Best of the best: Mexican restaurants in London

From mezcal and tequila cocktails to some delicious tacos and chalupas, here are some of the best Mexican restaurants in London.

Bringing authentic flavours from Mexico, these restaurants in London will sizzle your taste buds with a wide range of dishes to offer. And while you are indulging in the fiery Mexican cuisine, do not forget to grab a tequila or a mezcal drink to spice up the affair.

Yucca

Rio Ferdinand (Left) dining at Yucca, Source: Facebook

A real tex-mex canteen as they proudly claim, Yucca is a paradise for Mexican food lovers in Fulham. Choose from tacos (hard or soft), quesadillas, burritos, and fajita options on the menu for an enticing spice mania. While you wait for your order, gaze at the sky from the glass roof enclosed by crafty wooden finishes. We recommend the De Pollo burrito to go along with the Mexican Matador cocktail, which is made with silver tequila, melon liqueur, vodka, amaretto, and cranberry juice. And did we mention that you might just spot some celebrities in here too?

Location — 496 Fulham Rd, London SW6 5NH.

Timings — 12 pm to 11 pm (Monday to Thursday)
12 pm to 11.30 pm (Friday to Saturday)
12 pm to 10.30 pm (Sunday)

El Pastor

A well-behaved dog balancing a nacho crisp at El Pastor, Source: Facebook

Named after the almighty Al Pastor taco in Mexico city, El Pastor is inspired by true Mexican origins. The tuna tostada is worth the try with crab taco and salsa sauce to make up for a unique seafood infusion in Mexican food. While you’re here, don’t forget to sip on one of their many mezcals. The restaurant has limited table bookings so we suggest you walk-in early for a table, and bring your doggos along if you wish to.

Location — 7A Stoney St, London SE1 9AA.

Timings — 12 pm to 3 pm, 5 pm to 11 pm (Monday to Sunday)

Benito’s

Burritos and power bowls at Benito’s, Source: Facebook

Started with an aim to bring authentic Mexican food to the UK, Benito’s highlights simple Mexican street food options in a funky and warm atmosphere. A Proteina Grande Power Bowl made with grilled chicken, braised pork, rice, lettuce, pico, cheese, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, and salsa verde will pump in energy needed to kickstart your day. Or else, go for a Felipe burrito combo with the Tequila Sunrise cocktail for a more subtle meal choice. Known for their margaritas, the Frozen Strawberry Margarita is a good pick from a list of options. On every second Tuesday of the month, Benito’s celebrates Taco Tuesdays with £1 tacos throughout the day. Be sure not to miss it!

Location — Kiosk 1, Street Food Social The Westgate, 130 Queen St, Oxford OX1 1PB.

Timings — 11.30 am to 9 pm (Monday to Saturday)
11.30 am to 6 pm (Sunday)

Taqueria

Mexican food and cocktails, Source: Facebook

Specializing in tacos, Tequeria’s offers a wide range of them. Some of our favorites are the organic prawn, roadside chicken, pancita, and jalapeño tacos. The watermelon and passion fruit tequila cocktails make an addition to your meal. We highly recommend the Mezcalita cocktail, made with mezcal, lime, sugar syrup, and sal de gusano rim. For dessert, the Tres Leches sponge cake will soothe you with strawberry and condensed milk flavours, while Churros with Cajeta will come great as a light takeaway sweet bite.

Location — 141–145 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RS.

Timings — 1 pm to 10.30 pm (Monday)
12 pm to 11 pm (Tuesday to Thursday)
12 pm to 11.30 pm (Friday to Saturday)
12 pm to 10.30 pm (Sunday)

Café Pacifico

Taco, cocktail, and Mexican sides, Source: Facebook

Claiming to be the oldest Mexican restaurant and the grandfather of tequila bars in the UK, Café Pacifico will easily impress you with its cocktail menu. Order nachos while you sip on cocktails like the Mezcal Fix made with Bruxo X mezcal, fresh lime juice, roasted pineapple syrup, Cynar liqueur, sea salt and black cherry. With a seperate menu for tequila, we suggest the Canti-melones cocktail made with Cantinero Silver Tequila, Melonade melon liqueur, agave nectar, and lime juice, served on the rocks in a pink Himalayan salt rimmed glass.

Location — 5 Langley St, London WC2H 9JA.

Timings — 1 pm to 10 pm (Monday to Tuesday)
1 pm to 11 pm (Tuesday to Wednesday)
1 pm to 12 am (Friday)
12 pm to 12 am (Saturday)
12 pm to 10 pm (Sunday)

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