Cartel Battersea


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.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Dance floor
  • Smart Casual, Dress to impress


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 23:00
Tuesday 17:00 23:00
Wednesday 17:00 0:00
Thursday 17:00 0:00
Friday 17:00 2:00
Saturday 17:00 2:00
Sunday 12:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.



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



Nearest Station

Clapham Junction (Rail)

Getting there

Website Citymapper Google Maps Gett £15 off for first riders with code DMNGETT

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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Cartel Battersea - London Restaurant Review

Cartel Battersea - London Restaurant Review

Holding down the dinner scene in Battersea is a great selection of independent restaurants the likes of BaBaboom, but it's not just kebabs that those hopping off at Clapham Junction can now enjoy. Fresh to the area and mustering up all the bare brick you can handle, Cartel Battersea offer up a teasing…

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