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“Upmarket” Mexican operation in Covent Garden, with “very fresh-tasting” dishes (guacamole a speciality); reporters do gripe however that it’s “pricey”.
“It’s great how they make the guacamole at the table” – that’s just part of the array of “fresh”, “clean-flavoured” Mexican food at this “polished” and “buzzy” Covent Garden operation.
“I’m from Arizona, so I know an authentic Mexican!”; this grand-US-diner-style Covent Garden spot attracts consistent praise for “fresh-tasting” food that’s “a cut above”, and in “generous portions” too.
This Covent Garden Mexican (part of an international chain) may offer “authentic US-Mex” dishes, and “excellent margaritas”, but it looks and feels like a hotel brasserie.
Cantina Laredo offers something completely new, a sophisticated approach to traditional Mexican cuisine. Our ethos at Cantina Laredo is to blend old with new by using contemporary and traditional techniques to bring a modern twist to the authentic flavours from all regions of Mexico.
The menu is a culinary exploration of Mexico’s regional cuisines in search of Mexico’s most incredible flavours. Traditional and contemporary techniques combine to produce an intriguing menu that pays homage to authentic Mexican flavours. Emphasis is on the bold and intense flavours with simple presentation using high quality ingredients. Dishes are authentic, but not traditional with a modern approach to recreate classic dishes and invent new ones.
The restaurant seats 220 people with three different sections available to cater for private parties from 14 to 126 people seated or 150 people standing. Our purple room’s capacity is 78 seated and 100 standing. Our orange and purple room combine and has capacity for 126 seated and 150 standing. For those looking for a smaller and more intimate get together, we do have a separate Private Dining Room that seats up to 14 people equipped with its own sound system and plasma screen for presentations.
Cantina Laredo offers a unique dining experience for private dining and exclusive hires. Many corporates book with us for 10 Year Anniversary parties, Christmas parties, department celebrations, customer dinners, annual awards and the like. Our reservations team can tailor the event to your requirements from a full sit down diner to a stand up buffet style event. We can also provide assistance with adding some Mexican fun to your evening with the organisation of a Mariachi Band or an educational tequila tasting dinner.
Cantina Laredo Restaurant Diner Reviews
"The food is very fresh, especially enjoyed guacamole prepared at table. Also enjoyed perfect grilled sea bass. But pricey, even for the area, especially as they charge a lot for extras which in other places would be included in the price of a plate."
"Great food and service! Table side guacamole is a MUST. They also have a great lunch deal on the weekends with free flowing margaritas or prosecco for brunch."
"Food decent tho not ground-breaking and tending to dry; service enthusiastic and kind. Ambiance - shopping centre meets hotel foyer?"
"Satisfactory without being inspiring. Guacamole is freshly prepped at the table which is a nice touch. Good standby in a busy part of London, but not cheap."
10 Upper St Martin’s Lane, St Martin’s Courtyard, London, WC2H 9FB
Mon - Thur noon - 11.30 pm; Fri & Sat noon - midnight; Sun noon - 10.30pm
Last orders: 10 pm, Fri & Sat 10.30 pm, Sun 9 pm