Check out Haute Living’s picks for the best Mexican restaurants in London. Muy Caliente!
1 Cantina Laredo
There aren’t many gourmet Mexican options in London, which probably explains the perennial popularity of Cantina Laredo. For a bit of stomach lining, start with a crevice of seafood—a generous serving of scallops, prawns and fish—before main dishes like pescado del dia (sea bass with coriander and citrus beurre blanc). Finish off your Mexican meal with an authentic churro.
2 Crazy Homies
A hugely popular hangout, the atmosphere at Tom Conran’s Crazy Homies is bright and warm, enticing you to hang around for hours. Fortunately, staff are friendly and have no objection to you lingering around to sip a margarita or a traditional Michelada (a Mexican beer with citrus juices, salt and seasoning) Feast on oversized burritos and quesadillas as well as hearty, wholesome salads, but be sure to save room for the house speciality: churros with chocolate dipping sauce.
Taqueria is a Mexican restaurant to enjoy during the day or later at night. At lunch time, it’s a chilled drop in restaurant, while evenings get more buzzy. Food consists of generous portions of Mexican staples—think quesadillas and refried beans—that are worth the wait. If you can manage dessert, try the Platanos con cajeta—fried plantain, ice cream, cajeta (goats milk toffee) and toasted almonds.
Wahaca sells itself on food similar to that of a Mexican street market. Food is served quickly with freshly prepared ingredients. The Covent Garden is the original Wahaca, but outposts are now scattered across London. While the food may be served quick, the funky music and lively surroundings will make you want to linger long after you finish your meal.
5 Cucarachas Cuban Cantina and Mexican Restaurant
This laid back spot offers a fusion of classic Mexican dishes including mouth watering Enchiladas, Burritos, Chimichangas and more. Cucarachas also has plenty of delicious vegetarian options for all you non-meat eaters. Even more tasty than the food is the huge selction of tequilas - Blanco, Reposado, Anejo Muy Especial!