ExcellentAn overall great place to have lunch or dinner. It's value for money especially if you go for one of the set menus which include all the best stuff. Great service, friendly and helpful. For central London this is as good as it gets20/05/2013 00:00:00Best Mex everThe food in Laredo is stunning. Forget what you think Mexican food is like, this menu is a real treat, and whilst perhaps the dishes did not all originate in Mexico, they have a genuine Mexican flavour with top quality ingredients. On this, our second visit, I went fairly traditional, with Enchiladas Veracruz (chicken) whilst my wife chose a more adventurous dish. Last time we had the mixed taster plate to start and followed with fajitas. On both occasions we started with the guacamole, made at our table, and drank Margaritas and a sensibly-priced Argentinian Malbec. This time we were post theatre and the service was perfectly paced and efficient without even a hint of that self-conciously overattentive sycophancy you can get. Loved it!17/05/2013 00:00:00Went there with two friendsWent there with two friends and we all really enjoyed the food, surroundings and the cocktails. The place is very well decorated, the service was friendly and welcoming. However, it is not cheap, but very good quality food - teh set price menu is good value IMHO. There are a couple of veggi choices on the set price menu too (Fajita's were really nice). There is also a separate Vegetarian menu as well which has a very good choice of starters, mains and side dishes - you can see more from their web site www.cantinalaredo.co.uk11/05/2013 00:00:00Excellent restaurantWe always enjoy a meal at cantina Loredo. When we come up to the City. The good food and excellent service in the heart of London is amazing. It is always worth booking in advance as its very popular. But you can always pop in at the last minute and wait for a table at the bar and enjoy one of their fabulous Margarita's. the best in London in my opinion.11/05/2013 00:00:00very nice all roundWe had a very nice meal at this restaurant the service, food and ambience were excellent. Reasonable value for money. I would definately re-visit.11/05/2013 00:00:00This our second visit andThis our second visit and it was as good as the first. We like the way we can ignore all the suggestions and just pick a few dishes as we want them and then share them around.
Churos to die for!08/05/2013 00:00:00Always a good choiceYummm for Cantina. Me and the girls like to gather here for drinks and good foor. Its in a good area too, so there is nightlife after dinner.
Love it.02/05/2013 00:00:00Good veggie Mexican foodBooked this place as my girlfriend loves mexican food and this seemed to have a great vegetarian menu for both of us ... and was not disappointed, a good and wide choice of tasty vegetarian options.
Warm nachos for starters with guacamole made right in front of you, followed by a burrito and sizzling fajita ... all of which were very good. Wouldn't recommend the starter tacos, but everything else was very tasty.
We ate so much that we couldnt try the desserts, which was a real shame, but gives us an excuse to come back and try the avocado ice cream next time!Have to highlight the excellent service as well by Grace, cheerful, polite, always at hand when needed ... all in all, a great dinner and experience.02/05/2013 00:00:00Great food but a little priceyGreat food here, love Mexican anyway but here it's even better than usual. Not cheap though! Also just a tad noisy for me with background music a shade too loud and speakers everywhere.01/05/2013 00:00:00Pleasant surroundings, generousPleasant surroundings, generous portions and everything was delicious and seemed to be authentic Mexican. We had the pre-theatre menu and there were plenty of choices - it was difficult to decide. Would recommend.29/04/2013 00:00:00Great restaurantGreat food, great service, great ambiance in a great location!28/04/2013 00:00:00Great service, relaxed atmosphereAn enjoyable meal in a relaxed, unleashed atmosphere. We were a group of 6 most of whom arrived late but staff were very accommodating and we ended up staying for 4 hours with no rushing. Really friendly waiters and attentive service. Food good - enjoyed the freshly made guacamole but found the fajitas slightly bland. Good white wine at reasonable price, prosecco at almost twice the price was expensive.27/04/2013 00:00:00We went to Cantina LaredoWe went to Cantina Laredo for a pre theatre lunch on Sat 27 April. It was our first visit to the restaurant, and the service was first class from the outset. The menu was explained to us and the food was excellent......delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would advise booking in advance, as they were very busy, and deservedly so.27/04/2013 00:00:00Fun for that Special night outWent out with girl friends to celebrate 50th Birthday. This place has a good atmosphere and is always bust. Good service, they make guacamole at table! Good choice of food, rather expensive but good for treat. Nice wine and lovely sweets which we shared even had advocado ice cream.We had comfy booth and had plenty of time no rush to leave even though Friday night at busy.26/04/2013 00:00:00Our server was awesome! TheOur server was awesome! The guacamole was made fresh at the table. The dinner was the best we had in London. :)26/04/2013 00:00:00great food-try the 'ritas and guacBeen here twice now and excited to go back. Food is great, service has been solid, and menu gives you a lot of options.Dining is comfortable, a bit loud (but as expected in a popular place), but great atmosphere. The biggest thing preventing this place from getting top marks is the value for the price. The value is good, but they could do a few small things to make it worth 5 stars. Examples include (a) chips/salsa comes with a great salsa but a pretty small bowl of chips. Extra chips? Sure, for £1. Given how few you get to start, it's silly. (b) Margaritas? Great taste, but size is a bit small for £9.50. Yet they have awesome quesadillas for under £6 and to-die-for desserts for £5. Those are the best. Just needs more consistency19/04/2013 00:00:00Delicious!Our evening meal at Cantina Laredo was fantastic! The food was delicious and the service excellent, prices were reasonable considering it is Central London and we had three courses. Must be tried if you love Mexican food!13/04/2013 00:00:00Nice meal at Cantina LaredoWe had a lovely meal pre-theatre, the food and atmosphere were very good and the waitress was excellent, a lovely evening, would highly recommend.09/04/2013 00:00:00Really nice atmosphere andReally nice atmosphere and food. A lot of choice on the menu and the servers were brilliant and attentive.07/04/2013 00:00:00Absolutely fabThis is the best Mexican food I have had. The service and quality of food was amazing. Would defo recommend07/04/2013 00:00:00Very Good Mexican near to theatresMy wife and I went here for lunch prior to seeing the Book of Mormon. Service was very friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. Highly recommend starting with the top end guacamole - made at your table and very, very tasty.
Mains were also good and slightly more high end than your typical burrito/fajita joint (although you can get those as well).
Recommended for a group, per theatre or just lunch on a day out in London.06/04/2013 00:00:00Great service and smart restaurantWe booked for a pre theatre meal, the restaurant was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. Service was great the waitress helped with the meal choices. I would recommend the Pescados Tacos, very tasty fish served on soft tortillas. There is a good choice of cocktails, plenty to appeal on the food menu and all fairly priced for a central London restaurant.06/04/2013 00:00:00Great experienceWe visited this restaurant on recommendation from friends. The ambiance and staff were great, half price cocktails were a bonus and delicious! The only 1 criticism I would have was that my mushroom enchilada was a little dry, hence only a 4 star rating for the food. In all though, perfect portion sizes, great staff and drinks so an all round lovely experience.03/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent value pre-theatre menuService was excellent,good menu to choose from for pre-theatre,really good value at £16.95 for 2 courses,portions were quite big too.margaritas were great! We will would definately return!31/03/2013 00:00:00Pricey but worth it!I love Cantina Laredo, it always has friendly staff and a fun atmosphere! The food is outstanding too - its expensive but totally worth it. The top shelf guacamole is a must, delicious! And the casabel chicken tacos were lovely, as were the pescado tacos too! And as for the churros for dessert......just amazing! Would wholeheartedly recommend to everyone and we are definitely going back!30/03/2013 00:00:00Superb Mexican!We've been to this restaurant 3 times now and they never fail to impress. Food is lovely and staff friendly. The only negative point on this occasion was the staff were a little too attentive. They asked if we were ready to order about 2 minutes after we'd sat down and as we were there with friend we hadn't seen for a while it was a little too quick. Other than that brilliant night out again!30/03/2013 00:00:00Cantina loredoBrilliant - good ambience, service attentive but not too full on, food excellent. love having guacamole made at the table!! It might be a bit pricey for some and I certainly wouldn't eat there unless a special occasion or business meal.27/03/2013 00:00:00Not like any other MexicanThe best mexican I have ever had, and I love mexican. I tend to make it myself now to make sure it's nice. Now I don't need to as this restaurant does it way better than I can. A really nice, friendly and helpful waitress made us feel very welcome and relaxed.The food was so well presented and tasty, not your usual blob of refried beans. Such a wide variety to choose from too. I will definately be going back.26/03/2013 00:00:00I took my partner here forI took my partner here for his birthday. We both enjoyed the meal very much & the service was excellent!24/03/2013 00:00:00Great food and great margaritas!!!Great food and great margaritas!!! My favourite Mexican restaurant in London.20/03/2013 00:00:00Never let us down!We must have been to Cantina Laredo about ten times in the last 18 months and every time has been a pleasure. The food is excellent, clearly uses good ingredients and you can't beat the guacamole made at your table. Menu options are a bit more interesting than the routine Mexican dishes and we haven't had any disappointments. Although it's quite large and generally busy (though they limit bookings, so walk-in potential is good, especially if you avoid pre-theatre), which means they have a large waiting staff, every single one of them has been really friendly, warm and helpful. The styling is comfortable as well as smart and it always feels that there is someone behind the scenes who cares enough to make sure standards are kept up.20/03/2013 00:00:00A rare good mexicanLovely mexican food, relaxed atmosphere, brilliant service.19/03/2013 00:00:00Was a great option for a pre-theatrWas a great option for a pre-theatre dinner - quick service, spacious, modern decor and good food. Would certainly go again.18/03/2013 00:00:00Good food quality, nice staffI was there on a saturday evening. The place was full.
The quality of the food is really good, above average mexican restaurants in London. Guacamole is very good and tasty, prepared in front of the client. Enchiladas del mar were really excellent, as well as carnitas tacos.
On the negative side: too noisy. Next to us there was a group of six persons who didn't stop laughing and talking really loud. Nobody from the staff said anything, and it was really annoying for the rest of the clients.16/03/2013 00:00:00ExpensiveNevertheless, Quality not quantity, and worth ever £!16/03/2013 00:00:00amazing food!My first visit and i will definitely be going back! Loved the guacomole being made in front of me, delicious cocktails and the churros for dessert are to die for!13/03/2013 00:00:00Birthdays are for celebrating!Dinner was lovely, very tasty, and imaginative dishes. We have eaten there before and would eat there again.11/03/2013 00:00:00Amazing serviceThis is a really popular place with the amount of people queuing to get a table. The service was really good. Our waiter was attentive to our needs and really friendly. The ceviche and the botanas platters to share (starter) was tasty. I would definitely order them again when I back at the restaurant.09/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent quality foodExcellent service and very friendly staff.
Food was of a great standard09/03/2013 00:00:00ExcellentWith my American wife, who is craving made-to-order Guac we became regulars here. It is the best Mexican food in London and the Guac has passed the US taste test with flying colours. Brilliant.09/03/2013 00:00:00Great Mexican placeGreat place to try mexican, staff is really nice and welcoming!
Do not miss the Margarita, the Guacamole live starter and if you like Fajita, hit it!06/03/2013 00:00:00Hola Cantina LaredoOrder the guacamole. It is made in front of you and tastes divine! Food was delivered quickly, but you did not feel at all rushed. It felt like the wait staff were watching you to catch exactly the right moment to serve your next course or to see if you needed another drink. The restaurant gets a little noisy and crowded, but it's because people are having an enjoyable experience. The food is classic Mexican - not cheap and cheerful Mexican. Lovely!05/03/2013 00:00:00Great foodA lovely restaurant and some ery impressive mexican food. Went on a Saturday lunchtime with my son and the restaurant was quiet. The food is excellent - we'll be back!02/03/2013 00:00:00Top shelf Guac all the way!The food here is only outshined by the excellent service. Pacing and presentation are pared with friendly and helpful servers. While the prices may seem high, the quality of the food and service is worth it. We eat here every time we're in London, and it has never failed to be excellent - never. The chicken fajitas and carnitas tacos are our favorites, but everything we've had here has been wonderfully tasty.01/03/2013 00:00:00Particularly good guacamoleParticularly good guacamole made at the table, much enjoyed the fajitas and tapas. It was very quick to arrive and made for a great dining experience.24/02/2013 00:00:00One happy husband on his Birthday!My husband and I have been to Cantina Laredo on 2 previous occasions and have loved the whole dining experience each time. This time it was my husband's birthday and we met with another couple of friends on a busy Saturday night (have learnt to definitely make reservations, especially if on a Friday/Saturday evening!) who had not been to Catina Laredo before and who dine out at top restaurants often, and we all LOVED the whole evening! The food, as always, was amazing. A must-have is the Top Shelf Guacamole starter! I have it every time! Their signature 'Casa Rita' margaritas are DIVINE and we asked our lovely waitress to keep them coming!! It was a celebration after all! All in all we had an extra special night!23/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent restaurant withExcellent restaurant with great food and service. Will be going again and soon!17/02/2013 00:00:00Superb Food and ServiceThe food was absolutely amazing, I've never had a steak as large as that before (rib eye). The service was very good, very friendly and explained everything well. We arrived early and had a drink in the bar which was very chaotic with no where to sit and we were all squashed in like sardines however they seated us at our table 15 minutes early which was great.
The only negative was that we were in the far back room of the restaurant in the corner which was extremely loud. Next time we go we are going to request to sit in the front half of the restaurant.
I would definitely recommend trying this little gem out. Its definitely one of Londons hidden secrets in the West End.16/02/2013 00:00:00really good dinnerhad an amazing time at this restaurant. the food was absolutely yummy scrummy and service was amazing. the food tasted fresh and quite healthy. the top shelf guacomole starter was made fresh right in front of us which was a nice touch. cocktails were sooo good! the only negative thing was the price was little bit high from our side but regardless an amazing experience and would recommend to everyone to try it least once. Perfect place for a nice a special occasion dinner!16/02/2013 00:00:00Not your usual Mexican!I booked this restaurant after reading great reviews on-line and was not disappointed. We had our 10 year old son with us so had an earlier sitting (18:45), the restaurant was still busy and the staff were very friendly and charming.
The starters were fresh and the ingredients were obviously of good quality.
The mains were beautiful, with tender steak and chicken, juicy prawns and sauces that developed on the palate.
The margaritas were delicious.
All in all a great evening, with a lovely atmosphere. Would return when in London again.16/02/2013 00:00:00