Permanently Closed - Mole Taco Bar-Permanently Closed

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143 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mexican

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Exciting new Mexican/South American restaurant located in the heart of London's West End.
Serving up both classic and experimental Mexican/South American cuisine and cocktails in a vibrant, quirky space.
Our menu offers refined South American classics, with an innovative take on traditional comfort food updated with modern cooking methods and ingredients, including tacos, ceviche, anticuchos burritos and many more 80% of our menu is gluten-free, including the signature tacos, made on site from Masa (cornflour).
The carefully curated drinks menu consists of thirteen contemporary cocktails all using house made syrups, fresh fruit and infused spirits.
We also have an extensive tequila and mezcal list as well as a superb variety of wines beer and spirits.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, South American, Latin American
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 11pm

Sunday: 12pm - 10.30pm
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Phone number
020 7486 1995
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Paval Baranovs
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Bond street station
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wine
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SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Its closed!!! And you did not know

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was closed down

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They are permanently CLOSED. Made a reservation with OpenTable, showed up, and it did not exist anymore. Please remove from the App...

TS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They are CLOSED permanently. Made reservation on Opentable, turned up and the place was gutted. The supposed owner was there and less than gracious. Such a shame as it was the best Mexican food in London and it’s obvious the owner (of property) doesn’t care about customers.

CS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place!

NA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. You choose 4-5 plates for 2 people. Was enough for me and my partner. We also got a desert and a bottle of wine. We were seen by 3 different waiters and at times they were more interested in chatting at the bar but overall was a nice evening. Would probably choose a new dining place rather than visit here again purely because we like to try new places!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very tasty but a bit pricey for what you have in the plates

TS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best tacos in London. It is truly one of my go-to places, eat here more frequently than anywhere else in central London. It is consistently good and the drinks are great as well. Good Mexican food is very hard to come by in this city and this place is legit.

HT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I was introduced to mole by my work friends and we usually have this as our pay day treat lunch. I've been raving about it so much I had to take my boyfriend! If you get anything from the menu get the beef tacos! Nice yummy food great for sharing and dates, good cocktails and lovely Mexican decor
Safe to say I've converted him!

PR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really friendly staff and delicious food. Took one to chat and gave us a free round. Excellent guacamole!

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The tacos were amazing and perfect for sharing, aprticuarly as we arrived during happy hour with 2-for-1 cocktails and tacos! We had the beef tacos, octopus tacos and baja fish. I'm from California and have missed proper baja fish tacos and these were great! The fish wasn't too battered and was plump and juicy!
We also ordered the sea bass ceviche, which was quite disappointing as it was more of a gazpacho and didn't come with any tortilla chips, which traditionally ceviche is served with.
Our waiter was not very helpful and when we would ask his opinion he seemed annoyed/bothered and would say "I really don't know." However, the vibe of the restaurant was great and buzzing. The guacamole was very good, as well with the added sweet crunch of pomegranate seeds. Don't come here for traditional Mexican food, but definitely do for some lighter and brighter eats with Mexican influences :)

L
London
59 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a great place for sharing plates of tacos, tostados etc. We enjoyed the tuna tostada and the octopus taco. The garlic prawn main with ancho sauce was very good. Steak was disappointing. Next time we will have more smaller plates and perhaps only 1 main. Margaritas were excellent.

R
London
62 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good. Unfortunately the service was non existent. They swapped out my partner’s pulled pork because they ran out of pulled pork and couldn’t be bothered to let him know. Also one of our dishes didn’t arrive.

V
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Le service était peu accueillant et la table était trop petite.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best guacamole and chips in London! The tacos change seasonally while a few favourites are kept. They come in twos so it's a lot of fun to try a few and share.

LD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drink were outstanding! Best we’re the shrimp taco 😍

TC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Affordable Mexican cuisine in London

c
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

excellent restaurant with attentive staff. food choice good and beutifully cooked. prices excellent for London.

A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was really very good, however the service was a little slow at times. Would recommend overall

GS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch, great service, the food tasted like authentic mexican food, the staff and the owner very friendly people, overall a great experience. Trying the coconut tequila its a must!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really enjoyed the place however service is always complicated. You need to ask several times for water/menus/anything.

j
London
24 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tacos all the way- fish, pork, beef and chicken were all delish! Wash down with margaritas!

MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The Tiger Shrimp Taco was awesome! Will get back soon.

FD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and choice of food and the service was amazing.
Get in there for happy hour and seabass ceviche is recommended !

F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We were in the mood for the authentic Mexican molé dish, so we were very excited to go to a restaurant with this name. Turns out, despite the name, molé (or even guacamole) doesn’t exist on the menu and the staff didn’t have a clue what it was. Quite misleading; you’re not going to call your restaurant ‘Pizza’ if you only serve burgers, right..?

Despite this disappointment and the additional long wait (both food & drink orders were forgotten multiple times), the food we eventually received was actually quite tasty. I would recommend the food but I wouldn’t recommend the service.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst mexican in London. Tasteless, bad service, could not drink the margarita : no real lemon juice
Do not go there ! Chipotle is better

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Poor choices for vegetarians. Menu very limited. Good cocktails.

KT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great tacos, both ingredients and tortillas. Interesting tequila and mescal list, ask for the mysterious but very nice drink. And very good service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice selection of tacos, would recommend the ones with tempura prawn and fish, delicious! Staff is very attentive and friendly, cocktails are good, this place definitely is worth a visit. Be careful with last minute bookings as sometimes you can arrive and there won't be a table available for you, but I'm sure it won't be a problem if you'll book a couple of hours ahead

A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Quality of food was poor, didn't taste very authentic (pomegranates in the guacamole?), wont be going back.

PG
London
23 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food, once it arrived, was pretty good but the service was awful. They forgot 2 of our dishes, we had to wait ages for drinks and we ignored for ages. There seemed to be a lack of communication between the staff.
Such a shame as the food was lovely and not too expensive either, but we probably wouldn’t go back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were great, it was my friend’s birthday and they were nothing but warm towards him! :)

K
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Its a great cosy restaurant. The food is wonderful and there is a good selection of cocktails. Space is a bit tight but that actually add to the ambience. They have good background music playing and the service is friendly. I would certainly go back. They have a special Xmas menu - i would certainy go back for this.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding !!!
Everything !!!
Drinks, food, service !!!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and cocktails were great! Fun place for a catch up with a friend

C
London
74 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Noisy, food very basic. Apart from the palm heart ceviche, quite tasteless food. Great margaritas

L
London
112 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My son and I had a quick lunch at Mole recently. There was a good selection of Mexican dishes on the menu both large and small. Everything came at once which we hadn't expected and meant the table got a bit crowded. The food was tasty and service swift.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tacos and atmosphere!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tacos, though a bit over-priced.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Prefect for quick lunch and get together, delicious small plates.

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