It was probably last year that I first started hearing rumors that a Mexican restaurant was coming to London--not just any Mexican restaurant, but one born out of the state of Texas, advertising its commitment to authentic Mexican gourmet cooking. Frankly, I'd never heard of Cantina Laredo, since Dallas seems to be the heart of their US efforts, but it came highly recommended. I jumped on it immediately, emailed the corporation and found out it was truly coming. To my surprise, the general manager sent me a note last week to let me know that indeed, the restaurant was opening this summer!
The new location is near Covent Garden, and thrill of all thrills to my husband, it is just a stone's throw from his office at St. Marten's Courtyard. I drooled when I found these photos on their website and now I'm counting the days until I can have the "whole enchilada!" One of their signature dishes is their Top Shelf Guacamole, which is prepared at your table.
Fajitas anyone? Did I mention they hope to eventually open 35 restaurants in the UK?
Here's the Botanos Platter which is a tasting platter to share. Complimentary chips and salsa as well. That's a big deal in London--complimentary. Now, is it really too much to ask for fountain soft drinks with free refills??
Pescado de Dia--salmon on Chimichurri sauce for those eating light.
Or this looks delicious: Steak Camaron Poblanoasada--a grilled carne asada steak wrapped around poblano pepper filled with tiger prawns, mushrooms and monterrey jack cheese.
Drool, drool. If you want to see more, find them at Cantina Laredo UK. And if you want to find me on opening day, look for me at Cantina Laredo. Olé!
Have you ever eaten at a Cantina Laredo in the US?