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Taco-bout Tasty Tacos in London

People celebrate London for its endless list of attractions: from Shakespeare's Old Globe Theater to Westminister Abbey to the iconic Big Ben. Many also think of London as one of the dining capitals of Europe, with a huge range of restaurants, from hole-in-the-wall chippies to Michelin-star haute cuisine. London boasts cuisines from around the world, too—including tacos! Diners who find themselves across the pond craving a bite of Mexican food can choose from taco spots all over town. Our suggestion on where to start? Check out the Tastemaker 20. We've pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best tacos in London among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Reserve a table before they fill up!

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13 Restaurants
Updated January 28, 2020
Restaurants:Titu, BEAST, 34 Mayfair
Price Range:£££ - ££££
Cuisines:Japanese, Steak
Neighborhoods:Mayfair, Oxford Circus
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Titu

££££
Japanese
Mayfair
4.6
277 reviews

Titu is a Japanese-inspired restaurant in Mayfair, just steps from Buckingham Palace. Diners might not expect to find tacos on the menu, but in reality they have some of the best tacos in London. The tacos are tuna tacos, and they come 4 in a serving (and are quite spicy!) Titu is famous for their gyoza, so be sure to pair tacos with some of the tiny dumplings. There's a selection to choose from, including vegetable, wagyu black pepper, spicy prawn, chicken and foie gras, and miso kimchi lamb. The atmosphere inside Titu is casual, with whimsical teal walls and light wood accents, so come here any time of day—no need to dress up.


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BEAST

££££
Steak
Oxford Circus
4.7
422 reviews

At BEAST, just near the Oxford Circus Tube stop, there's a focus on both land and sea. Chef Phil Campbell aims to showcase both the best seafood and the best meat and poultry anywhere in London. One dish where the seafood shines is in the crab tacos, which are some of the best tacos in London. They come on a homemade tortilla with tomato salsa, salsa verde, chervil, and toasted pumpkin seeds. BEAST also has an incredible menu of sides and vegetable dishes, so pair hte tacos with wild mushrooms, cauliflower carpaccio, or Japanese aubergine. Inside BEAST, it feels like a rustic tavern with candlelit tables, dark wood walls, and long communal-style dining benches. It's a great spot for a large group meal or a romantic date night.


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34 Mayfair

££££
Steak
Mayfair
4.5
880 reviews

In the heart of Mayfair is 34 Mayfair, a delightful, bright, and cheery restaurant just off of Grovesnor Square. Tables with white tablecloths are lit with individual miniature lamps, and an open-kitchen at one end of the restaurant balances a gorgeous mirrored bar at the other. For diners looking for tacos, Mayfair has a good option. At brunchtime, visitors can enjoy corn tacos with pulled USA short rib. These rich and savory tacos come with jalapeno and manchego for a tang and a bite. 34 Mayfair also has more traditional brunch dishes to try, too, like pancakes with bacon and maple syrup or buttermilk fried chicken and waffles.


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45 Jermyn St.

££££
British
St. James's
4.8
1308 reviews

For chic dining that also offers great people watching, diners should head to 45 Jermy St. This sleek eatery in the heart of St. James offers celebrated craft cocktails and a large brasserie menu, where people can find some of the best tacos in London, in addition to an excellent raw bar and caviar menu, as well as incredibly fresh seafood dishes. The tacos include raw Cornish mackerel and caviar, and they pair well with a crisp glass of champagne. The restaurant-wide bar at 45 Jermy St. is the real star, so don't skip out on a cocktail if it is the right time to imbibe.


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Nobu - London

££££
Japanese
Mayfair
4.3
2974 reviews

Nobu, with several locations throughout London, is one of the city's most upscale Japanese restaurants. the location on Old Park Lane is no exception, serving up some of the freshest sashimi and nigiri around. Surprisingly, Nobu is also home to some of the best tacos in London. Also surprisingly, Nobu's tacos come with meat rather than fish. Diners can order the New Style Tataki Toban-yaki Steak Tacos, which comes with 6 tacos per order. Also available at lunch are the chicken tacos, which also have 6 pieces per order and are spicy. Nobu is trendy and upscale inside, so make sure to dress for the occasion.


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COYA Mayfair

££££
Peruvian
Mayfair
4.6
1646 reviews

COYA is arguably the best and most popular Peruvian restaurant in London. The bar is the star here, with fresh craft cocktails mixed by bartenders who know their stuff. COYA features live music and dance parties, so expect a lively, loud, and vibrant vibe. For those looking for tacos, COYA has an excellent selection. There is an entire taco menu, and they come 3 to an order. Choose from options like apio con trufa (vegan), tuna, Cornish crab, or salmon and avocado. While COYA has other locations in the Middle East, the London outpost is conveniently in the heart of Mayfair.


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Ella Canta

££££
Mexican
Mayfair
4.4
433 reviews

Ella Canta may just be London's best Mexican restaurant. So, it's a most-visit for diners in town who want tacos, since they offer some of the best tacos in London. The taco offerings are on the menu, which visitors can order from a la carte, and they are beef chorizo tacos, with cabbage, creme fraiche, and arbol chili sauce. Ella Canta's concept is to cook with color, so expect plates to be as beautiful as they are delicious. Located on Park Lane in Mayfair, Ella Canta is convenient to many of London's most popular attractions and several tube stations, making it easy to visit while and town (and worth the visit). Ella Canta is upscale and subdued inside, so expect more fancy dinner than taco stand.


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UNI

££££
Sushi
Victoria
4.7
322 reviews

Diners who like Peruvian or Japanese food can't miss UNI in London. This fun and bright restaurant with whimsical decor touches features Japanese-Peruvian fusion food, and some of the best tacos in London. Diners who want tacos can order from the tapas menu, which serves single tacos (one per plate). Choose from salmon, king crab, yellowtail, or tuna. Pair the tacos with regular Japanese favorites, like tempura or gyoza. UNI serves lunch and dinner and is convenient, just steps from the Westminster Cathedral and the Victoria tube stop.


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MNKY HSE

££££
Latin American
Mayfair
4.3
551 reviews

In the heart of Mayfair is MNKY HSE, one of London's best Latin American restaurants. The cuisine here is fine dining, and the atmosphere is both upscale and trendy and club-like, with DJs spinning tunes every night. Taco lovers like MNKY HSE because they have a menu of both hard tacos or soft tacos, which come three to an order. Diners can sample tacos with fillings like king crab, wagyu beef, roasted aubergine, seabass sashimi, chicken chipotle, lamb shoulder, or wild mushrooms (among others). When done dining, visitors can move over to the candlelit lounge space, filled with comfortable seating, to enjoy the nightlife here.


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Koji

££££
Japanese
Fulham
4.7
792 reviews

At Koji South, cocktails and sushi reign. This dark, candlelit chic space does not just have straightforward Japanese food—they also have some of the best tacos in London. Tacos at Koji come 2 per order, and diners can choose from tuna, sea bass, or salmon. In addition to other Japanese delights like robata and tempura, the restuarant has a large sushi menu for fresh rolls or sashimi. Koji is in Fulham, just steps from Parsons Green.


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Zuaya London

££££
Latin American
Kensington
4.5
986 reviews

Zuaya is one of the best places in Kensington to get tacos. The menu here focuses on Latin American cuisine, including dishes from Peru, Brazil, and Mexico. In terms of tacos, there are two options: the tuna taco, which comes on corn or wheat tortilla with yellowfin tuna, or the lamb taco, which comes on a corn or wheat tortilla and lamb cooked with a Moroccan spice blend, topped with pineapple and cinnamon. Zuaya is upscale and trendy, and the atmosphere tends to be lively and bustling. Dress up for people watching and come for a fun night out with friends or to imbibe on one of their delicious craft cocktails.


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Chicama

££££
Peruvian
Chelsea
4.5
1163 reviews

In trendy Chelsea is Chicama: a Peruvian seafood restaurant that features dishes with bold, vibrant flavors. The chefs at Chicama get their products and seafood delivered daily, and they aim to use as many local ingredients as possible. At lunch, Chicama serves a variety of tacos, and the ingredients rotate regularly. Diners can find vegetarian options, as well as ones featuring seafood fillings.


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Michael Nadra Brasserie Chiswick

££££
Modern European
Chiswick
4.4
1270 reviews

One of the best places for outdoor dining in all of London is Michael Nadra in Chiswick. The restaurant's courtyard makes it one of the best spots to enjoy any warm day in London with no rain. One of the other reasons to come to Michael Nadra is the tacos. Considered a special, the tacos at Michael Nadra rotate on and off the menu. But when they are available, they are on blue corn tortillas with a variety of fillings. One of the most popular taco varieties is lime ceviche with caviar. This is a fine dining establishment with a chic interior and well-dressed clientele. So consider it for a special occasion or a fancier evening out.


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