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7 Must-Try Tacos Around London

By Malika Dalamal | April 29, 2014 By Malika Dalamal  |  April 29, 2014

Looking for your next taco fix? From food trucks to trendy tequila bars, a traditional taqueria and high street chain, we've found seven top-notch tacos to get fired up about.

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  • What: Chicken Tinga at Taqueria

    Why We Love It: This no-frills, no-reservations Mexican joint in Notting Hill makes their own corn tortillas for their tacos and uses free-range meat and homemade chilli and herbs. The tinga is made with spicy chicken in a tomato sauce, topped with onion, grated cheese and thinly sliced avocado.

    Insider Tip: Monday to Thursday from 4-7 PM all tacos are half price.

    Price: £6.60

    139-143 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RS; 020 7229 4734

  • What: Ox Cheek Taco at Santo

    Why We Love It: Tender chunks of meat, dense and full of flavour, are topped with onion, a coriander and avocado sauce and wrapped in two fluffy and nutty corn tortillas.

    Insider Tip: On Friday and Saturday, after the last taco has been polished off, this little Mexican restaurant turns into a salsa party complete with a DJ and the owners playing the drums.

    Price: £6

    299 Portobello Rd., W10 5TD; 020 8968 4590

  • What: Sirloin Steak Taco at Crazy Homies

    Why We Love It: Juicy and tender strips of meat are topped with chipotle sauce and creamy guacamole.

    Insider Tip: These oversized tacos come in a serving of four so be careful not to overorder.

    Price: £15.50

    125 Westbourne Park Rd., W2 5QL; 020 7727 6771
     

  • What: Baja Fish Taco Breddo's Taco Shack

    Why We Love It: The menu changes regularly at this popular street-food stall but try and catch this old fish favourite made with lime aioli and jalapeno.

    Insider Tip: The original taco shack can be found at Netil Market on Saturdays.

    Price: £5

    Netil Mkt., Westgate St., E8 3RL
     

  • What: Fish Taco at Peyote

    Why We Love It: Sit at the downstairs dedicated taco bar to sample these handmade tortillas filled with chunky pieces of cod and topped with cabbage and salsa verde.

    Insider Tip: People-watching, top-notch service, an extensive tequila menu and a lively atmosphere are what you pay extra for at this upmarket Mexican restaurant

    Price: £10

    13 Cork St., W1S 3NS; 020 7409 1300
     

  • What: Pork Pibil Taco at Wahaca

    Why We Love It: The pork is marinated overnight in a special Yucatecan sauce full of fiery spices and chilli and then slow cooked for four hours. The delicious and tender meat is then topped with sweet pickled onions and coriander.

    Insider Tip: The three mini soft corn tacos in each portion are too good to share. Think about getting your own dish.

    Price: £4.10

    Various locations

  • What: Camaron Taco With Chipotle Cream & Pickled Onion at La Bodega Negra

    Why We Love It: Plump and firm shrimp cooked to perfection topped with smooth guacamole, pickled onion, a little lime and sprinkle of sea salt.

    Insider Tip: Can't get a reservation in the downstairs restaurant? The all-day cafe upstairs doesn't take reservations and serves the same selection of tacos in a more casual setting.

    Price: £7

    16 Moor St., W1D 5NH; 020 7758 4100

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Crazy Homies

MexicanNotting Hill
Food18 Decor19 Service15 Cost£27
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Peyote Restaurant

MexicanMayfair
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Wahaca

MexicanShepherd's Bush
Food22 Decor19 Service20 Cost£25
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Wahaca

MexicanCanary Wharf
Food22 Decor19 Service20 Cost£25
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Wahaca-Southbank

MexicanSouth Bank
Food22 Decor19 Service20 Cost£24
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Wahaca

Covent Garden
Food22 Decor19 Service20 Cost£25
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Wahaca - Soho

MexicanSoho
Food22 Decor19 Service20 Cost£25
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Wahaca

MexicanFitzrovia
Food22 Decor19 Service20 Cost£24
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Wahaca

MexicanWaterloo
Food22 Decor19 Service20 Cost£24
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Food22 Decor19 Service20 Cost£24
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La Bodega Negra

MexicanSoho
Food17 Decor20 Service20 Cost£41

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