Cantina Laredo

4.2
1224 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Fun
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
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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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 1224 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
1 review
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
1 review
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
8 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
2 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
1 review
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
7 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
3 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
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not value for money

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

Very nice Mexican food, not justifying the prices though. The cocktails were quite average.

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

They changed the chef and it sucks now. They also took ages to take our orders.

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E
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This was a second attempt at visiting. The first one (pre-renovation) was equally disappointing. Shame. Food was expensive and average at best. Having lived both in California and Mexico and as a lover of the cuisine, I was sorely disappointed. We had to send several dishes back. Lackluster and overcooked. Wouldn't recommend. Won't be dining there again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Not enough waiter staff

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Friendly service, just a couple of slow moments. But overall Excellent. Will go back.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

When we arrived (having booked) we each had to give my name and time of booking three times. The person at the front desk wasn't listening or paying attention so we had to keep repeating ourselves. This was really irritating and bad customer service. We had to wait a while to be served however the food came out quickly and was very tasty. We have been here a few times and always enjoyed it. However, we will not be going back as we do not enjoy being ignored by staff who were clearly not interested in providing good customer service.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not as good as the two last visits.

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MB
Las Vegas
5 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
14 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
14 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
London
3 reviews
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
152 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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n
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was tasteless.

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j
Los Angeles
51 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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CC
N. Ireland
2 reviews
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
18 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
43 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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