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.
South American Bars and Restaurants 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.
Located in the basement of Covent Garden's Lima Floral, this Latin-American cocktail and pisco bar places authentic flavours that pack a punch at the forefront. Expect stunning concoctions using Mexican mezcal, Brazilian cachaca and Venezuelan rums, to give you a taste of paradise.
Serving up some of the finest Peruvian food in London, COYA is the go-to for mouthwatering dishes in the heart of Mayfair. With an extensive selection of pisco paired with ceviche, tacos, tiraditos and brunch come the weekend, you won't be leaving here hungry.
Barrio Shoreditch is one of London's most exciting South American themed cocktail bars. This fun time party bar is a great place in Shoreditch for letting your hair down and enjoying delicious cocktails. Barrio Shoreditch is a cool and quirky cocktail bar that raises the bar of South American themed cocktail bars in London, and is the perfect setting for partying into the early hours.
Casita Andina is a Peruvian restaurant on Great Windmill Street that's been turning heads with its fresh ceviche and traditional recipes. Coupled with the restaurant's selection of hand-crafted cocktails and rustic decor, you'll struggle to find a South American restaurant with more charm.
Tuck into tapas and margaritas at this stylish hangout in Covent Garden. The Mexican restaurant is inspired by traditional flavours and ingredients with dishes such as pork belly with corn tortillas and salsa verde, along with lamb cutlets with Amarillo curry mole.
From morning through till night, Senor Ceviche is one of the best places to eat Peruvian dishes, with a bottomless brunch filled with pisco sours and a food menu that takes inspiration from Japan and China too. Downstairs, there's a bar dedicated to pisco too.
Perfect for those looking to dine on fast casual South American food in London, Benito's Hat promise a laid-back dining experience in the heart of Oxford Circus. Head on down for the fine art of bulging burritos alongside a roster of mezcal and margaritas.
Based in the ever-bustling Old Street, Ceviche is a fun South American restaurant that showcases the best flavours that Peru has to offer. From mouthwatering cuts of grilled meat to fresh ceviches dishes, the team of chefs use a range of fresh ingredients to recreate traditional recipes that date back decades.
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, if you're closer to Temple, head over to that venue.
Barrio Soho is cool and funky Latin and Caribbean cocktail bar that has been getting Soho-ites to shake their booty for years. A very warm and colourful feel to the décor sets the scene and creates a truly exotic environment - the South American beers, rum and tequila compound this. Expect a young, hip and trendy crowd, Latin beats and lovely cocktails.
Open daily with regular lunch and dinner specials, LIMA is a gorgeous Peruvian restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia. With its open kitchen, outdoor seating, plush decor and basement cocktail bar, it is a multipurpose space that's perfect for any occasion.
When it comes to getting a taste for tequila in London, there's a name that's licking across everyone's lips. Join Wahaca in Charlotte Street as their Mezcaleria Bar is a haven for all things South American in the cocktails and shot department.
With an impressive wine list featuring South American, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian wines, you will have more than enough to complement sharing plates and delicious dishes at this City restaurant bar.
Located in Clapham, Mommi is inspired by the cuisine of Peru with hearty meat dishes; head to south London on Sundays for Mommi's take on the traditional roast.
You might just forget you're in the heart of London at this authentic South American eatery in Soho. Ceviche has quickly established itself as one of London's most popular restaurants, and it's not hard to see why with their fresh and tasty menu, as well as a dedicated Pisco menu.
Barrio Angel is a South American themed bar that brings some samba to North London. There are Happy Hours throughout the week and the South American party vibe is the perfect choice for something a little different for birthdays and having a great time in London. Barrio Angel also has a great sharing and tapas menu, so what are you waiting for? Sass on down and drink on up.
Following on from the hit Ceviche, Martin Morales is opening a new restaurant in Shoreditch. Head to East London to discover seriously hot Andina, a family-style Peruvian eatery that mixes modern with traditional. As well as a Pisco bar, the venue also has a fiery menu full of South American classics.