                                      Corn off the cob, mayo, chilli poder, cheese and red chillies

                                                      • Ensalada Mix£3.00

                                                        • Rice£2.50

                                                          • Refried Beans£2.50

                                                            • Home Made Tortilla Chips£1.50

                                                              Desserts

                                                              • Churros£5.50

                                                                Chocolate sauce on the side

                                                                • Plátanos Rellenos£5.50

                                                                  Banana filled with walnuts and Deepfried in a flour tortilla and scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce

                                                                  • Chocolate Brownie£4.50

                                                                    With vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce

                                                                    • 2 Scoops of Ice Cream£4.00

                                                                      Vanilla, Straberry, Caramel

                                                                      Kids Menu

                                                                      Includes: One glass of juice, One Main and a Scoop of ice cream. £7.95

                                                                      • Flautas con Guacamole

                                                                        Rolled crispy tacos filled with chicken or potatos and cheese, salad, fried potatoes

                                                                        • Croquetas de Pollo

                                                                          Chicken Nuggets with salad and fried potatoes

                                                                          • Fish Taco

                                                                            Crispy battered tilapia on flour tortilla. with guacamole and salad

                                                                            • Cheese Quesadillas

                                                                              With guacamole, salad and fried potatoes

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                                                                              What 114 people are saying

                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                              3.9
                                                                              3.9 based on all time ratings
                                                                              • 3.9Food
                                                                              • 3.7Service
                                                                              • 3.7Ambience
                                                                              • 3.6Value

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                                                                              82% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                              1. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 10 November 2017

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Nice place, good service and food was delicious especially the guacamole!

                                                                              2. BA

                                                                                BritishAmerican

                                                                                London

                                                                                31 reviews

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                31 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 15 September 2017

                                                                                overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                                                Well I have to be honest and say the food was disappointing. Taste was below average (score it 5 out of 10). Portion sizes were very small and generally overpriced. Service was very good. •Margaritas were good but slightly overpriced £9 •Asked for tortilla chips & salsa but got runny picante sauce with tortilla chips that were cheap tasting. •Chicken quesadillas: shredded tasteless chicken •Tequila Camarones main: 4 prawns on shredded lettuce. That's it. Awful. Sorry for the bad review but this was our experience after leaving still hungry.

                                                                              3. C

                                                                                Charles

                                                                                London

                                                                                28 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                28 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 1 September 2017

                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                My wife and I had a enjoyable time. Service was excellent. Food arrived quickly. We would recommend this place.

                                                                              4. A

                                                                                Anonymous

                                                                                London

                                                                                85 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                3.0

                                                                                85 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 31 August 2017

                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                We enjoyed our visit to Comensal. It was a nice warm evening and we were sat outside. The service was warm and friendly, and we were able to get a waiters attention when required. The food was good, but not outstanding on this occasion. Good for casual eats with friends.

                                                                              5. M

                                                                                Marilyndining

                                                                                Kent

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 25 August 2017

                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                Nice atmosphere and the food was delicious. Only criticism the tables in the front section are a little too small. Recommended.

                                                                              6. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 9 August 2017

                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                Sorry to say we didn't enjoy the food here. Everything was simply too spicy (even the Guacamole, which was also super cold), Mexican doesn't necessarily mean all food needs too be hot :-( The enchiladas suizas' mass was very weird, it wasn't a tortilla and would break / dissolve.. We liked the cochinita pibil but that's pretty much it. We will not repeat I am afraid

                                                                              7. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 21 July 2017

                                                                                overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                This restaurant was recommended to us by someone brought in Mexican culture. I don't yet know what she selected from the menu but we cannot have selected the same thing. We are sure there are some good things there but we did not get to them.

                                                                              8. K

                                                                                Kate

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 8 July 2017

                                                                                overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                I went to Comensal with 5 friends to celebrate my birthday. It was ok, but I won't be going back. The service was ok but I had to ask for a drink three times (and only received it after I'd finished eating). The green sauce that drowned my enchiladas was horrible. My boyfriend's food was also average, and he said some of it tasted like a microwave meal (particularly the beef).

                                                                              9. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 24 June 2017

                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                Mexican restaurant options in London are limited, so this one was good. I would go back. The sampler dips appetizer was ok - it says it has 5 or 6 dips, but to me it was just 3. No one in our party ate more than a few of the picked jalapeños or the runny salsa (wasn't the best). The guacamole, refried beans, and pico de Gallo were very nice though and I would have preferred larger portions of them vs the other fillers. I also enjoyed our enchiladas.

                                                                              10. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 17 June 2017

                                                                                overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                Good food. Verrrrry slow drink service. Quite expensive for what you get. Also got seated right at the back whilst half the place was empty, was like being on the naughty step!

                                                                              11. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 14 June 2017

                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                Overall a good experience, food was alright but nothing special, they were out of stock of a lot of beers and food we wanted, but OK overall

                                                                              12. C

                                                                                Cm03

                                                                                London

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 20 May 2017

                                                                                overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                Booked a table for dinner here after having eaten here before a few months prior and really enjoyed it. However this time couldn't be more opposite, we ordered three different dishes and all were pretty disappointing. One beef brisket taco dish in particular was really dry, consisting of just a few chunks of beef with no other accompaniments or sauce. Unfortunately we won't be returning based on our last dining experience.

                                                                              13. A

                                                                                Anonymous

                                                                                London

                                                                                85 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                3.0

                                                                                85 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 19 May 2017

                                                                                overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                                                I've been to this restaurant before and it has been fantastic, however on Friday evening they seemed to be short staffed, with one waitress taking orders for the whole restaurant. In an hour and a half we had received no food and only one drink order. Slightly disappointing on this occasion.

                                                                              14. TT

                                                                                TheT

                                                                                London

                                                                                72 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                3.0

                                                                                72 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 17 May 2017

                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                We have been before but our most recent visit reminded us why we don't come more frequently - i.e. the price. It's not great value for money e.g. a diet coke at £3.40 is way too steep for casual dining near the house. The menu is decent but not overly inspiring and needs a refresh. For £50 for two people (without wine or dessert), you can definitely do better in the locale. Service was generally attentive and the vibe was nice. Sadly, won't be rushing back...

                                                                              15. DN

                                                                                DinnaNinja

                                                                                Miami

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                3.0

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 19 April 2017

                                                                                overall3food4service1ambience2

                                                                                I wanted to like this place but the service was just awful. Food was good. I will probably give it another go at some point and hope the service/ambience matches the food.

                                                                              16. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                1.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 15 April 2017

                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                Microwave awful food, no ambience and staff that ignored and chatted to each other by the till

                                                                              17. CF

                                                                                ClaphamFoodie

                                                                                Surrey

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 8 April 2017

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Amazing Food!! and great ambiance. Would definitely recommend to all locals

                                                                              18. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 26 March 2017

                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                Not bad. Cocktails too expensive for a regular cafe though.

                                                                              19. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 26 March 2017

                                                                                overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                                                All round pretty good but caught them on an under staffed day. Great Mexican food, slow service didn't bother us.

                                                                              20. MF

                                                                                MarkF

                                                                                London

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 11 February 2017

                                                                                overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                                                Great food, fun vibe, really shaky service. If you're in a hurry go somewhere else.

                                                                              21. NS

                                                                                NehaS

                                                                                London

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                2.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 14 January 2017

                                                                                overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                Not worth the price tag at all. Good service but doesn't compensate for food. My mains was dish of prawns on a bed of cabbage and small side of rice for 13 pounds and no taste and a bit stale. Disappointed. Only food worth having may be is from child menu

                                                                              22. G

                                                                                Great

                                                                                London

                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 7 January 2017

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                A fabulous local Mexican restaurant, with bags of flavour. Food was delicious and light, it all came to the table quickly and the staff were cheerful and inviting. Would go back in a heartbeat

                                                                              23. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 5 January 2017

                                                                                overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                                We have been to this restaurant before and always enjoyed it. This time we arrived at 8 on a Thursday evening to find it was almost empty. We were the only diners left at 9 which was uncomfortable and made us feel we ought to hurry up. The food was OK, though not as tasty as I remembered, apart from a 'special' of skewered king prawns which had four old prawns on a huge bed of cabbage. The bill came to £80 before tips between two for a few plates of lack-lustre food, a couple of cocktails and a bottle of the house red. I won't be coming here again.

                                                                              24. I

                                                                                Iceman2011

                                                                                London

                                                                                42 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                42 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 31 December 2016

                                                                                overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                                Very good place to dine

                                                                              25. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 30 December 2016

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Great authentic Mexican food

                                                                              26. j

                                                                                joey

                                                                                London

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                1.0

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 16 December 2016

                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                No service no food no drinks.

                                                                              27. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 10 December 2016

                                                                                overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                Slow service and quite bland food. We had to ask for our drinks 3 times even though the restaurant wasn't that busy.

                                                                              28. ER

                                                                                ERWM

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 8 December 2016

                                                                                overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                                                We were very excited to have a Mexican restaurant open near us and have now been a few times over the last year. Our initial visits were very good - great food, lovely cocktails, acceptable service - over all a nice casual experience and we have recommended the restaurant to friends. However our last visit was substandard. Most of the dishes were great, as usual, but one really wasn't. Service was, unfortunately, very bad. We would have stayed for coffee and dessert as I love a good churro, but by the time we managed to get our bill it was an impossibility. The people at the next table were having an even worse experience, struggling to get their starter and drinks orders done, and their justifiable annoyance did impact negatively on us. I'm assuming it was a bad day but it really made it impossible for an enjoyable midweek experience and I'd be reluctant to risk it again.

                                                                              29. KB

                                                                                KendraBruckner

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 26 November 2016

                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                Cosy and intimate dining space, fantastic food, great service and top-notch cocktails. Will definitely be coming back to the gem!

                                                                              30. S

                                                                                Sidster

                                                                                London

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 18 November 2016

                                                                                overall2food2service1ambience4

                                                                                Normally a very good local, with lovely people and good food Our experience on this occasion was very poor, hopefully a blip as they seemed to be putting deliveryroo in front of seated customers

                                                                              31. c

                                                                                clt234

                                                                                London

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 9 November 2016

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                The food here was excellent and really authentic Mexican which I loved, having spent a lot of time in Mexico and fallen in love with the food. Would highly recommend a visit, was perfect for a relaxed catch up dinner with friends.

                                                                              32. V

                                                                                Vick

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 4 November 2016

                                                                                overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                Great food but very poor customer service. Orders tend to get forgotten and the staff are rather rude when you chase the food 30minutes after you ordered!

                                                                              33. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 2 November 2016

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Another great meal at Comensal. Been here over 10 times, and keep coming back for more. The food is reliably comforting and tasty. The atmosphere cosy and chilled. Lovely place.

                                                                              34. LB

                                                                                LB83

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 1 October 2016

                                                                                overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                Went to comensal on a Saturday night with some friends who were visiting from out of town. We were given a great table and the ambiance was pretty good but aside from that the restaurant can make some improvements. One of their signature dishes was not available and we were not made aware of this until we ordered and then were let down. The other food was fine but lacked a bit of flavor. If you do ever end up eating here the chicken quesadilla is the winner. It was delicious. The service needed improvement. Our waitress was very friendly, but service was slow. We received our appetizers before our drinks (about 20mins after ordering, and it was just beers) and our mains came out almost 45mins after our starters. It's the kind of place that could be excellent if they just tweak these details.

                                                                              35. FE

                                                                                FoodieER

                                                                                London

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 23 September 2016

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                Great food and restaurant was full which shows how popular it is!

                                                                              36. E

                                                                                Eliza

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 20 September 2016

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                Was recommended to us, and went for a get-together and enjoyed the good food and the happy hour which was 2 for 1 cocktails. Lovely friendly staff and yum food. Not very busy as it was a Tuesday but have seen the place totally packed previously so must have just been a slow week! But meant there was space for us so all worked out well.

                                                                              37. M

                                                                                Mike

                                                                                London

                                                                                41 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                41 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 10 September 2016

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                Small plates of Street food style. 2 of 5 plates excellent (Chicken Quesadilla, guacamole and beef tostada) but pork and Tuba dishes over cooked and dry. Negra modela beer was not cold enough. Buzzy but a little dark atmosphere. Service friendly.

                                                                              38. C

                                                                                Csswaby

                                                                                London

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 28 August 2016

                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                This restaurant is colourful and has a great happy hour, but we Had to wait for water to be served - and had to remind staff to bring it. Good was tasty, but nothing special. They were accommodating to our group when we wished to have a different table. A nice neighbourhood eatery.

                                                                              39. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                London

                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                3.0

                                                                                18 reviews

                                                                                Dined on 28 August 2016

                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                Brunch menu only till 2pm which we didn't realise - brunch was pretty good thou! Good list of cocktails

                                                                              40. DA

                                                                                DA2016

                                                                                London

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on 27 August 2016

                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                Amazing food, authentic Mexican street food for Londoners.

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                                                                              Comensal - Permanently Closed is rated 3.9 stars by 114 OpenTable diners

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