Best Tacos In London
Mexico's age-old nosh, the traditional taco, has been eatenfor centuries and is today a global grub hit on many a world menu. Varying its middle, showered with salsa, pibil pork, Baja fish and more, London's taco restaurants are bringing you these flavours like never before. From the cheap to London Bridge, Shoreditch and Soho favourites, check out our recommendations below.
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Last updated on 23rd February 2024
Amigos y amigas, laid-back Barrio Soho beach-style bar showcases some of the most authentic eats from the Latino lands before embellishing with a colourful, contemporary Barrio bang. To pack your tortilla, pick from pulled pork with mango salsa, marinated beef with Barrio pico de gallo or a blend of veggies with spicy bravas sauce topped with spring onions, coriander and lime before sprinkling on your desired spice level.
With a huge selection of delicious tacos, this stunning restaurant in Camden (overlooking the canals no less) is one London's best Mexican restaurants. Their tacos come with a great array fillings from battered fish to braised pork, all set alongside margaritas and Mexican beer aplenty.
When it comes to tacos, Breddos make some of the best in London and their latest venture is no different. You'll find Super Tacos from Breddos at this unique space, alongside bars, coffee shops and a whole host of restaurants and street food spots.
Near & Far are delivering a little taste of Cali to Camden with their palm tree roof terrace, pink flamingos and mouthwatering Mexican street food from Elote's pop-up kitchen. They're sure to be the perfect pairing to rooftop lounging and cocktail sipping once summer rolls around.
Head East where DF Tacos London has brought their range of modern Mexican-influenced eats to the Truman Brewery - think pork pibil bites and jugs of frozen margaritas in a casual setting. And if you're south of the river? Then head over to their beaut Brixton branch.
If you're looking for London's best tacos, The Skinny Kitchen is a fine bet complete with live entertainment, Ibiza-style tunes and the prettiest surrounds. Choose from Korean chicken, prawns with avocado salsa and soy vegan chilli for your sumptuous fillings.
If you're craving tacos and happen to love seafood, you'll adore the ever-so-swish Shutters located in Canary Wharf. You can munch on delicious fillings such as pickled lobster, tempura avocado and fried fritters while picking at the Cornish nachos.
Someday in Finsbury Park knows a thing or two about tacos. This Art-Deco-themed hotspot is offering up a fabulous range of Mexican favourites, from the likes of buttermilk fried chicken, plantain and crispy cod, all smothered in chipotle mayo and salsa. Yum.
Looking for tacos in Shoreditch? Stop by Zapote for their beef tartare and al Pastor (spit-grilled slices of pork) editions, which are all served up across stunning surrounds. Plus, you can wash these beauties down with tequila or mezcal-heady cocktails.
Fancy tacos and freshly pulled pints? You can get both over at Spit & Sawdust. The Elephant and Castle venue serves scrumptious Mexican eats, from quesadillas and pulled pork to rice bowls and fresh tortillas. Plus, the joint offers £2.50 tacos on Wednesdays.
Market Place Peckham and Vauxhall is a top choice for those of you after mouthwatering Mexican plates. Delve into authentic dishes from Los Tacos, all before trying out other cuisines from big-name traders, such as Farm House Kebab and Little Tokyo.
Make your way over to Jalisco for either flour or corn tacos in the vibrant surrounds of Brixton Village or Loughborough Junction. Fillings include the likes of spicy chorizo, beans, fish, vegetables, beef and so much more. And if you're thirsty? Wash it all down with one of the zingy margaritas.
Head to this cool warehouse bar in Shoreditch for some of the best tacos in the city. They've got fillings like pulled pork with pickled onions, sustainable battered pollock, sweet plantain or roasted cauliflower and cheese sauce. There are plenty of signature cocktails on the cards here too.
Taco's anyone? Cheeky Chico's is a warm and vibrant restaurant in St John's Hill celebrating the rich culture of Mexico. Decked out in colourful decor and funky murals, this hotspot serves up a variety of mouth-watering tacos that cater to everyone, with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and low-carb options available. From red belly pork with honey chilli to panko fried chicken topped with truffle mac n cheese, their taco delights are to die for.
Classic, authentic and atmospheric, cool cafe La Bodega Negra boasts traditional Mexican munch that will have you mouth-watering for more week after week. A tasty trio of soft corn tortilla can be paired with chorizo, pulled lamb, cowboy beans and more; making for some of the best tacos in the UK.
Whether you're after vegetarian tacos or a seafood ceviche, Dalston's Hacha is serving the goods. With Tigre Tacos in the kitchen, you can wash down mouthwatering bites - like the huge mushroom taco with kale and chilli - with infused tequila, mezcal negronis and the iconic Mirror Margarita.