Cantina Laredo

4.2
1251 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mexican
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Cantina Laredo offers something completely new, a sophisticated approach to traditional Mexican cuisine. Our ethos at Cantina Laredo is to blend old with new by using contemporary and traditional techniques to bring a modern twist to the authentic flavours from all regions of Mexico.

The menu is a culinary exploration of Mexico’s regional cuisines in search of Mexico’s most incredible flavours. Traditional and contemporary techniques combine to produce an intriguing menu that pays homage to authentic Mexican flavours. Emphasis is on the bold and intense flavours with simple presentation using high quality ingredients. Dishes are authentic, but not traditional with a modern approach to recreate classic dishes and invent new ones.

Special Offers

Lunch & Pre Theatre: 2 courses £25

From a set menu, 3 courses £28.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 10 October 2018

Ends: 28 February 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-18:30

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Sun 12:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 12:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 1251 People Are Saying
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GG
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Dined on a Sunday night, receptionist looked unfriendly and annoyed. Once escorted to the table, we were served by a rude Spanish waiter (maybe supervisor, he had a different shirt from the others) who promptly advised us we only had 10 mins before kitchen would close (was 9 pm). After choosing one small dish for myself (his rudeness really put me off) he said in an arrogant way I could not order any more items. I would rather starve than being served in this way! Definitely not the warm service you would expect from a Mexican restaurant.

On another note, food was great. Modern, well presented and tasteful. Churros to die for. Restaurant looks pretty and elegant.

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JW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very unique dining experience. Excellent food choice and quality. Large, airy restaurant - first class service. We are going back there in March. Excellent!

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AL
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my third visit and it's always a consistent experience. Pleasant welcome, great service and most importantly the food is really delicious and inventive.

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b
London
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love veggie fajitas and filling. come here occasionally as more expensive than normal resturants i go to. Nice mocktails and good dessert. some veggi options and luckyily i like them.

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LQ
London
185 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the set menu which included a delicious strawberry margarita. Had the aubergine fajitas and mushroom tacos--excellent. Great friendly service and a nice atmosphere.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a pre theatre meal, good choice on the menu and good value.
Why no Open Table points though?

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AB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - we tried the weekend Brunch and is worth the value... Try the Chicken Quesadilla, Steak and Churros!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

Good food and service. A little bit crowded and tables very close together which made the environment quite loud.

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Their fresh guacamole is a must, micktails were great. Good service and very accommodating for large groups and child friendly.

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l
Hertfordshire
15 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply faultless. Superb food and superb service.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food. I have been dreaming about the food since I ate it. Really delicious cocktails. We shared a few medium plates between 2 of us to be able to try more dishes and EVERYTHING was amazing. I will definitely be back again.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

From the outside, with a window onto a wall of tequilas displayed as beautiful objects, Cantina Laredo gives the impression that the food and ambiance will have some magic, but it feels a little flat and anticlimactic. There is so much potential for a little bit of fun and theatre given food and extensive menu for cocktails, tequila and mezcal on offer, but the team inside, while polite, seemed little connected to the potential for fun! The food is tasty but was cooling as it arrived at our table. This would be a good place for a large party that can create their own ambiance.

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A
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gear place to have dinner or lunch. It is not local Mexican and rather international Mexican menu. However it is a great menu and you can't go wrong.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

When we arrive we were told that they were closing and couldn’t sit us. After arguing that we had made the reservation thru OpenTable and it was confirmed, we were allowed to eat but told us we had to order quickly.

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SJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Steak fajita was very chewy. We could not enjoy the food.

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JM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Have always loved this place but last night the service was frustratingly slow. It took 30 mins to get our desserts and they only arrived after we asked the waiter to check on them. Then towards the end of the evening a heated argument broke out among the waiting and bar staff at the bar, which was loud enough to drown out conversation at our table. Food was good, as always, but it was really let down by the service.

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed by the welcome - the staff were uninterested upon my arrival. Furthermore they clearly hadn't noted my request regarding my seating preference so had to refuse their seating suggestion. The waitress serving was very welcoming and helpful unlike the rest of the staff especially the managers.

The food was pretty average compared to other Mexican fare I have experienced in London.


Upon departure they couldn't even be bothered to say good bye.

Overall an average experience.

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CM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Starters & small plates good. Fajitas very average sadly. A nice atmosphere.

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B
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a fabulous pre theatre meal with my girlfriend. Started with Margaritas and i had a 3 course pre theater and she chose from A La carte menu.
Thie atmosphere was superb as night with Christmas parties and we did not mind the noise. We were there at 5 pm and finished in 2 hours before our Musical started.
Great Service and excellent food.
Starter = go for Guacomole prepared at the table and for dessert go for Churros. They are excellent.

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and incredible flavours. Maybe put a radiator on, we had to sit in our coats, cold resturant.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! Really great selection of dishes and delicious food. The staff are super lovely and overall relaxed atmosphere.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

came here for a bottomless brunch with my boyfriend. Atmosphere was exactly want we wanted. Service was amamzing and the drinks and food didnt disappoint.

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food is always delicious but the service(usually good) was very poor last time. Our waitress seemed annoyed by any question, did not bring all dishes and we had to ask twice for a missing dish. I understand it is not an easy job but she defintely could have done a better one

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SU
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the restaurant, food, service, ambience! Took my best friend here for her 28th Birthday and the food was amazing. It was slightly pricey, the food and drinks were great. I will definitely be coming back.

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HE
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

3rd visit and Cantina Laredo never fails to deliver excellent food and service. We went as a family to celebrate my daughter's 18th and it couldn't have been better - a real treat and already looking forward to our next visit!

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Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Great options
Great service

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WR
Hamburg Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I imagined this place might be more atmospheric but it is a bit canteen-like, brightly lit. Some of the food was excellent, some was merely ok (one sensed it wasn’t made with passion). The service was difficult to understand and not particularly attentive.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Food took over an hour to arrive and we had to leave without eating anything! Horrendous service. Avoid pre-theatre for sure!

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VK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Of all the restaurants that I have booked through Open Table this shows up more times than any other in my account history. Why? Because it is a great place to eat before the theatre providing excellent food, service and if you dine off the pre theatre menu very reasonably priced.

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was fresh and tasty but overall a little underwhelming. Margeritas lacked a bit of punch. £50 brunch deal a touch overpriced. Service deteriorated when restaurant became busier. Would go again for guac and cocktails.

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QN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really goood food. Suitable for friends to hang out

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PC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location for theatres. Welcoming staff. Superb service. Mariano outstanding. Wide array of food option; some really delicious. Generous portions. Would go again.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Ambience is nice after the re-fit but the food seems to have gone downhill a bit. I was sad that the menu no longer contains the chicken mole or some of the warm salads. The tacos we ordered were tasty but quite dry, and the substitution of Nutella for mole disappointing.

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RM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed my dinner at Cantina Laredo. I am a great fan of Mexican Cuisine and was definitely not disappointed with the variety of dishes, which were very well executed (combination of spices/flavours, quality & presentation). It's impressive that they have so many different guacamoles for starters! They offer a good choice of cocktails and wines too. My friend and I were very well looked after by Amina (Waitress), who also kindly helped us when there was a confusion with a certain dish order.
The ambience was perfectly suited to our needs: jovial but not overly noisy, therefore able to hold a conversation and hear each other (which unfortunately is difficult these days!).
Would definitely recommend to friends and business acquaintances.

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J
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was given a gift card for my 40th birthday as I wanted to try authentic Mexican. Food was great. Service was friendly and efficient. Would recommend for something different on a special occasion. My husband told the waiter that it was my birthday, so dessert came out on a happy birthday plate with candles.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great. I had a steak taco, steak was perfectly cooked. Only the portion was little small. (3 small soft tacos on a plate) If you are hungry prepare yourself to order more. Margarita (lime) was great. Service was fantastic. I ll go there again.

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C
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I have been to the restaurant many times but on this occasion I found the food bland and disappointing.

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SJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Mexican food and drinks to find in London. My only negative comment might be about its location, as it is located in a very touristy and crowded area in central London. Hopefully they will open a branch in a quieter location in London.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always

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