REVIEW: Cantina Laredo’s Guacamole & Tequila Bar


What?

 

London’s first dedicated Guacamole and Tequila Bar has opened within the acclaimed modern Mexican restaurant, Cantina Laredo.

 

An independent restaurant, Cantina Laredo is owned and operated daily by the Ginsberg family who are dedicated to creating a truly authentic modern Mexican experience.

Tarryn Ginsberg has teamed up with one of Mexico City’s culinary experts, Roberto De la Parra to create an informal sharing menu that takes diners on an unforgettable journey through Mexico’s diverse regional cuisines.

 

 

 

Where?  

Located heart and soul of Mexico nestled in the corazón of Covent Garden.

10 Upper St Martin’s Lane
London
WC2H 9FB

 

What we ate:

 

Start Off:

The Guacamole and Tequila Bar features their in-house “Guacamaestro” who theatrically prepares ‘The Great Eight Guacamoles’ in front of you.
As experts in the art of guacamole, Cantina Laredo only use house-selected and perfectly ripened Hass avocados with truly sensational ingredients to create one of a kind guacamoles.
The menu includes Grasshoppers with Grilled Avocados, Creamy Blue Cheese with Almonds and Pineapple with Pomegranate Seeds.
I went for the Guacamole de Queso Azul which had Avocado, sour cream, creamy blue cheese with roasted jalapeño.Garnished with almonds and served with warm corn tortilla chips. It was amazing!!!

 

Mains:

 

We then went into the restaurant and embarked on a delicious tasting menu which we had a bit of everything off it!

 

Crispy chicken tacos with chile de árbol cream

 

 

 

 

Butterfly tiger prawns with Valentina butter

 

 

 

Jumbo prawn with guajillo achiote butter

 

 

 

28 day aged ribeye (270g) with yellow habanero butter

 

 

 

Dessert

 

We went for the brownie and the cheesecake!!!!

 

 

 

Drinks:

 

Leading the new Mexican wave of ‘sip, don’t slam’, with 100% blue agave tequilas and a range of Mezcals that will delight the smoky spirit lovers, the talented bar team will create premium margaritas and signature cocktails that embrace Mexico’s true spirit.

 

Certified ‘Tequilistas’ will be on hand to guide you through the unique tequila infusion menu.

 

We went for the Pine for Patrón – Pineapple infused Patrón Silver, ancho chile shrub and lime

 

 

 

 

And of course our favourite- Espresso Yourself with cafe patron and marshmallows!!!

 

We Recommend:  

 

Honestly that blue cheese guacamole is on another level! Also make sure you order a side of Creamy potatoes, ancho chile and queso fresco.

 

 

Our Thoughts:

 

Cantina Laredo can accommodate private events for up to 100 people seated and 150 people standing.

 

For those looking for a smaller and more intimate get together, there id the ‘Frida’ Private Dining Room that seats up to 14 people. From educational tequila tastings to live Mexican music, Cantina Laredo ensures the merriest of Mexican fiestas.

 

Find out more about cantinalaredo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Cantina Laredo

Email: info@cantinalaredo.co.uk

 

Social Media: @CantinaLaredoUK

 

 

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