Best Spanish and Mexican Restaurants in London
Tuck into tapas and more as some of the best Spanish eateries come calling. Oh, and there's talk of Mexico too. Whether you're burrowing your head in a burrito or going to town on a selection of tapas plates, this city is brimming with top dinner picks, from quirky lounge restaurants to high end eateries. Check out our recommendations for the best Spanish and Mexican restaurants in London.
Last updated on 4th January 2018
Headed to Central London and looking for some mighty, Mexican morsels? Then why not try Benito's Hat on for size. A beloved brand when it come to tacos and burritos, head on by for flavour but stuck around for their margarita roster.
Inspired by the rustic, traditional bistros of Madrid, Camino is Southwark's newest Tapas and wine bar. From delectable exe cheeses, spicy chorizo on a bed of cooked pepper and succulent steak served with a potent portobello mushroom, this South London Spanish hotspot will definitely leave you well-fed and wanting more. Bursting full of life and the vibrant flair that's come to define European life, Camino is certainly well-worth a visit.
Taking inspiration from the buzzing streets of Mexico, Wahaca takes on the style of a market kitchen to bring you an array of the most colourful, spice laden and fragrant Mexican street foods in a cool setting. A fusion of Latino and Mexican eating in London, Wahaca will serve you up a feast of sharing plates with slammers of tequila for a fun dining experience.
This great Camden restaurant serves up some of the best Mexican food in London. Emjoy amazing tacos and incredible brunch dishes at this fabulous London Mexican restaurant.
Showcasing the finest flavours that Mexico has to offer, Cantina Laredo infuses traditional recipes with contemporary twists. Based in Covent Garden, the team of chefs have curated a truly intriguing menu, where each dish has been produced by mixing authentic ingredients with modern-day cooking techniques. The restaurant features dishes that originate in various different regional Mexican cities, and is sure to pack a punch with it's delectable spices and delicately-balanced meals.
After opening in 2013, Ametsa with Arzak Instruction shortly after received its first Michelin star. A concept inspired and devised by the brains behind the three Michelin starred Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian; Ametsa is housed within the beautiful Halkin by Como Knightsbridge, and specialises in innovative molecular cooking married with traditional Basque flavours.
As far as Mexican restaurants in South London go, Cartel in Battersea has to be up there with the best. The first thing that catches your eye is the cocktail menu, made up of refreshing tequila and Mezcal-infused cocktails. But on closer inspection, you'll discover the fresh taco menu that bursts with fiery flavour. Enjoy a beef brisket taco, served with radish and chorizo, or a pulled chicken taco cooked in Mezcal.
With a large outdoor terrace and vibrant terrace, Camino has landed in Shoreditch. Join the venue as they serve up moreish tapas and brilliant cocktails and cava.
In this underground supper club, it may be a four-course Mexican-inspired feast. However, this unique experience, around sharing tables, promises to be challenging and intriguing to palette.
A Spanish institution in the heart of Leicester Square, Salvador & Amanda has been bringing a piece of Spanish culture to London for years. A restaurant and bar serving the very best that Spanish cuisine has to offer, expect some of the best tapas to be found in London. Plus, if you stay long enough the place turns into a club, meaning you can burn off the exquisite food while taking part in the fiesta.
In terms of original entertainment, Salsa is definitely up there amongst the great. As the name would suggest, they offer salsa lessons that are highly recommended and thoroughly enjoyed. Predominantly a club, they equally have a fine selection of Mexican cuisine in London alongside a great range of drinks to choose from. There is truly something for everyone here.
May Fair Kitchen is bringing all sorts of deliciousness to Central London. Head to Mayfair to find everything from ceviche through to spicy prawns, all served in a luxurious setting.
With Evil Twin running the kitchen, Lockside in Camden is serving up some seriously delicious Tex Mex cuisine. The industrial spot is perched right above Regents Canal and offers all-day dining, and late-night DJ sets.
While you may only be able to book a seat at the bar on our site, hot foot it to the restaurant for a premium slice of Mexican life. A Mexican restaurant in Canary Wharf know for their affordable sharing plates and snappy cocktails, Wahaca is a staple name in London for any and all treats that your Mexican craving heart may desire.