I love Mexican food and therefore I wanted to share with you all the best places I found and others to eat in London. When I first came to the UK, I couldn’t find any and wasted many Mexican dining opportunities on poor quality Mexicano food
Here are some of my favourite places
In central London, wahaca has gained a massive following. If you want to avoid queuing, I suggest you arrive at Wahaca before 6:00 at the latest. I know that is early, but it does get busy and you can end up waiting over an hour to get seated. I recommend getting a sample of the taco dishes, it is great to share with a friend. Wahaca serves a selection of alcoholic beverages including cocktails (great bloody Mary) and the tequilla board which comprises of 4 different types of tequila – so not for those with a weak stomach.
Price can depend on number of drinks ordered – but can be around £50 for two
I went to La Perla on a Thursday night and really enjoyed it. I have since read a lot of negative reviews about it where people have complained waiting over an hour to get seated. I must have avoided that when I arrived at 8:00pm. I really liked the place, friendly staff, nice decor, great atmosphere and quick service. We had complimentary nachos with salsa. I ordered fajitas which came sizzling as expected with plenty of tortillas, sour cream and guacamole and my vegetarian friend found they had a good selection for non meaties – enchiladas, burritos and fajitas too.
My friend and I had four drinks between us had a starter and main each and it came to just under £50.
This a great place to go for lunch, you can grab a quick bite for dinner. I normally go for the small fajita wrap at £4.95 and then get a refillable soft drink. You can also get a small burrito for £4.95. Tortilla gets busy quickly, so best to go at 12:00 for lunch avoiding the lunch rush. There are a number of Tortilla restaurants throughout London:
Islington, Oxford Circus, Southwark, Hammersmith, Canary Wharf
Lupita is a cheaper version of Wahaca but it gets just as busy. I have normally have a beer there, “Sol” is £3.50, quite reasonable considering they can be up to £5.00 in the nearby pub. Tacos are reasonably priced, from £4.95 each. Quesadillas start from £4.35 (for vegetarian option) and tortas are slightly more expensive at £8.75.
Dinner for two including two beers is around £30
If you have had a good Mexican dining experience, please let me know and you can write a blog post about it on this site.