Cantina Laredo

4.2
1203 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of Operation


Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm

Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7420 0630
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Closest Tubes are Leicester Square and Covent Garden
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Lunch & Pre Theatre: 2 courses £24

From a set menu, 3 courses £27.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 May 2018

Ends: 14 August 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00-18:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

Reviews from verified diners
1,203 reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
48%
Very Good
34%
Good
9%
Fair
5%
Poor
3%
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not as good as the two last visits.

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MB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing visit - and we have been many times, it is one of our favorite restaurants in the West End, and we often take visitors there. But not after this experience. The service was appalling - they clearly were not coping with the volume of patrons, but this was 6pm in the West End, they should have been better prepared. We has almost finished our food when my wine arrived, the signature guacamole dish was terrible (usually a highlight) - badly (very hastily) prepared, bits of avocado left in which one would ordinarily leave out as "damaged", very lumpy and stringy. The other dishes were again not up to the usual standard - and overall, just plain disappointing. We also had another couple seated almost on top of us - tables uncomfortably close together - which was unnecessary given that the restaurant wasn't all that full, and it impeded our ability to continue our private conversation. All in all, we probably won't go back - which is sad, because we've always looked forward to going to Cantina Laredo.

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j
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We were at the restaurant for a Business Meeting. The service was terrible, and it was almost impossible to get any waiters attention. The drinks took ages to come every time we ordered them. The food was very bland.

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b
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Place was bustling if not a little too loud. Menu was ambitious and interesting. Service was pretty good and the servers were friendly. Some of the food missed the mark but the guacamole was excellent

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FL
London
16 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food! Great guacamole and cocktails! Love it here

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing service as always. Not sure why I didn't get my 1000points?

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j
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The guacamole was divine...will be back soon! The service was excellent and the restaurant was spacious

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JK
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good - lots of vegetarian and gluten free options which was required by members of my dining party. Food was tasty. Service was slow and a bit inattentive but they were friendly. If you re not in a rush it’s not much of an issue but we did have moments when our drinks ran dry.

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JL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Sadly the food didn't have much flavor, the service was extremely slow when ordering drinks and waiters and waitresses managed to smash 3 glasses in the 2 hours we were in there. It's certainly not baby friendly as it's quite loud but that's quite common in London restaurants. When we complained they didn't offer anything other than a emotionless apology and when you're paying £150 for a meal you expect them to care about the customers opinion. I wrote a formal complaint to the management and received an email back quizzing every opinion I had and even referred to CCTV footage to argue that it only took them 15 minutes to make a G&T. Madness! They obviously don't understand the hospitality industry and it's quite sad that people are that rude to paying customers. I would NEVER eat here again and urge anyone thinking about booking to go find a proper Mexican restaurant that care about what their customer thinks. 1/10

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h
London
24 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely friendly staff. Service could not be faulted. I thoroughly enjoyed my dishes. My vegetarian friends were very happy too.

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OT
Newcastle
11 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was not as good as the last time we visited, mojitos were excellent!

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OT
London
22 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Extremely good mexican food (best in town I think), ambience is fresh, simple and smart. Very good cocktails. Not cheap but worthy.

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E
London
138 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very good guacamole, all the ones I have tried have always been excellent. Other dishes generally fine, but overall the bill came to a bit more than anticipated probably because some of the portions are quite small. Good range of drinks.

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SD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A planned evening with friends, thoroughly enjoyed our evening at this great restaurant.

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LK
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A nice meal and good service - good for pre theatre dining

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was tasteless.

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j
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

When I am in London, I try to visit Cantina Laredo. This place has the best Mexican food in London. Unfortunately, this time the service was extremely terrible. The waitress took my drink and firsts order then was not be seen for quite a while. Once she took my main order, it came out quickly but then again she disappeared and had to wait for the check. I am hoping this is an anomaly and will give them another try.

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l
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Guacamole was the best ever! Pomegranate margarita delicious too.

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KL
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with family and friends for Sunday lunch. Very tasty food, friendly and efficient service. The frozen margaritas are delicious. Will be going back.

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n
London
41 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience and we only had time for the 1 hour pre-theatre menu. Classic guacamole made at the table, delightful cocktails, generous tapas portions and amazing flavours and presentation too. We will be back!

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C
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good, service, food, ambience! Our guests arrived first and when checking in did not have our reservation. Luckily for us they did have a table.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

This is an upmarket restaurant so we expected gourmet Mexican food. All the dishes that me and my friends ordered were not that great and none of us were impressed. The starters were quite bland, the mains lacked flavour and the desserts were quite large that we immediately knew that we were not about to tuck into delicious food.

Sorry for the harsh review guys but this is not gourmet Mexican food. Customers are better going elsewhere...

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always here. Great atmosphere and staff extreme nice and friendly.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the pre-theatre fixed price menu. Good value for Covent Garden. The fajitas were very good and enjoyed the churros and the frozen margaritas.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to CL several times pre theatre and have always had a very enjoyable experience. On this occasion we were served by Mariano who maintained the normal high levels of service as well as instructing a trainee.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Amazing food!

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RS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service food and ambience all first class. Have gone several times and consistently excellent. Highly recommended.

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q
London
73 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is a mexican restaurant with difference. They make guacamole at your table.

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k
London
21 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fabulous food but service not great. Would certainly eat here again though.

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r
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food will definitely be returning. The starter was made in front of us and tasted delicious.

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TH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic family meal during easter weekend. Food was fantastic especially the choice of smaller bites. Cocktails were especially nice. Would highly recommend and will be back the next time I’m in London with family.

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LD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Catching up with family. Great food, friendly and professional service. Would recommend and definitely go again!

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R
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bottomless brunch - excellent value
Food is absolutely delicious especially mini pork tacos
Good service
Would recommend and will return

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NR
London
49 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very friendly staff and the bottomless brunch is great value. Tasty food, but portions aren't huge. Would go again.

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GG
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food quality was terrible. Experience and service even worse

They bought our mains out while we were still eating our starters and instead of apologising they got into a strop about taking it back

Wouldn't recomended it

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K
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I went for the veg choices this time, there wasn't too much to choose from. However as usual thoroughly enjoyed the guacamole.

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AM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there a few times! Good margaritas and tasty food! Friendly happy staff.

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L
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff, lovely food, great amosphere

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HW
Cumbria
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb service. We had a great night as the food, as always, was superb.

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o
London
23 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, good fun, good service, excellent margeritas

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