Cantina Laredo

4.1
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1300 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mexican

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About

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
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

On arrival for our reservation we found the restaurant was closed for a refurb

VK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant has closed and no longer exists at this location. Why is Open Table still taking bookings???

EP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Prompt and attentive service with a waiter who gave us a complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as always.

t
London
36 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Imaginative and tasty modern Mexican with great flavours and style. Delicious cocktails. Good selection of choices on the set menu.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Drinks were not great and neither was food :(

PG
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pre theatre dinner. Excellent food. Somewhat pricey but expected in this area of the city

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Very poor dining and service experience. For example I had ordered chicken fajitas. The meat was hard, dry and the dish generally tasteless. The staff forgot our order on two separate instances, and we had to remind them that we had placed the order.

CD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favourite Mexican place in London, hands down. It is always excellent.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The staff were lovely, very accommodating when we arrived late for a pre theatre meal. The food itself was pricy for what it was, and I've definitely had much better Mexican food elsewhere. A real shame.

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything about the visit was excellent apart from the attitude of the small girl on the front desk.

She refused to seat me until my companion arrived (fortunately she was soon overridden by her manager).

While at the bar I was approached by another patron who has heard what she said and whispered “what is with her attitude”.

Not suited at all for customer service.

The food was, as ever, delicious. The waitress was very accommodating- taking our order before my companion arrived - she arrived JUST as the guacamole was being placed on the table!

We made our show, which was very important.

MB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Great meal and pleasant ambience spoiled by a rude waiter. All other staff fantastic but he was not. One bad apple...

L
London
20 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Innovative Mexican food, bit pricey and slow (oh so slow) service, even with the restaurant three quarters empty

B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The meat was tough and the overall standard of food is not satisfactory.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Every time I have been here the toilets are absolutely horrendous. I don’t know who are using them but they have been utterly disgusting. Makes what would otherwise be a nice meal out in to a poor experience.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food cocktails a little expensive

NP
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great atmosphere and helpful friendly staff. Lovely environment to relax and enjoy your meal.

P
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food is delicious, a bit loud and crowded, very good and quick food service, the drinks service is slow.

PS
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Booked an early table for dinner. When we arrived there was one other table eating. The host places us next to them so we asked to move. Sat at another table for two and low and behold, 2 mins later, they placed someone next to us. In an empty restaurant. Food was average. The chicchiron on the guacamole were stale, the pork belly tacos lovely, the remainder was forgettable.

RO
London
18 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very good restaurant. The food was good and the service excellent.

NJ
London
16 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant incorrectly marked me as a no show which I then had to rectify with open table. Other than that, the service was ok, although some of the waiters were waiting around outside for some bizarre reason and not to greet people coming in. The guacamole and dessert were delicious. However the mains were very average and pretty bland. We were advised on a signature dish (tempura prawns) which were uninspiring. They say you can’t get great Mexican food in London and unfortunately CL does not buck this trend.

CH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best TexMex food I have found in London! The guacamole, queso and steak fajitas were all very good.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Slow and t

NW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Super friendly staff, food was very tasty and the mocktails divine. Maybe a little on the pricey side, but worth it.

EG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

A bit over priced

MB
London
7 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!

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

Great place but a little pricey for Mexican food!

RO
London
18 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.

s
London
134 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.

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!

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.

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

Great service and good ambience

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

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..!

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.

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

Good food, very good service

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

Good food, great atmosphere, central location

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.

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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