In the heart of Covent Garden my other half and I went to see Matilda in theatre. But with no restaurant booking we decided to pick anything that we came across that had availability and I’m so glad we decided on Cantina Laredo on Upper St Martins Lane just next door to the restaurant Dishoom. On entering you’re greeted by very friendly staff member, we were asked if we had a reservation, but were welcomed in even if we didn’t. The restaurant is long and narrow with bright decor, not very Mexican but modern, for a more Mexican theme environment and atmosphere I would suggest visiting Café Pacifico. Once seated, we looked at the menu, the variation is great they have a vegetarian, pre theatre, gluten free, and a kids menu, catering for everyone’s needs which I thought was fab.
The cocktail menu was good, and the service by the waitress was great, my other half loves making them part of the dining experience so always asks for their suggestions, its either that or he is chatting them up…ha! Either way she gave her opinions and being an auspicious day we opted for the following mocktails, a Virgin Apple Mojito with fresh mint, lime, apple juice and soda water. And I opted for the Mango Passion Cooler, which included fresh passion fruit and mango with lime juice, agave syrup topped with lemonade, both priced at £4.95.
From the started menu we decided on the Guacamole En Molcajete which included avocado, tomatoes red onions, coriander and jalapenos served with tortilla chips (£6.95). The dish was freshly made out our table, which was really cool, it tasted really good too.
For mains we selected the Fajitas Vegetarianas for two, which included, portabella mushrooms, asparagus, artichokes, tomatoes, onions, peppers all grilled and served on a sizzling skilled. It was also accompanied by flour tortillas, coriander lime rice, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo and black beans (£15.95). I must say, it was delicious; the ingredients were all fresh, and all cooked to perfection, the taste was slightly bland for my liking but still lovely and the serving suggestion for two was perfect.
Overall I really enjoyed the food at Cantina Laredo, and would make another trip just to order more of the small plate varieties available and to try the alcoholic cocktails available.