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Texas Embassy Cantina - CLOSED

1 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5DL, England
+44 20 7925 0077
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good20%
  • Average25%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible19%
14 Jul 2016
“Great Tex-Mex”
19 Aug 2015
“Great great food!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5DL, England
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

I went to this restraunt today the celebration of the chinese new year just down the road at Trafalger square. From the outside this place looked ok. Once inside the paint was falling off the walls, some writing in red was on them, the seats...More

Thank nigel j
Reviewed 28 January 2012

I have to admit, the first thing I miss when traveling overseas is American food. Over the years, the TEC has always beckoned because when traveling around London, you can't but help see it a few times a day. Once, it was THE place for...More

Thank Channel_70
Reviewed 25 January 2012

If you are really from Texas, this is not your embassy! This is the typical Tex-Mex Cantina outside of the good ole USA. Food is bland, prices are high, and if you are seeking comfort food try something local. If you have never had good...More

Thank Bintheloop
Reviewed 15 January 2012

We've eaten here many times over the years... a bit of an American Tex-Mex fix. I have to say that each time we go we are more and more disappointed.... the portion sizes seem to be getting smaller and the tastiness of the food is...More

Thank katredd
Reviewed 14 January 2012

I've been there several times, and generally go for a really tasty burger. Cocktails are ok, but they can't do a Mai Tai which is my favourite. Others on the menu are plebean, but anyone can make a Screwdriver so that's fine. Awful place for...More

Thank BruceNB
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Hard to believe that this place is still open - the food and service are awful

Thank Malachi W
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Avoid at all costs. Awful service. Rude, inefficient and treat you as if they don't want you there; especially the door staff. The food is mediocre. A good choice, but not worth the money. Try and find somewhere else if you can!

Thank Toughguy2
Reviewed 7 January 2012

We were very excited to find a "piece of Texas" right here in London as we were visiting from Austin. The only part of Texas that is in this establishment is the sign. We tried several things starting with the margaritas which were completely substandard....More

Thank Robin_E0908
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Used to be very good a few years ago. Went today and the food was dire; just about acceptable (sent mine back for being cold) but the ingredients just felt cheap and tasteless. The cantina was quite empty but the food still look ages to...More

Thank IamBadger
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Nice & friendly tex-mex restaurant close to Trafalgar Square. Big portions at a fair price (by London standards). The room is large and the decoration "brings" you to Texas. In winter months try not to sit close to the door. It doesn't always close properly...More

Thank pjm_pt
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5DL, England
  • Public Transportation: Underground: Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7925 0077
Set in an impressive Georgian building next to such neighbors as The National Gallery and Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square you can find London’s best and friendliest Tex-Mex restaurant. Once inside the restaurant you will find two floors, each with it’s own bar. On the ground floor you enter into a Mexican village at fiesta time with festival lights and sombreros giving that party atmosphere. There is also in view the open planned kitchen area where you can see the chefs preparing your meal to order. Whilst on the first floor you step into our 1800’s saloon, with a Texas Long Bar décor, thereby combining the best of both sides of the border. The food is traditional Tex-Mex but a well thought out menu with specialties such as Southern Fried Chicken, Fajitas and Enchiladas along with a large selection of great steaks. Desserts include Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie and of course Sizzling Apple Pie – This means that you are always spoilt for choice.
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