Cartel Battersea

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Cartel is a new late-night tequila bar & taqueria that boasts an extensive tequila-based cocktail menu and specialises in authentic, hand-pressed tacos. The venue was inspired by the traditional taqueria: a street food stall offering inexpensive tacos and other Mexican dishes, served without pomp and ceremony but packed with flavour.  It’s also set to be a buzzing live music and DJ venue, with bands playing in the evening from Thursday to Saturday guaranteed to keep guests dancing until dawn. 

Cartel’s star dish is of course, tacos. Inventive fillings have a global feel, ranging from pulled chicken cooked in Mezcal and lemon to slow-cooked beef brisket with chorizo, radish and coriander. Vegetarians and vegans are well looked after too, with options like a tofu, black bean and roasted tomato in chipotle sauce taco. 

Former El Camion bartender Josh Rooms is heading up the bar team and has designed a cocktail list that celebrates tequila and Mezcal, with creative twists on old favorites and new creations like the Orendain using Arette Blanco, Creme de Cacao, Dry Vermouth and bitters or a Palenque a Mezcal based drink with a guava balsamic reduction.

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Offer Details Availability
2-4-1 Cocktails - 5pm - 11pm Monday 17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00
Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
Friday 17:00 - 23:00


Door Charge may apply
Happily Affordable ££
Smart Casual, Dress to impress
2-4-1 Cocktails - 5pm - 11pm


Day Open Close Notes
17:00 23:00
17:00 23:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 02:00
17:00 02:00
- - Private Hire Only


Cartel Battersea
517-519 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 3BN

South London

Nearest station:
Clapham Junction (Rail)
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Our Review

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Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Venue Hire 100 200 £1500 £8000
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Great New Years Eve Party! We went to Cartel as a group of friends for the bottomless drinks party and it did not disappoint! The band and the DJ kept the place dancing until the early hours with great tunes. Quick to get served from friendly staff and the cocktails were great! Lovely venue.
by on January 9th, 2018

WORST NYE EVER! No Latino or reggaeton music. Only average, random comercial music. If you are not going to deliver it then do not advertise it. DJ Jose Luis never arrived. Only 5 employees available in the whole place!!!: including 2-3 bartender, two 'bouncers'. Staff was rude. When I pointed out that there was no toilet paper, one of the bartenders gave me some napkins in a very diminishing way. Food was terrible; it said 'buffet style' but it was a complete mess.. 30 minutes wait. You ordered first and then make a line to wait, almost begging for your food. Quality was average. Veery, very disappointed. Everything was dirty, wet, and slow. Music terrible in general. As well as the crowd. They even threw us out at 2:10 am.. in NYE!!! One star is more that I would give...
by on January 1st, 2018
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They cancelled our brunch on the Tuesday before our booked Saturday because the margarita machine had broken. It has now been 3 weeks with no refund despite multiple chasing this multiple times! I definitely would not now go back to this venue or recommend it to anyone!
by on July 31st, 2017

MASSIVE shout out the baja fish tacos. Genuinely has to be one of the best items on the menu. Cocktails are very strong but the staff really know their stuff when it comes to their tequila. A little quiet, but makes a nice break away from the busy Clapham restaurants
by on January 1st, 1970
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