Cantina Laredo

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1273 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mexican
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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: 2/3 courses £25/£28

From a set menu, 3 courses £28.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 9 April 2019

Ends: 9 October 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 1273 People Are Saying
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MB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

As always, very good food - this is why we return so frequently, we are rarely let down. This time, the experience was made even more special by our waiter, Diogo! Nothing was too much trouble, he was both attentive and inventive, and he went out of his way to ensure that our experience was memorable. This was particularly important because although my wife and I have been to Cantina Laredo many times, this was my son's first visit, and it was a special occasion for him. Suffice to say that he (my son) will be a frequent visitor to Cantina Laredo as well in the future! Way to go, Diogo!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place but a little pricey for Mexican food!

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RO
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went with 2 colleagues for dinner at 6.00pm on a Friday evening. The experience was brilliant; the food was excellent - fresh and nicely cooked for all three meals. Service was prompt and polite. We really enjoyed our visit and will certainly be returning.

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s
London
126 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was my second time at the restaurant. Both times I chose steak (t-bone the first time and steak with habanero butter more recently). They were cooked to perfection each time. The creamy potatoes were nice too.

My friends chose from the pre theatre menu and went for the chicken tortillas and vegetarian tortillas which they loved. Fajita mains were ok.

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S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food is average. Service was awful.
Went for a 2 course pre theatre menu but the food took so long we didn't have time for the dessert! Food v overpriced. Go to Dishoom next door instead!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!! Loved the guacamole selection and a mixed variety of entradas and main. Slightly disappointed with the churros, they were too oily.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and good ambience

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D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

A bit noisy around, customers in the table next to us were shouting instead of speaking

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SD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Lousy tasteless bland food..I mean hullo...were in a Mexican restaurant !!!??? Portions are tiny, irregular fillings..fillings also are just filled with half fillings..trying to be different..but guys youve got it all wrong !

Also when bookings for 2 people..you dont give a bar seating..when 50% of the restaurant is empty..!!

You dont treat me well..theres noway im coming back..youve just lost a customer..!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Worst Mexican restaurant in London. Extremely expensive, very small portions, tasteless, doesn't feel like a Mexican at all. We ordered 2 pre-theatre menus. Tacos de platano, greasy and raw inside fried plantain dough with beans inside??? (I could even tell if there was something inside). Pulled pork mini buns, which were like tasteless burgers. For main: marinated ribs, which were the dryest ribs I ever tried and rib-eye tacos, really a scam. For dessert they have a brownie with boiling caramel. I dont know who was the genius that put together brownie + boiling caramel, but its really dabgerous, my fiance burnt his tongue really bad.
Recommendation: Wahacas is 100 times more tasty and cheaper.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, very good service

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food, great atmosphere, central location

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IG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We dined at Cantons Laredo after a visit to the theatre so didn't arrive until 22:00. Our welcome was warm & we found all the staff that we encountered to be friendly.
The speed of service was good & the food was of an excellent standard.
Overall an enjoyable experience.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, fab food, well looked after. Highly recommended.

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N
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had lunch with a friend. Have eaten here many times so have not been disappointed as yet. It was very quiet but I guess, being the Easter hols. and all the road works and building works, it has inevitably had an impact.

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GS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, modern twist on Mexican fare, pleasant environment, a little pricey

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HK
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food & great service, the only negative I have is you are quite packed in as the tables are close together

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service. Amazing frozen margaritas. Definetely have one if you like margaritas. I had the raspberry one. Fresh guacamole is tasty but probably not worth the money. We also had steak fajita which was the best i had in a very long time. Would definitely recommend.

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GO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and amazing food!

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RI
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, favourite thing was the fresh guacamole that they prepare in front of you, definitely recommend!

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stumbled across this restaurant a few years ago and it’s now our ‘go to’ whenever we are in town. The table side guacamole is literally the freshest thing you will ever eat!
Always save room for the sizzling chocolate brownie 😋

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DS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was good although service wasn’t very attentive and quite expensive for what it was. The margaritas were a bit too thin on the alcohol!

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GG
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
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 on 16 February 2019
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
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
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 on 14 February 2019
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
194 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
8 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
3 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
19 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
6 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
5 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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