RestaurantsLondonWaltham ForestE11

Harden's says

Arriving with a strong reputation from Walthamstow, this hip-hop-blasting, graffiti-walled taqueria has taken over the old Spicebox location on Leytonstone High Road. You'll find standard and more unexpected tacos, mixing classic Mexican flavours with more local ingredients.

survey result

Summary

£15
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4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Delicious tacos in a lovely new location” are to be found at this hip-hop-blasting, graffiti-walled taqueria, which has taken over the old Spicebox site on Leytonstone High Road. Arriving with a strong reputation from a five-year stint in a smaller Walthamstow location, the selection mixes classic Mexican flavours with more local ingredients. In a June 2023 review, The Guardian’s Grace Dent thought its “astonishingly good” food to be “one of the more exciting things to have happened to this distant area of east London for a while… This is not Claridge’s – in fact, I’ve had a comfier seat at Costa Coffee – but they play Kool G Rap while you eat, you leave very full and the bill is utterly reasonable”.

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£4.30 £8.90 £0.00
Drinks  
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
686 High Road Leytonstone, London, E11 3AA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑10 pm
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑2:30 pm

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