Barrio is cool South American cocktail bar with outposts across London. A very warm and colourful feel to the decor sets the scene and creates an exotic environment with South American beers, rum and tequila cocktails that make for a memorable Mexican boozy brunch experience.
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.
Salsa Bar on Charing Cross Road is the perfect place for an authentic South American drinking in London. The menu is a sumptuous selection of Latin dishes with classic and signature cocktails, while rhe entertainment varies from Salsa dancing, to live music and even a spot of cabaret.
Prepare to be taken on a trip around the world at this Baker Street bar. Bringing you a slice of South American flavour in its diverse menu, Playa is a firm fave for its cachaça cocktails, tostadas, tacos and croquettes packed with steamed seabass, moreish veal and more.
Shoreditch may be London's hipster haven, but that doesn't mean a little South American attitude can't be found amongst the graffiti and bikes shops. Toting tropical flavours, cool rum mixes and bold interiors, Floripa is a cheeky little slice of Brazilian sass in the heart of East London.
Get a taste of paradise on your next night out with a trip to Tropix on Clapham High Street. Once you're inside this haunt, you'll be transported to the sun-soaked shores of South America, complete with vibrant plates of food, cocktails and partying 'till late.
With multiple locations in London, Arepa & Co is a modern Venezuelan restaurant dishing up authentic eats in a cool, relaxed setting. The star dish here carries its namesake, the arepa, a flat cornbread stuffed with beef, pork or sweet potato and cooked to perfection... delicious.
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.
Gaucho is on a mission to bring a touch of Argentine flavour to London through its menu of mouthwatering meat dishes. Sink your teeth into their signature steaks in an elegant brasserie-style setting, with a wide array of handpicked bottles to perfectly pair with your munching.
El Vino Masons Avenue is a top City restaurant bar for after-work tipples. With an impressive wine list featuring South American, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian bottles, you will have more than enough to complement their menu of sharing plates while you catch up with pals.
Perfect for those looking to dine on fast casual South American food in London, Benito's Hat promises a laid-back meal in the heart of Oxford Circus. Head on down for the fine art of bulging burritos perfectly paired with a roster of mezcal and margaritas for the full Mexican experience.
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 delicious Mexican bites upstairs.
Head to Kensington where this slick bar and restaurant offers some of the finest Latin American food in London. From delicious Spanish tapas to tasty Peruvian small plates, Zuaya has put together a menu of mouthwatering eats and a few signature cocktails to wash them down with.
Leicester Square Kitchen is a must for those in need of South American dining, with its unique menu of small Peruvian and Mexican sharing plates. Perfectly perched in the West End, the venue backs up its flavoursome food items with punchy cocktails and an enviable terrace space.
Located in Clapham, Mommi is an international hybrid where Japanese and Latin cultures collide. Tuck into an array of raw, fresh and healthy plates, with a diverse liquor cabinet that features plenty of wine and Pisco for those fancying an exotic cocktail or two.
Fusing Aussie style with South American flair, Mama Fuego is a Greenwich restaurant bar that you need on your radar. Expect striking interiors and a 70s-style plush sunken lounge alongside signature cocktails, coffee and delicious all-day bites from across the globe.
Based in the ever-bustling Old Street and Soho, Ceviche is a South American restaurant that showcases the best flavours Peru has to offer. From mouthwatering cuts of meat to fresh ceviche dishes, the team of chefs use a range of fresh ingredients to recreate traditional recipes.
Head to East London to discover seriously hot Andina, a family-style Peruvian eatery that mixes modern techniques with traditional flavours. As well as toting its very own Pisco bar, the South American restaurant bar features a fiery menu of classic cocktails to pair with your feast.