Cantina Laredo

10 Upper St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DL - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7420 0630

Cantina Laredo Restaurant In London
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Overall 9.5
Food 10.0
Service 10.0
Atmosphere 9.0
Value 9.0
Based on 1 reviews

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This Is London

Fay Maschler - 1/5

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - After picking at tiger prawn flautas - I thought that was the effect of re-fried beans - my companion said 'I'm not going to hold this against you'. When we then shared carnitas, described as braised pork shanks with chipotle wine sauce, he added, 'I can't remember a meal this bad.' Even the margaritas seemed phoney. The one star is for the sweet and smiling service from Carole.

The Independent

Tracey MacLeod - 6/15

Saturday, July 24, 2010 - The sheer size of our starters, each vast bowl packed with redundant chopped lettuce and other bulking agents, confirmed that this wasn't going to be an exquisite fine dining experience. Quesadillas stuffed with gooey Oaxaca cheese, mushrooms and caramelised onions offered a flavour experience straight out of Pizza Express. Cilantro chicken salad, made with several kilos of grilled chicken, black beans and avocado, also failed to deliver any of the expected jolts of flavour.

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My husband and I went with our good friends and popped into Cantina Laredo on the off chance they would have a table for 4. Our waiter was attentive and offered brilliant advice, as we wanted various dishes to share. The guacamole which was prepared at the table was so wonderfully fresh and spicy. For those wanting an extra kick, a dish of freshly chopped chillies is available. The food was great and we all agreed that it was the best Mexican restaurant we had been to in London. A great all round experience. It was our first visit but will not be the last!
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Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9
Thursday, September 12, 2013

I am Mexican living in London and only went there because a couple of non-mexican friends really wanted to try it out. Hear this: Nothing in the food is authentic mexican and obvioulsy even less "gourmet". I would say it comes close to the American 'tex-mex' style. Regardless about the authenticity, the food tastes horrible and is expensive. The mediocre service provides a very bizarre atmosphere.
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Overall rating 0 stars
Food 0 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

We went to cantina laredo on sunday....all 5 of us had great time fantastic food guacamole really recomended and enchiladas too...also fantastic margaritas (huge sized...yummmmy) we all loved it:)...our waitress katrina was amaizing gave a lot of fun and fantastic memories....we ll be back soon:)
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Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 9
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Visited when it first open. It was bad then and it's the same now. Maybe it's ok if you're a tourist or you've just stumbled out of one of Leicester Square's less glamorous bars, BUT if you like food, and especially if you've ever had real Mexican food, you will be disappointed. The prices are too high for food that struggles even to reach the standards of Wahaca, which is also underwhelming. The guac made at the table is the best example of this rip off. Service was friendly and they have a good range of tequila BUT I wish the food was better and the prices were actually in line with the quality. Not recommended. Hundreds of better options nearby.
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Overall rating 4 stars
Food 3 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 1
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What a fantastic restaurant! This is by far the best the mexican in london. The guacamole is delightful and when washed down with a frozen margarita or a cheeky tequila is a winning combination!

The owners are often there to chat to you which is a nice touch and rare for a quality restaurant in london. I've been here with friends, family and for business and it's been suitable for all occasions - I can't recommend it enough.
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Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10
Sunday, April 08, 2012

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Cheese and Biscuits

Cheese and Biscuits - 5/10

Thursday, July 08, 2010 - None of the food was actively disgusting or cooked badly (apart from the chicken) or even anything less than tasty, it just wasn't worth anywhere near the prices they're charging...If our meal had been half the price, it would just about have been worth it - there's nothing not to enjoy about Mexican cuisine when it's competently cooked and served with a smile. But 80 for two comes with a weight of expectation regarding presentation, ingredients and atmosphere that really wasn't in evidence last night.

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