7 Marvellous Mexican Restaurants You Need To Visit In London

Jack Saddler Jack Saddler - Staff Writer

7 Marvellous Mexican Restaurants You Need To Visit In London

Time for some Tacos!

It’s freezing in London right now (you could be reading this in June and it probably still stands true), so why not heat things up with a little Mexican spice, and pretend that you’re on a sunny beach sippin’ on a Margarita.

1. DF Tacos

DF Tacos is the Nando’s of Mexican Restaurants, and we honestly mean that as a compliment. Think speedy service, bottomless drinks and not having to wait for the bill after you’ve eaten (you do have to pay before, mind). We scoffed our faces with chorizo nachos (which we couldn’t believe were considered a side order), pulled pork and buttermilk chicken tacos and sipped on damn good frozen margaritas. The food was beautifully presented, or at least it was until the moment we stuck our teeth into it, and they had a huge gluten free menu (if that’s any help to anyone). We thoroughly recommend DF Tacos if you’re after a naughty lunch or a quick and casual dinner. DF = Damn Fine*.

(*Not actually what it stands for). 

📍 Restaurants in Shoreditch, Tottenham Court Road, Brixton and Victoria. 

2. Madera

Endless views, tacos, and margaritas. If that sounds like your definition of heaven, you’ve come to the right place. Madera sits atop Marylebone’s Treehouse hotel and truly lives up to the theme. At this Los Angeles-born Mexican restaurant, you’ll find stunning interiors, green foliage, and sweeping views of London. Read all about it here.

📍 14-15 Langham Place, W1B 2QS.

3. Club Mexicana

Not only do Club Mexicana own the title of the driving force behind London’s first 100% Vegan Pub, but they provide some of the best Mexican street-food the city offers. From a plant-based burger bar with Mexican fried chicken burgers to their tasty tacos in Soho, you seriously can’t go wrong with this scrumptious spot. View their Instagram for mouthwatering posts and location info.

📍 Multiple locations.

4. Nine Lives Bar

Nine Lives is a classy London Bridge spot offering up cocktails that are as delicious as their tacos, meaning you’re truly in for a treat. Think spritzes and frozen margaritas, alongside some drool-worthy fish tacos. Mexican food heaven awaits you over by the bridge. More info here.

📍 8 Holyrood Street, SE1 2EL.

5. Victory Mansion

This Asian-Mexican fusion is a unique but essential spot for tacos, or Ta-K0, in the capital. I’ll be honest, I never thought about trying a red pepper pork collar, kimchi, and mango salsa taco, but now it’s basically all I can think about. Victory Mansion even offer a 2-hour bottomless Ta-Ko and cocktails for £35pp, so you’ll probably catch us there very soon.

📍 18 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 7PL.

6. Near & Far

You may know Near & Far for its wacky interiors and panoramic views at Peckham Levels, or even their lush Camden roof terrace. If that’s the case, it’s likely you also know that they whip up some pretty fine Mexican food. Whether you’re after a helping of tacos, a mean burrito, a stand-up sharing platter, or just some bougie cocktails, you’re suitably covered at Near & Far.

📍 Multiple locations.

7. Wahaca

Chances are you’ve spotted a Wahaca or five while on days out around the city, and there’s a reason for that. Come here for trusty Mexican food that you know will hit the spot every time. Indulge yourself with their glorious nachos and guac, before moving onto grilled chicken and avocado tacos and a Trealy farm chorizo quesadillas. That’s without even mentioning their burritos and enchiladas. If you’re a fan of the classic Mexican flavour, you’re in good hands here.

📍 Multiple locations.

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