Mexican Restaurant · Charing Cross
13 Villiers St (John Adams St), City of Westminster, Greater London, WC2N 6ND, United Kingdom
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–11:30 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
£ £ £ £
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

London"s most authentic Mexican taquería. The same tastes, ingredients, flavors and smells as found in Mexico City.


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  • What you need to know
    Pearse K.
    "Had the Gobernadors - amazing with a squeeze of lime."(5 Tips)
    Kris K.
    "Dare to try the chile toreados.... Amateurs need not apply."(4 Tips)
    Kent B.
    "Best Mexican food in London!"(4 Tips)
    Sam M.
    "Amazing Micheladas though."(6 Tips)
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  • Mexican food
  • tacos
  • gobernador
  • authentic
  • margaritas
  • lively
  • micheladas
  • chiles toreados
  • carnitas
  • horchata
  • trendy
  • cocktails
  • good for groups
  • casual
  • burritos
  • good for a quick meal
  • good for a late night
  • ceviche
  • spicy food
  • hanger steak
  • Ankur B.

    Get the Guacamole Artesanal for nibbles / starters: freshly-made guacamole right at your table, and good to share. Might take a while for wait staff to arrange for it.

    Ankur Banerjee · 1 week ago
  • GreGory I.

    Not good. Ceviche has nothing to do with real ceviche. Just disappointment.

    GreGory Ivanov · 1 week ago
  • Nick F.

    Great Mexican restaurant

    Nick Francis · October 16
  • Clara B.

    Great Mexican, the guacamole was really good

    Clara Bayarri · October 8
  • John M.

    The mojitos are delicious

    John Mizzi · October 1
  • Sai Preeti

    Loved the Horchata drink, really good guacamole and try the cactus taco too!

    Sai Preeti · September 13
  • Michal T.

    I love this place. Everything is tasty and very authentic. Try the Sopa de Tortilla.

    Michal Trnka · August 29
  • Tom K.

    Authentic Mexican Food, great service, a yummy experience all around. Do go!

    Tom K · August 17
  • Stepan R.

    Great street Mexican food! Cocktails are punchy

    Stepan Roger · August 15
  • Becky J.

    Great place for a quick bite to eat. Good food and quick service

    Becky Jagger · July 20
  • Lisa Talia M.

    Some of the best Mexican food you'll eat in London. Really reasonable prices! A must is the guacamole and tortilla chips... They make it at your table.

  • Julie O.

    Ate here one night after Wahaca to compare & simply put there isn't a comparison. The guacamolito was good with great chips but everything else was only ok.Go to Wahaca instead

    Julie ODonnell · May 28
  • Heena K.

    Great atmosphere & service was top notch. Only a fan of the vegetarian burrito, the guacamole & the cactus tostado were all disappointing. Churros so went down a treat but the cake was pretty bad.

    Heena Karani · May 24
  • David K.

    Not a fan. Order double as the portions are very small.

    David K · April 21
  • Alexia K.

    Burrito and conchinita pill bill is very very good, portion of burrito Is very big

    Alexia K · April 10
  • Juan C.

    Amazing service, i am really surprised to get this good service being the restaurant so Busy, Nico and Pascual well done!

    Juan Castro · March 20
  • Desiree R.

    Best mexican food in London, fantastic tacos as well as guacamole and margaritas

    Desiree Roldan · March 3
  • Gokhan O.

    One of the best Mexican in London. Love it!

    Gokhan Ordu · March 2
  • Angela L.

    nice mexican restaurant that opens til late. Particularly loving their tacos

    Angela Liu · February 10
  • Emilio L.

    If you are from the mexico city area and surroundings, this restaurant is perferct. Cheesse chicharron!!!!, tacos al pastor!!! they are the same as a well known taco chain in mexico Df GREAT!!!

    Emilio Lara · January 27
  • Beej C.

    This place is hit or miss sometimes. When it's not busy, the food comes out slow and cold. Waitstaff very friendly. The chicarrone de queso is yummy

    Beej C.U. · January 26
  • Sarah C.

    Order the table side guacamole

    Sarah Conrad · January 5
  • Iago F.

    El governador tacos are amaaaazeballs, as well as the one with chipotle sauce.

    Iago Fouquet Schmidt · December 2, 2014
  • Tesy L.

    Amazing mexican street food,tacos are really good i prefer the pastor ones

    Tesy Lb · November 27, 2014
  • Raquel

    Best Mexican Food I've tried in London so far, Pastor Tacos and Micheladas are excellent!

    Raquel · November 15, 2014
  • Damian

    Service was slow, disappointing portion size, but drinks were well-mixed. We were offered a free (tiny!) guacamole to move to a crappy table. Okay....

    Damian · November 8, 2014
  • Erin C.

    Not cheap for the pseudo fast-food style, but try Ensalada Maya to start. Divine intro to cactus.

    Erin Coburn · November 3, 2014
  • Georgia P.

    The tacos were very good, but if this is your main dish, it probably won't be enough. I had to order some more. The burritos on the other hand were a good portion.

    Georgia P. · October 16, 2014
  • Christiaan H.

    Get a cheese horn

    Christiaan Hendriksen · October 5, 2014
  • Alexia K.

    Much better Mexican chain compered to wahaca, big portions, try the burrito and the excellent guacamole they prepare on the spot

    Alexia K · September 21, 2014
  • Thomas L.

    Really tasty and a fair price. Also really kind Personal

    Thomas Lumesberger · September 19, 2014
  • Dipesh S.

    Impressive Mexican food

    Dipesh Shah · September 13, 2014
  • Sheila T.

    Delicious horchata and churros. Sadly the quesedilla were tougher and greasier than I prefer and the service was painfully slow, despite buttons with a hotline to my waitress' wrist.

    Sheila Thomson · August 20, 2014
  • Amanda

    Mexican! The tacos with sustainably fished yellow tail is really fresh and tasty. The big fried cheese dish is a bit salty but tastes good with the dip. Becomes addictive! Acapulco golden drink yum!

    Amanda · August 9, 2014
  • Pearse K.

    Had the Gobernadors - amazing with a squeeze of lime. A really memorable dish - made me want to order another course.

    Pearse Keane · August 8, 2014
  • Sean O.

    Love the little remote server call buttons. We didn't need it on our visit, but it would come in handy. I wish they had these in Paris... :). Wifi password: taco0414

    Sean Olson-Roy · June 13, 2014
  • Blaise G.

    Chiles Toreados are not for the faint-hearted.

    Blaise Grimes-Viort · May 20, 2014
  • Kent B.

    Best Tacos in London!

    Kent Bowen · April 9, 2014
  • Kent B.

    Amazing tacos!

    Kent Bowen · March 31, 2014
  • Alex B.

    Takeaway Option for train travel. Beats charing cross Burger King or "delice de France" every time

    Alex Balfour · March 24, 2014
  • Karina A.

    The Margarita was really good!!!! But the mains are very small. I would leave it as good option for cocktails only

    Karina Arteaga · March 22, 2014
  • Kent B.

    Best Mexican food in London!

    Kent Bowen · March 18, 2014
  • Sam M.

    Undeniably fantastic food, but expensive and some of the portions were small (ice cream especially). Wahaca serves about the same quality Mexican street food for a lot less. Amazing Micheladas though.

    Sam M · March 13, 2014
  • Kent B.

    Great two course lunch special for just £9.65 during the week.

    Kent Bowen · February 18, 2014
  • Mike S.

    The Gobernado Tacos are awesome! Wash down with a fresh marg. my favorite Mexican food in Europe.

    Mike Slone · February 12, 2014
  • Gregorio R.

    Real Mexican food!

    Gregorio R · December 17, 2013
  • Doc K.

    Very hot spicy chiles Toreados

    Doc Kuek · December 9, 2013
  • Daniel W.

    If you order the tacos, make sure you've got a magnifying glass with you.

    Daniel Watkins · December 6, 2013
  • Delfin V.

    They don't do tortas anymore, no other take away suitable option. Very, very disappointing!

    Delfin Vassallo · November 29, 2013
  • Liliana V.

    Pretty authentic considering it's not even in the same continent as Mexico. Order a Michelada with your favorite Mexican beer to chase a nice shot of añejo or reposado tequila, salud!

    Liliana Villanueva · November 24, 2013

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