Mexican and Tequila Bars
Arriiiiii-bar. If your idea of seventh heaven is a heaving fajita, washed down with a punchy mezcal cocktail or even a couple of shots of that Mexican must, tequila, then London has the Mexican bars to hit the spot. Whether it's the flavourful food or gut-kicking drinks, the charming Mexican bars of this city will wow you, and draw you back again and again. So don on your finest poncho, saddle up the donkey, fire up those tequila shots and salsa your way down our recommended list of Mexican and tequila bars in London.
Last updated on 22nd September 2017
As far as Mexican bars in South London go, Cartel in Battersea has to be up there with the best. Whether you're sinking a few Mezcal and tequila infused cocktails at the bar, or are tucking into a range of hand-pressed tacos, this venue promises to showcase only the best flavours that Mexico has to offer.
London Cocktail Club Oxford Circus is themed to be a Gangster Tequila Paradise. With plenty of Mexican and California influences, it is an interesting party place. The bar has a main focus on tequila and whisky to create extravagant and delicious cocktails. For a late night party place, something a bit different than you're used to.
Variety is the buzzword of the day at Azulito. There’s no less than 80 varieties of 100% agave tequila for you to choose between, either straight or mixed up in a majestic margarita. Getting comfy shouldn’t be an issue – there’s plenty of tan-leather recliners or swinging basket chairs, and a lively party to be had if you’re coming at the weekend.
Cafe Chula in Camden are making you the tequila expert you've always longed to be. Join them at one of their masterclasses for drinks, facts and fun.
Cartel in Battersea is pulling out all the stops this month, hosting a fun bottomless brunch session revolving around all the wonder of tequila. Fuelled by frozen margaritas and glasses of chilled prosecco, guests will enjoy a 3-course Mexican feast, featuring dishes like a Mexican burger and mouth watering churros for dessert.
Brimming with tequila treats and mezcal potions this colourful lil' drinking den shouts Mexican spirit by the shot load. Mexcaleria packs a punchy, vibrant thump to London's drinking scene continuing the fancy-fun vibes of Wahaca to bring Mexico's drinking trend to us tequila thirsty Brits.
Giving it some serious welly in the Mexican department is cult cocktail classic, Barrio. Not only do their interiors scream of South America, their roster to tequila and mezcal behind the bar is sure to impress even the most hardened of fans.
Omeara might be best known as a gig venue in Southwark, but did you know it’s a tequila bar too? Their Cantina serves a great series of cocktails, craft beer and more tequila than you’ve probably seen in your life. Lupins also offer a series of small plates and snacks made with British produce.
Head of the fast-casual dining scene in London, Benito's Hat are a prime place to catch a slice of Mexican food in London. Head on down for a roster of Latin inspired bites with a punchy flavour set alongside a roster of margaritas aplenty.
If you're looking for a Wahackin' good time then the Terrace Bar lives up to all its siblings Mexican glory. With a range of sumptuously smoky Tequilas and Mezcal remedies waiting to be sipped, try the traditional tastes of Mehico with a slammer of these golden glories. Bursting with hispanic flavour and sass, there's tamarind, lime, hibiscus, grapefruit and mint essences by the bucking broco load.