Permanently Closed - Mole Taco Bar-Permanently Closed

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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.
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3.8
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vipSusanA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Its closed!!! And you did not know

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed down

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LucilaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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TheresaS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipColleenS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place!

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NessyA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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TheresaS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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HesterT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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!

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PeterR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Taylore
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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 :)

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Latif54
London
60 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipRin7
London
62 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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.

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Vanessa
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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

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JacquelineS
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LindaD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TomC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Affordable Mexican cuisine in London

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cfood
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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Anon
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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GuillermoS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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vipjandine
London
24 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MAlo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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FranD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Fred
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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.

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Lxxx
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience2

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

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KarenT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipAlessandra
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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PenguinGirl
London
23 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall3food4service1ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Kirit
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipCharlie
London
74 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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

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vipLondoneater
London
124 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tacos and atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tacos, though a bit over-priced.

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Slee
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Permanently Closed - Mole Taco Bar-Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.