South American Bars in London
There’s no denying it – London loves Latino. From the street food to the burritos and of course not forgetting the sumptuous tipples. There are not many credible bars that don’t have a hint of Latin American flavour. Whether it’s the music, the margaritas, the mojitos, the rum, the tequila or even the lime-chocked bottles of Sol, there is evidence of our cross-Atlantic chums in most bars. But if you like your salsa in much bigger portions, here are few South American bars in London that are worth checking out.
Cubana Restaurant and Bar, South London
Cubana in Waterloo really has it all for the full Latin American experience. There is an extensive Latin American food menu, fresh tropical cocktails and smoothies, and late night Cuban music. For those looking for a quick bite, Cubana also has a daily street-food vendor. With some of the most drinkonomical mojitos (£5.50), Cubana is a great South American night that will keep you boogying on down until the early hours.
Casa Negra, East London
Casa Negra’s creative Mexican dishes are one thing, but it’s the deluge of tequila and mezcal cocktails that crank it up another notch. There’s plenty to choose from and each comes with a noticeable South American kick, just promise us you’ll sample one of their divine frozen cocktails while you’re here.
Guanabara, Central London
Guanabara is undoubtedly Covent Garden's premier South American Bars. The celebrates Latin culture in quite some style; with special live acts like live percussion, capoeira, DJ’s and the infamous Samba shows. The food and cocktails salute the complex flavours and variety of Brazil and happy hours are available throughout the week.
Floridita, Central London
Located in the heart of Soho, Floridita provides an array of Latin American classics, from delicious steaks to classic Latin cocktails and even a wide variety of live music and entertainment from authentic Cuban bands to glitzy cabaret nights. Floridita is a tribute to the original El Floridita that first opened more than 150 years ago and has captured the spirit of the famous bar beautifully.
Floripa, East London
Shoreditch may be London's hearty hipster den, but that doesn't mean a little South American attitude can't be found in abundance amongst the top graffiti and bikes shops. Toting tropical flavours, cool rum concoctions and interiors reminiscent of a jungle festival, Floripa is a cheeky little slice of Brazilian sass in the heart of East London.
Salsa, Central London
Salsa Bar on Charing Cross Road is the perfect place for an authentic South American experience in London. The food menu is a sumptuous selection of Latin inspired dishes with something for everyone and the drinks menu has a great selection of classic and signature cocktails. The entertainment varies from Salsa dancing, to live music and even a spot of cabaret dancing!
Made In Brasil, North London
This South American haunt aims to bring the best of Brazilian and Latino culture, food, drink and music to London. The vibrant interior of this venue captures the spirit of a Brazilian beach party with natural warm colours and tropical décor. For the connoisseurs, the bar holds more than 200 different Cachaca’s from around Brazil.
Caipirinha Bar, North London
Caipirinha is hidden gem between Archway and Highgate. As the name suggests, it is a South American themed bar specialising in Latin inspired cocktails. It is an intimate venue that hosts regular live music, guest DJs and events. Whether it’s a quick drink from the extensive bar or a wild night on the brilliant range of cocktails available, this is a great place in London to get your South American fill for the evening.
La Bodega Negra, Central London
La Bodega Negra is a Mexican themed cocktail bar, restaurant and speakeasy in the heart of Soho. Enjoy tasty snacks such as tortillas and enchiladas, and sip some unique and mouth-watering Mexican cocktails. The true magic is in the downstairs speakeasy. With its secret ‘Sex-Shop’ entrance, fantastic drinks, candle lit tables, and trendy crowd; La Bodega Negra truly is a bucket-list bar.
Tonteria, West London
Upon entering Tonteria you immediately feel like you have been teleported into a hacienda in the heart of Jalisco, Mexico. Quirky features such as the actual train on the ceiling that delivers tequila shots to your table make this place a special and unique hotspot. From 10:30pm the vibe is built up as the resident DJ turns up the music and transforms Tonteria into a vibrant nightclub.