Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in London

Everything juicy, spicy, and oh-so-delicious. This food with its own distinct character will make you feel alive. If you want to put on a sombrero and go for a energetic dance afterwards, well, we can't blame you. That's what this hot (in all terms) cuisine does to people. Yes, your guess is right, we introduce you to the best ten Mexican restaurants in London. Welcome — this traditional cuisine owns some really ancient recipes and was considered as a part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage. Don't be fooled, if you want to get the real Mexican deal here in London, visit one of the places from the list below.

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#1. Wahaca

This place is advised as one of the best London restaurants by the Mexicans themselves. Its tacos and burritos are considered as pretty good, and enchiladas are highly recommended. Most of the visitors also adore the Wahaca’s wide range of vegetarian courses, great selection of drinks — fresh juices to tequila — and lovely desserts. The restaurant has a bright and charismatic interior which helps to create the atmosphere of the never-ending Mexican holiday. Come to Wahacas (there're 10 locations) and enjoy the vibes.

 66 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HG,  119 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UL,  First Floor, One New Change, London EC2V 6AG,  Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX,  20 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8JA,  1-3 Widegate St, London E1 7ES,  1074 Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, London W12 7GB,  276 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2AA,  68 – 69 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0NY,  6 Chestnut Plaza Westfield, Stratford City, London E20 1GL

#2. Benito's Hat

Cactuses, bright colors, functional yet cozy and homey interior and some of the most delicious Mexican food in London; ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Benito’s Hat. Soft tortillas, fresh salsa, good meat, and fresh veggies — everyone will find their perfect burrito at this small restaurant chain. Some like it hot, and the Benito’s Hat’s cocktails will totally charm them. Don’t get distracted, its range of margaritas is so tempting that you can easily go overboard. On the other hand, leaving this restaurant’s drinks out would be a crime.

 19 New Row, London, WC2N 4LA,  12 Great Castle Street, London W1W 8LR,  Kings Cross Station, London N1 9AP,  56 Goodge St, London W1T 4NB,  14 St John St, London EC1M 4AY,  4-5 Market Square, Bromley BR1 1NA

#3. Mestizo

If there was a contest between Mexican restaurants in London, being judged by the Mexicans themselves, this place would win. Actually, it has won already — Mestizo took the first place in the poll voted by the London’s Mexicans. According to their words, it’s the place to feel the warm and authentic atmosphere of their beautiful home country and its food culture. A wide range of more or less exotic snacks and hot dishes, following by a good selection of tequila and various cocktails, you will love this restaurant. It’s highly recommended to give Mestizo a try on Sunday — their Sunday brunches are beyond.

 103 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 3EL

#4. Lupita

The impeccable Mexican atmosphere is waiting for you at this very place. Think about quesadillas and enchiladas, tacos, tostadas, traditional soups, salads, homemade totopos, some of the courses preserved the most ancient Mayan cooking traditions. The Lupita’s cuisine is meaty enough for meat-lovers and totally friendly for all those veggie-obsessed at the same time. And we haven’t even begun talking about desserts. Pay attention to the Lupita’s bar — you will enjoy a wide range of rare Mexican beer, wine and, of course, beloved margaritas.

 60-62 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT,  13 Villiers St, London WC2N 6ND,  7 Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP

#5. Taqueria

This restaurant preserves the authentic spirit of Mexico City — vibrant, spicy, delicious, and colorful. Its staff is friendly, service is warm and quick, interior is beautiful in its simplicity. The food will delight even the picky eaters: homemade tortillas, well-spiced meat, veggies and fish, loads of appetizing snacks and courses. Whether you prefer traditional Mexican alcohol or just cool refreshing drinks, you will enjoy it at the Taqueria’s bar. This restaurant is one of the London’s Mexicans faves and this fact speaks for itself.

 139-143 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RS

#6. Casa Morita

Not a superb and fancy place, but definitely a cozy, warm, and friendly one. Casual and lively atmosphere, caring service, great food and drinks, everything's here to just chill out and enjoy your visit. The Casa Morita’s homemade tacos are highly recommended, as well as their desserts and cocktails. The restaurant has some good special meals, all spicy, tasty, and vibrant. The whole menu is considered as totally Mexican, so if you crave some real traditional cuisine experience, make sure to drop by.

 9 Market Row, Brixton, SW9 8LB

#7. Peyote

If you want to take a short trip to get out of routine, then Peyote is what you need. Peyote that serves delicious Mexican food and authentic drinks, so it's a posh restaurant, not a cactus this time. The menu, carefully crafted by Eduardo Garcia, boasts with the classic items like tacos, quesadillas, ceviche, guacamole, and such uncommon dishes like cactus tostadas. Add the trademark Peyote Margherita and you'll get a perfect dinner.

 13 Cork Street, Mayfair, London W1S 3NS

#8. Cafe Pacifico

This restaurant is famous for its great bar, so if you crave some decent Mexican drinks in London, Café Pacifico will become your happy place. The food is definitely on point as well — juicy and delicious, authentic Mexican meals come in really big portions, so pay a visit when you’re hungry. Everything here is spicy, flavorful, and bright: the actual food and drinks, friendly service, fantastic atmosphere, and unique Mexican vibes. Add the good location and reasonable prices to this mix and serve it hot. With salsa, of course.

 5 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA

#9. Tortilla

This place is the most favored joint of the top Mexican restaurant chains in London. Tortilla is a brilliant choice for literally everyone. Whether you are looking for a decent drink or just want to stuff yourself with something delicious, this will be a perfect place. Breakfasts and dinners are served here, as well as an all-day menu, you can have a tasty meal at any time of the day. The Tortilla’s menu is a mix of different burritos, quesadillas, nachos and tacos, with a wide range of dressings and fillings.

 22 The Broadway, London, SW19 1RE,  13 Islington High St Angel, London N1 9LQ,  Unit 11A, 106 Southwark Street Bankside, London SE1 0TA,  144 Camden High Street Camden, London NW1 0NE,  18 North Colonnade Canary Wharf, London E14 4EU,  460 Strand Charing Cross, London WC2R 0LQ,  Shopstop Clapham Junction, London SW11 1RU,  227 Finchley Road Swiss Cottage, London NW3 6LP,  6A King Street Hammersmith, London W6 0QA,  28 Leadenhall Market Leadenhall, London EC3V 1LR,  6 Market Place Oxford Circus, London W1W 8AH,  1-2 Kew Road Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey TW9 2NQ,  6 Pancras Square King's Cross Central, London N1C 4AG,  213 The Balcony, 1st Floor, The Gallery Westfield Stratford City, London E20 1ES,  Victoria Place Shopping Centre 115 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9S,  Ariel Way, Westfield London Shopping Centre, London W12 7GF,  Unit 415-416, Intu Lakeside West Thurrock, Essex RM20 2ZP

#10. La Bodega Negra

La Bodega Negra with its fooling sex shop entrance provides you with the special hip vibes. Every tiny detail is on point here, from the attractive appearance to the artfully arranged dishes. The restaurant’s food will be loved by true Mexican cuisine fans, as well as by those who just want to savour something delicious. Enjoy the low-lighted, gracefully designed, shabby-chic space, filled with loud music and cheerful crowd. This restaurant is one of the London’s trendy places — stylish, often celeb-visited, and charming in its own way.

 9 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 5JF
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