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5 Mexican restaurants in SW London to taco ‘bout

5 Mexican restaurants in SW London to taco ‘bout

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, here are 5 amazing Mexican restaurants serving all shades of taco – from the most traditional to Tex-Mex twists. 

Celebrate the 5th of May in style and head to one of the very best Mexican restaurants in SW London. Here’s the ultimate guide, from exquisite traditional dining to fast and convenient platters of nachos…


Mezcalito Chelsea

The self-proclaimed “London’s best-kept secret” is a hidden treasure indeed. Fancy cocktails galore – Baja California with frozen berries, traditional Jalisco served in a hand-crafted clay cup, and a Mexican twist on Cosmopolitan – Ciudad de México. Plus a selection of Cuban cigars and naturally a mouth-watering menu featuring all the Mex classics – burritos, quesadillas, and tacos – in a host of variations: achiote marinated chicken, fire-grilled shredded jackfruit, and chorizo sauté with onion, among others. They also offer Taco Tuesdays when you can stuff yourself with unlimited tacos for £25 and live Mariachi nights every Wednesday.  


Hacha Brixton 

This exceedingly Mexican watering hole offers an insane selection of the best tipples served in a shimmering mirror bar or a stylish agaveria. Sip on Mirror Margarita (voted 7th best cocktail in the world!), Alma Dorada with walnut aperitif and tepache, or Pear + Nutmeg Spritz. The food side has been curated by Maiz Azul, an authentically Mexican team focusing on delivering “a true taste of Mexican street food” and homemade recipes passed down through generations. Expect fish tacos with sea bass fillet marinated with lime and garlic, mushroom quesadillas, and guacamole with totopos. 


DF Brixton 

If you fancy something faster, DF Brixton ticks all the boxes: it’s delish, it’s convenient and it has great décor. Order straight from your table and indulge yourself with countless tacos variations, from steak and cheese to plantain, and from buttermilk chicken to ancho mushrooms, as well as rice bowls, burritos, and nachos. Plus bottomless soft drinks, Mexican craft beers, jugs of frozen margaritas, and tequila shots to wash it down. 


Azteca Chelsea 

Cool, laid-back and vibrant, Azteca offers a mind-blowing range of more than 150 different types of tequilas that can be turned into a selection of truly mouth-watering cocktails in a myriad of variations. Food-wise, there are the staples: beef tacos, corn and chicken quesadilla and black bean burrito, alongside totopos, guacamole, and nachos – keeping it as simple, as it gets. 


Café Sol 

Finally, Tex-Mex! If Taco Bell doesn’t exactly cut it for you, Café Sol offers a tempting alternative – with Taco Tuesdays and Burger Wednesdays to satisfy all cravings. Chilli con Carne abounds on the menu, as do enchiladas, fajitas, and chicken wings. Plus an impressive selection of wines, great pints, and many a tequila. It’s also a club – so if you fancy some upbeat party tunes after Tex-Mex delicacies, Café Sol is open ‘till 3 am every Friday and Saturday.