7 Top Mexican Restaurants In London for Tasty Tacos and Tequila

Embark on a culinary adventure through the vibrant flavors of Mexico at these top-rated Mexican restaurants in London.

Updated on:
December 8, 2023
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7 Top Mexican Restaurants In London for Tasty Tacos and Tequila
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There's nothing like the smell of fresh tortillas, baja fish, or tacos to get your tummy rumbling. Undoubtedly, Mexican cuisine is the easiest way to spice up any meal of the day.

With zesty seasonings, fresh ingredients, and bold flavour, little comes close. Fortunately, there are ample options for great Mexican food in London.

That's right. Choosing dinner just got a lot more fun.

Whether sipping on tequila cocktails at London Bridge or feasting on burritos in Notting Hill, these iconic Mexican restaurants will refresh your dining with new and exciting tastes.

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1. Upstairs at La Bodega Negra

Upstairs at La Bodega Negra

Upstairs at La Bodega Negra is a must if you’re craving tacos. The ground floor serves authentic Mexican-style street food with guacamole, burritos, tacos, and tortilla chips. Plus, it’s a two-in-one—the basement offers a secret tequila den with some of the finest mezcals, tequilas, and margaritas in London.

Upstairs is notorious for some of the best gatherings around, and a wild, fun-loving atmosphere. It's a special place to let loose and enjoy the night in a vibrant atmosphere. Plus, don’t miss the drag brunch every second Saturday. 

Opening hours

Mondays: Closed

Tuesday: 17:00 - 23:00 (kitchen closed at 22:00)

Wednesday: 12:00 - 23:00 (kitchen closes at 22:00)

Thursday: 12:00 - 00:00 (kitchen closes at 23:00)

Friday to Saturday: 12:00 - 1:00 (kitchen closes at 23:00)

Sundays: Closed

💡Available for last-minute bookings on Ambl
Tuesday:
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday:
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday to Saturday:
12:00 - 23:00

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Birthday catering
  • Toilets
  • WIFI

Menu 

Check out the amazing food and cocktails menus at Upstairs at La Bodega Negra.

Address

📍16 Moor Street, London UK

2. El Camion

El Camion

If you're looking for a relaxed bar with exotic drinks, excellent service, and delicious Mexican dishes like quesadillas de carnitas, tacos, and more, then it's time to take a trip to Soho's restaurant scene to hit up El Camion.

Tucked away, it has an exclusive air to it, almost like you've found a special tequila den in Mexico City. Spontaneous, free, and a little mysterious—there is nothing but good vibes at El Camion.

With a great regular crowd and friendly staff, it's the perfect place for a casual date, having a drink with your mates, or even a quick solo pit-stop before hitting the Soho bar scene.

Opening hours 

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 3:00

Sunday: Closed

💡Available for last-minute bookings on Ambl
Monday to Saturday
: 12:00 - 2:45

Facilities

  • Air conditioning

Menu 

Check out El Camino’s main menu.

Address

📍25-27 Brewer Street, London, UK

3. El Pastor

 El Pastor

Home-made tortillas? Yes, please. The corn used in El Pastor’s tacos is heritage Mexican corn sourced from farmers in Mexico—helping the El Pastor family deliver on its mission to honour and recreate the best of the food and extremely good times to be found in Mexico City. 

Known for its authentic, mouth-watering tacos and salsas and laid-back vibes, El Pastor is the ideal spot to relax with delicious food and great company (that second part’s on you, though). 

Opening hours 

Monday: 17:00 - 23:00

Tuesday: 12:00 - 23:00

Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 1:30

Sunday:12:00 - 20:00

💡Available for last-minute bookings on Ambl 
Monday:
17:00 - 22:45
Tuesday to Saturday:
12:00 - 22:45
Sunday:
12:00 - 19:45

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Baby changing
  • Bar
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Dog-friendly
  • Gender-neutral toilet
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet
  • WIFI

Menu 

Check out El Pastor's food menu and their Mezcal menu for the perfect dinner and drinks combination.

Address

📍 66-70 Brewer Street, London UK

4. Amiga London

Amiga london

Bold and colorful, yet relaxed and warm. Everything about Amiga has been designed to give you an authentic Mexican culinary experience right from London.

We recommend the Barbacoa beef tacos—they’re six hours in the making, and you can tell. Tender and delicious is an understatement—give them a try.

In the mood for something veggie? The crispy cauliflower al pastor tacos are súper tasty. And the drinks, you ask? Just as inspiring—the signature cocktails are perfect for a date night or relaxing with your mates.

Opening hours 

Monday to Thursday: 17:00 - 00:00

Friday to Saturday: 17:00 - 2:00

Sunday: 17:00 - 00:00

💡Available for last-minute bookings on Ambl 
Tuesday to Thursday:
17:00 - 23:45
Sunday:
17:00 - 23:45

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Birthday catering
  • Child friendly
  • Spanish-spoken
  • Toilets
  • WIFI

Menu 

Check out Amiga London's main menu for their signature dishes.

Address

📍 Battersea Rise, London UK, SW11 1EG

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5. Cheeky Chicos

cheeky chicos

Looking for a laid-back atmosphere, tasty tacos, and happy hour margarita pitchers? Cheeky Chicos will be right up your street. It’s a quick and easy way to scratch that taco itch.

The menu offers a variety of different dishes to choose from—including belly pork tostadas and slow-cooked rib tacos. If you’re trying to cater to picky eaters, Cheeky Chicos has an option for everyone. 

While Cheeky Chicos may not be the go-to for authentic, traditional Mexican food, it’s definitely a good spot for soaking up the ambiance, sipping on countless cocktails, and enjoying some tasty treats.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 23:00

Saturday:  10:30 - 23:00

Sunday: 10:30 - 22:00

💡Available for last-minute bookings on Ambl 
Monday to Friday:
12:00 - 22:45
Saturday:
11:00 - 22:45
Sunday:
11:00 - 21:45

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Child friendly
  • Dog-friendly
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Spanish-spoken
  • Toilets
  • WIFI

Menu 

Check out their main menu, including a mini taco menu with lots of variations of this popular dish.

Address

📍 Ash Ave, London SE17 1GQ, UK

6. Los Mochis

Los Mochis

Where Tokyo meets Tulum’—Los Mochis is perfect if you’re looking for an innovative take on your favourite Mexican food. Step out of your comfort zone with a restaurant that blends Mexican and Japanese cuisine. 

Yep, Los Mochis serves both Japanese and Mexican dishes for a Pan-Pacific experience like no other. At Los Mochis, these two cuisines meet to create complex flavours that are always evolving. The outside terrace is a great spot to relax, and the people-watching is second only to London’s top rooftops.

Plus, it’s also a way to support the community. When dining on one-of-a-kind chipotle miso soup or wagyu carne tataki, you'll also be supporting the community—Los Mochis provides a meal for the less fortunate via The Felix Project London for every meal you buy.

Opening hours 

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 00:00

Saturday: 9:30 - 00:00

Sunday: 9:30 - 23:00

💡Available for last-minute bookings on Ambl
Monday to Wednesday:
12:00 - 15:45 / 17:00 - 23:45
Thursday to Friday:
12:00 - 15:45
Saturday:
9:00 - 15:45
Sunday:
9:00 - 16:00 / 17:00 - 22:45 

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Birthday catering
  • Child friendly
  • Gender-neutral toilet
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet
  • WIFI

Menu

The a la carte menu will give you a good idea of what to expect when dining at the Los Mochis

Address

📍2-4 Farmer St, London W8 7SN, UK

7. Paladar

Paladar

Paladar is a vibrant Latin American restaurant that not only serves up delicious Mexican dishes, but also taste sensations from all over Central and Latin America. Diners can enjoy their meals in the bubbly interior or cozy exterior all year round, with the (covered) conservatory garden providing a lovely dining experience and atmosphere.

Plus, Paladar isn’t just a restaurant. Diners can also enjoy (and buy!) artworks by the up-and-coming Latin American artists that Paladar strives to platform. Paladar truly is a celebration of Latin American culture—and is well-deserving of a place on our list (even if they’re not just Mexican food). 

Opening hours 

Monday: 17:00 - 21:00

Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:45 / 17:00 - 21:45

Saturday: 12:30 - 22:00

Sunday: 12:30 - 20:00

💡Available for last-minute bookings on Ambl
Monday:
17:00 - 18:00
Tuesday to Friday:
12:00 - 14:15 / 17:00 - 18:00

Facilities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bar
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Dog friendly
  • Events catering
  • French spoken
  • Gender neutral toilet
  • Hen
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Private rooms
  • Spanish spoken
  • Stag
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi
  • Winter garden

Menu

Check out the Latin American dishes on offer at Paladar on the a la carte menu.

Address

📍4-5 London Rd, London SE1 6JZ

Find and make last-minute plans with Ambl

From the creative dishes at Los Mochis to the traditional slow-cooked barbacoa beef at Amiga, there are restaurants all over London serving Mexican food you can't help but adore. Plus, getting a table at your Mexican restaurant of choice is easy with Ambl.

Ambl allows you to make last-minute reservations at some of the best restaurants in London, so you’re never all dressed up with nowhere to go. Simply use Ambl to find restaurants, bars, and pubs near you, and make a reservation in seconds. It’s simple, easy, and shows real-time availability—what’s not to like?

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Mexican restaurant London FAQs

Can you get authentic Mexican food in London?

Definitely! Many of the Mexican restaurants on this list serve authentic Mexican food—from slow-roasted pulled pork tacos to the salsa roja, pico de gallo, and sour cream to go with them.

Where's the best Mexican food in London?

The best Mexican restaurants in London will definitely depend on your specific tastes.

For example, Los Mochis creates interesting new dishes by mixing Japanese cooking with Mexican food. In contrast, Upstairs at La Bodega Negra focuses more on street food and traditional Mexican options.